Agia Pelagia is a small coastal town 25 kilometers from Heraklion and the Airport N.Kazantzakis HER. Agia Pelagia is an awe-inspiring example of the beauty of Cretan nature that has developed around its shores. There you will find many taverns, cafeterias, and hotels as well as a serene sea protected from the wave-creating north winds.
Places to visit near Agia Pelagia in Crete
Except for Heraklion that is an urban town, you can find the magic of the Cretan island near Rethimno, 60 kilometers away. There you can find except for sunny coasts and organized beach bars, beautiful narrow streets, and traditional buildings. The old town of Rethymno will amaze you with its charm and history. Make a request to rent a car in Crete Agia Pelagia and discover more about the Cretan history and culture.
Close to Agia Pelagia, almost just 10 kilometers away, there are two historic villages of Crete. The village of Rogdia, high above the bay, is a magical place to drink and eat like a local in the narrow streets while gazing at the traditional homes. There stands one of the most beautiful scenic Cretan monasteries, called Monastery of Savathiana. From the other side, heading west from Agia Pelagia, you can discover Fodele, known as the place birth of El Greco, Dominikos Theotokopoulos. There you can find featuring copies of his work and the house where he was born that now is a museum.
Last but not least, the center of Minoan civilization and capital of Minoan Crete lay 25km south from Agia Pelagia. Knossos, an important city in antiquity, which was inhabited continuously from the Neolithic period until the 5th c. AD. The Minoan palace is the main site of interest as well as the famous original colorful wall-paintings. Do not miss the chance to discover the rich ancient glory of the island.