Agia Pelagia is a small fishing village built in the centre of a picturesque amphitheatric bay, distantced 25 km from the international airport of Heraklion and 23 km from Heraklion port.
As you head from the national road high above the coastline, you'll see the impressive pictures of Agia Pelagia – such as on postcards and you can even see the island of Dia north of Heraklion.
Agia Pelagia is probably the most popular tourist resort of Heraklion and is ideal for family holidays in Crete.
Once arriving to Crete, you can rent a car at Royal rentals and move from one location to another and discover many places.
In Agia pelagia you can find shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, and do not forget to try local products and traditional Cretan and Greek Cuisin in tavernas.
In Agia pelagia you will not find intense nightlife but you can find cosy and pleasant cafes and bars to enjoy some drinks.
Most hotels in the area were built far from the sea, therefore you will probably need to rent a scooter or car in order to get to the sea and the commercial centre of Agia Pelagia. Take advantage of our best deals and ToMyDoor service and your car rental will be delivered to your hotel.
Useful to know,there are no night bus service, which means if you are in the mood for city lights and shopping and plan to visit Heraklion or Hersonissos and stay out late you will need to hire a car. Check the Creteroyal.com and ensure your travel to be stress free.
Agia Pelagia as your base, you can move with rental car and find several interesting places to visit, like the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the traditional villages of Achlada, Fodele (the birthplace of the famous painter El Greco) Anogia up to the highest mountain of Crete Idi (or "Psiloritis" - 2.456m high).
For the beach, in Agia Pelagia the main areas are:
Agia Pelagia bay - main beach, an ideal place for water sports, snorkelling and scuba diving.
Lygaria Bay – a sandy and rocky beach in some places, has many restaurants and cafes, a diving center and water sports.
Mononaftis bay - in Greek “lonely sailor”, named after a shipwreck that only one sailor survived.There you can find taverns, super markets, diving center.
Psaromoura - a small beach and one of the most popular, surrounded by rocks and isolated from the noise and the street. There is only a small shop on the beach that offers ice cream, drinks and sandwiches.
Achlada - an attraction for visitors for a peaceful stroll through the picturesque alleys and see the architecture of the small houses. The view is amazing!
Fodele - a small village built in an area of orange groves, very green with a pretty park and a picnic site next to the main square.
Think about doing the trips to these and other nearby attractions on one of our rental cars. Make a reservation today here at Royal rentals.
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