Agia Pelagia Crete

Have you ever been to Agia Pelagia ?
Well if you haven’t, it is definetely a place in Crete that is worth visiting.
It is a small fishing village. Just 25 km away from Heraklion airport.
It combines nice beaches full of sand, restaurants, hotels small shops and apartments.
The beaches are well organised sunny with sunchairs,bars and restaurants along them.
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*Driver’s age is between 23-75 years old

If you arrive from Heraklion airport you can rent a car and visit Agia Pelagia. Agia Pelagia is about 25 minutes
away from Heraklion airport (25km distance). Another option is to arrange a transfer with your hotel, or to take the
Ktel buses or arrange a transfer by your own.
If you arrive from Heraklion port the procedure is the same as Heraklion airport as the port and the
airport are not as far from each other.
Simple Rent a Car’s staff will gladly wait for you at heraklion port and chania airport to hire you a car
Mononaftis Beach
Agia Pelagia Mononaftis Beach

Visiting Agia Pelagia as Tourist

If you visit Agia Pelagia as a Tourist, then you have chosen a wonderful place. Agia Pelagia is an amazing place with a
lot to offer..
Whatever your travel budget is Agia Pelagia is for you.
A large variety of hotels, apartments, restaurants, taverna’s from luxrious to simpler one’s.
It’s beaches of course are wonderful and so famous that on August they get very quickly overcrowded.
Agia Pelagia Beach is quite sandy but Lugaria Beach which is very close is with also sandy but with some stones.
But let me explain them one by one.

Are you ready to explore Agia Pelagia ?

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Accomodation in Agia Pelagia
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agia pelagia top view
Agia Pelagia has too many options.

Seaside Resort & Spa

This one is one of the most famous hotels not only in Agia Pelagia but also in Crete
in general. It is a huge hotel build next to the sea.
Sea Side Resort & Spa is amongst the best that Crete has to offer.
The resort is situated at the top of a hill in Mononaftis bay in the quiet area of Agia Pelagia.
It is a 5-star hotel fully equipped.
Sea Side Resort Webpage:

Irida Hotel Apartments

Irida Hotel Apartments is a wondeful 4 star accommodation.
IRIDA Hotel Apartments is on a hill overlooking the picturesque bay of Agia Pelagia , private and stylish.
A destination for those who seek high-class services and facilities topped with pristine hospitality standards as well as health and safety protocols.
A place with a limited amount of rooms in large, uncrowded spaces where you can relax, rejuvenate, have fun,
feel safe with those you love and create lasting memories.
Irida Hotel Apts Website:

Spiros Soula Family Hotel Apts

Spiros Soula accommodation is a family based one. Their location is in Agia Pelagia.
All of their rooms are full-furnished with a kitchenette, a fridge, a bathroom with a shower, and either a balcony or a terrace.
The Hotel has a wonderful view in the Mediterranean sea.
They also have a restaurant with all of their food cooked with olive oil.
A wonderful choice
Spiros Soula Famiy Hotel & Apts Trip Advisor Page:

What to Do in Agia Pelagia

Quad Safari Peninsula:

The company was founded in 2016.
Their goal is to create something personal, something that takes place in small groups
and is nothing like those big organised excursions.
They want their guest to actually know the area of interest and to be explorers rather
than tourists.
They want to bring ther customers close to the local people, products, customs and history, hoping to create lasting memories.
Quada Safari Peninsul Website:

Blue Water Club

sea turtle
Blue Water Club with years of experience and respect to the customer, offers
unique moments in the sea  of Cretan Pelagus in the northwest of Crete.
Their fleet is composed from 6 boats, fully insured, licensed
and equipped with all the necessary and safer equipment.
They have a specialized crew that can educate you about how to ride by yourself and how to explore the area.
Blue Water Club Website:

Stay Wet Diving Centre

We like this one a lot. They offer several scuba diving experiences.
The first one is called “Discover Scuba Diving”
If you are over 8 years old, this day-program offers you the opportunity
to discover the feelings of freedom and tranquility that scuba diving gives you.
Throughout this program, you will be accompanied by an english speaking instructor.

Another one is “Fun Dive”

If you are a certified diver (FFESSM, PADI, IANTD, SSI, NAUI, CMAS, …) they
offer guided dives on the different sites of Mononaftis Bay.

Third one is ” Courses”

If you enjoyed your Discover Scuba Diving, you can continue with PADI training, from Scuba Diver to Divemaster.
They even organize events like wedding or birthdays under the sea.

What to Eat

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Taverna Bar Vasilis

Taverna Bar Vasilis is a family restaurant opened in 1982, the on the Mononaftis Beach.
It is run by three generations of the same family, creating a friendly atmosphere and serving delicious food.
Always fresh fish, seafood, meat and greek specialities that will leave you satisfied.
Taverna Bar Vasilis Facebook Page:

Mythos Taverna

In the heart of the beach of Agia Pelagia, where the wave breaks, you will find the tavern mythos.
A stable meeting point for good food, attentive service and friendly prices that we hope will satisfy
you completely and will be your permanent hangout during your vacation.
Mythos Taverna Website:

Taverna Zorbas

A wonderful restaurant very welocming.
In all of their cooked food, as well as in salads they use pure olive oil from their our own production.
Most products that they use in their dishes come from local products of Crete.

Agia Pelagia Beaches

ligaria beach

Ligaria Beach

A wonderful beach with crystal waters. Fully organised with chairs and umbrella’s.
Next to the beach there are a lot of taverna’s and cafe’s.
The beach is sandy but in some places there are also stones inside the beach.

Agia Pelagia Beach

Great beach as well similar to Ligaria.. Great for kids, lots of good restaurants to eat at and things to do nearby.
Go early if you want a spot during busy seasons.This applies to all beaches in Agia Pelagia as they are highly touristic
especially on weekends.

Psaromoura Beach

This one is quite popular because of it’s beauty so you can imagine that it get’s overcrowded. So to secure a spot
visit it early. It requires to walk a small downhill to acess Psaromoura Beach but the end result will be worth it.
agia pelagia beach
agia pelagia beach

Mononaftis Beach

This is one is just next to the famous Blue Bay Resort. Smaller than the other beaches,
but equally beautifuland sometimes quiter and more relaxing. A wonderful choice.

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