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Located on the north coast of Crete, west of Heraklion, Aghia Pelagia is popular with families and couples alike looking for lovely beaches, good facilities and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The temperature in Aghia Pelagia can range between 14-21° out of season and 25-31° during the summer months, meaning hours of sunbathing and swimming.
The bay of Aghia Pelagia has quite a narrow mouth which gives the beach protection from the wind, meaning the gentle, calm shores are safe for swimming. Bars, restaurants and tavernas offer you plenty of options, many with spectacular views out to sea, serving traditional, Greek cuisine and international food, washed down with a few drinks.
There are a variety of shops in Aghia Pelagia, selling local goods such as leather ware, jewellery and ceramics, as well as mini-markets for those holiday essentials and an internet café.
Aghia Pelagia is approximately 25 minutes from Heraklion Airport - 30km (18 miles).
Ideal for Couples
A good choice of bars and tavernas, to enjoy a romantic meal overlooking the bay, lovely beaches and a relaxing atmosphere makes Aghia Pelagia a popular choice for couples.
Great for Families
The sheltered bay in Aghia Pelagia is protected from the wind, meaning gentle, calm shores perfectly safe for the kids to splash about and swim in.
Aghia Pelagia is just 25 minutes from Heraklion Airport.
Although there are a good choice of bars and tavernas in Aghia Pelagia, it still retains a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere in the evenings.
The long sandy beach in Aghia Pelagia slopes down to calm seas, excellent for swimming, and there are a number of coves nearby.