Aghia Pelagia, Crete, Greece

Aghia Pelagia is a seaside fishing village which offers a narrow sandy beach where visitors will find waterfront tavernas serving a variety of cuisines. This resort is suited for visitors looking for a local and friendly Cretan atmosphere.

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Aghia Pelagia

The village is built amphitheatric-like on the hills around the shoreline where there are many cafes and traditional tavernas as well as some gift shops. Many hotels are positioned high on the hillside and this can sometimes be a quite steep walk down to the beachfront. Nightlife here is very low-key and would not be suitable for those looking for lively bars and clubs.

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Aghia Pelagia Hotels (?)

Amazona Apartments Photograph of Amazona Apartments
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The Amazona Apartments are family owned and guests can expect to receive a warm and friendly service from the owners. The apartments are situated in the centre of the village, away from the main road ...

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Happy Cretan Apartments & Suites Hotel Photograph of Happy Cretan Apartments & Suites Hotel
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Overlooking the Aghia Pelagia Bay, the hotel has a quiet location on the outskirts of the village. Ideally suited to those wanting to hire a car and explore the area with the convenience of a comforta...

4.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

Alexander House Hotel Photograph of Alexander House Hotel
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Comfortable and well equipped hotel ideally located near to the beautiful Agia Pelagia beach....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

CHC Athina Palace Resort and Spa Photograph of CHC Athina Palace Resort and Spa
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Overlooking Made Bay on the outskirts of Aghia Pelagia, the 5 star Athina Palace offers a wide range of facilities and entertainment on site, ideal for a fun-filled holiday for all....

3.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

Village Panorama Apartments Photograph of Village Panorama Apartments
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The Village Panorama is a family-run hotel set on a hillside with great views of the Aghia Pelagia bay. An ideal choice for those wishing to experience a friendly atmosphere and traditional Cretan hos...

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Blue Bay Resort Hotel Photograph of Blue Bay Resort Hotel
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The Blue Bay Resort offers a comfortable and pleasant stay, in a quiet area with a good range of facilities and flexible accommodation. Ideal for both couples and families alike. ...

4.4 / 5 from 18 reviews

Anatoli Apartments Photograph of Anatoli Apartments
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The Anatoli apartments have a great location just steps from the Aghia Pelahia beach and resort amenities....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

Dioskouroi Hotel Photograph of Dioskouroi Hotel
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This small family run apart hotel is the ideal choice to relax and enjoy the sun. Apartments are comfortable and well equipped. ...

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

Peninsula Hotel Photograph of Peninsula Hotel
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The Peninsula Hotel has a sea-front location and is set on a peninsula between two beaches that offer a wide choice of water sports as well as a certified diving centre. The hotel has 2 pools and a ch...

4.2 / 5 from 10 reviews

Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel Photograph of Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel
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Located in Agia Pelagia, the Sea Side Resort & Spa offers luxury accommodation with plenty of facilities catering to each guest’s needs....

3.9 / 5 from 13 reviews

Andys Plaza Hotel Apartments Photograph of Andys Plaza Hotel Apartments
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A well maintained apartment complex which offers basic facilities but an ideal location close to the beach....

Aquarius Apartments Photograph of Aquarius Apartments
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The popular Aquarius Apartments provides the perfect base to enjoy the resort of Aghia Pelagia. The apartments have a quiet location just a few minutes walk from the beach and resort centre....

Aghia Pelagia Reviews

Holiday Date:27th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Sea View - Jacuzzi
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

We were a 9 euro taxi ride from the main Aghia Pelagia resort and did not feel it was any better than the local beach which was serviced by a free shuttle bus from the Hotel. We were pleased we were not actually staying in the main resort, but that is because we are not that keen on crowds and like our own space.

Holiday Date:21st Jun 2017
Accommodation:Amazona Apartments
Room:Studio - Garden View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

What a lovely place, on the flat with all restaurants/bars around the bay, beach narrow but had shower on and plenty of sunbeds but need to get there early in the morning especially at weekend, no problem for people with walking difficulties.

Holiday Date:17th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Main Building Sea View - Sea View - Main Building
Board:All Inclusive
(2 suns)

Not a lot, small beach and some shops.

Holiday Date:19th Apr 2017
Accommodation:Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(1 suns)

Beach is very poor, made up of what looks like dirty sand and rocks. There are two bars and a supermarket. Other then that you will need a car to get around.

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Please note: the comments above are the subjective opinions of customers and not of Ltd


The central beach is a long sandy beach which is furnished with sun loungers and parasols and has a good choice of watersports available for those seeking to get out on the water. This bay is lined with a selection of tavernas and cafes. There are many surrounding beaches to explore for visitors who want to have a change of scenery.

Nearby Attractions

The nearby area is home to many historical and interesting sites including the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the traditional villages of Achlada and Fodele and the Museum of Heraklion.

Quick Facts

Heraklion Airport is approximately 33 km away - transfer time is approx. 30 minutes.

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