All About Crete Weather. Weather in Makriyialos/Makrigialos. This detailed 10 Day Weather Forecast in Crete for Makriyialos/Makrigialos, Lassithi Prefecture is prepared for the local ex-pat residents and holidaymakers. Makrigialos (Greek: Μακρυγιαλός) enjoys a climate much more akin to North Africa than Europe. In fact Libya and Egypt are just 200kms or so due south. The summers are hot and the winters generally mild. The clarity of the sunlight is hard to beat anywhere. An Historical Note: The locals say that their Cretan dialect is close to the Greek spoken in Anceint Greece. Holiday Weather Tip: Makrigialos would be particularly helpful as a holiday destination for sufferers, of Arthritis and Asthma due to its dry climate, clear air and sunny days.