Combining the beauty of the mountain and the sea, the local community Shinokapsalo stands out for the impressive mountainous terrain and the beaches communities Achliwn, Black Kolympoy and Serenity. Climbing the slopes of Thriftis and crossing a unique-smothered in pine-journey, we meet the Schinokapsala at an altitude of 432 meters.
Descending the pine forest of Peykoselioy found in Makrigialos, one of the most popular summer resorts in Crete. Makris Gialos, gets its name from the large sandy beaches, which each year enjoy thousands of locals and foreign visitors.
The later history of the record as a small fishing village with few inhabitants which served as a hub for agricultural products and animals, but the perfect natural landscape was to decisively change the identity of the area. The current population is 760 inhabitants.
Having gotten his name from pine logs which systematically cultivated in the region, and left as a dowry the valuable "forest", was previously the Koutsouras Centre of municipality Makri Gialos, hosting almost all services. the population of the village is 775 inhabitants (census 2011), 305 inhabitants (census of 1583).