Heraklion, Crete
Agia Pelagia Village
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Heraklion, Crete

Agia Pelagia

Agia Pelagia (Greek: Αγία Πελαγία, “Saint Pelagia”) is a popular seaside resort in the municipality of Malevizi, 23 km northwest of Crete’s capital city of Heraklion. In former times, Agia Pelagia was a tiny fishing village and a place for the residents of nearby Achlada village to grow their crops. Today, the village built at the center of a picturesque amphitheatric bay has been transformed into a bustling tourist resort featuring five-star hotels, traditional seaside tavernas, cafes, bars, internet cafés, ATMs, and souvenir shops.


The village takes its name from the homonymous church, in the Monastery of the Sebbathians, ruins of which are found at a distance of 1 km west of the village. The beaches of the village are popular with locals and tourists because they are sheltered by the rock outcroppings that almost encircle Agia Pelagia Bay

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Heraklion International Airport: 46 km
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