Aghia Pelagia Hotels 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 (?)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel Photograph of Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel
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The Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel is a luxury 5 star hotel with everything you will need to have a relaxing stay. Families, couples and business users are all welcome. Relax in the spa, by the poo...

3.9 / 5 from 13 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

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....

Belvedere Apartments Photograph of Belvedere Apartments
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The Belvedere has an ideal location, offering comfortable and well equipped self-catering accommodation. This makes a great choice for those looking to enjoy all the resort amenities....

Crystal Energy Hotel Photograph of Crystal Energy Hotel
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Located on a private peninsula, next to the fishing village of Aghia Pelaghia. The Crystal Energy Hotel is situated in the centre of the Capsis Elite Resort Complex giving it access to the other resor...

Divine Thalassa Hotel Photograph of Divine Thalassa Hotel
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The Divine Thalassa Seafront Suites, Maisonettes and Villas is a private neighbourhood within the Capsis Elite Resort. Located on a private peninsula this 5 star deluxe resort is centrally located and...

Eternal Oasis Hotel Photograph of Eternal Oasis Hotel
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Part of the Capsis Elite Resort, the Eternal Oasis Hotel is in a beautiful section of the resort complex surrounded by natural park. Ideal for families and nature lovers, this hotel is situated next t...

Eva Mare Hotel & Apartments Photograph of Eva Mare Hotel & Apartments
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Eva Mare Hotel is perfect for a quiet holiday in a comfortable environment, with its handy location just 80 metres from the beach and 10 mins from the village of Aghia Pelagia where a good selection o...

Irida Apartments Photograph of Irida Apartments
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A comfortable apartment complex with pool and a great location within easy reach of the resort amenities....

Joanna Apartments Photograph of Joanna Apartments
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The Joanna Apartments are situated just 30 metres from the beach in the centre of Aghia Pelagia....

Litsa Mare Apartments Photograph of Litsa Mare Apartments
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Litsa Mare Apartments is a family run complex and offers its guests spacious accommodation in a great location close to the beach and resort amenities....

Marel Apartments Photograph of Marel Apartments
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These simple family run apartments are situated just 100 metres from the beach and a short walk to shops, bars and restaurants....

Nicolas Villas Hotel Photograph of Nicolas Villas Hotel
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Situated on the outskirts of the resort the Nicolas Villas Hotel offers good facilities and comfortable accommodation providing a great base to hire a car and explore the area....

Nymphes Luxury Apartments Photograph of Nymphes Luxury Apartments
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The small and charming Nymphes Apartments have a remote location, high in the hills offering fantastic views of the Aghia Pelagia bays. A great base for exploring the area from. Due to its location ca...

OH All-Suite Hotel Photograph of OH All-Suite Hotel
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OH! All-Suite Hotel is a private section of the Capsis Elite Resort for VIP guests offering exclusive services and facilities; private reception, restaurant, main pool and pool restaurant (operating d...

Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort Photograph of Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort
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The Capsis Resort is situated on a private peninsula surrounded by 3 beaches (one private and two public). The complex offers a range of accommodation and features include 7 pools, a choice of restau...

Pela Mare Hotel & Apartments Photograph of Pela Mare Hotel & Apartments
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A comfortable apartment complex offering well maintained accommodation and a nice pool area from which to relax and enjoy your holiday....

Pelagia Bay Hotel Photograph of Pelagia Bay Hotel
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In a quiet location on the edge of the resort, the Hotel Pelagia Bay offers a great base for a relaxed holiday with comfortable guest rooms and peaceful surroundings....

Pennystella Apartments Photograph of Pennystella Apartments
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These apartments offer comfortable accommodation combined with basic facilities and a hilltop position looking out across the bay....

Renia Hotel Apartments Photograph of Renia Hotel Apartments
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Renia Hotel Apartments is a modern but traditional hotel that is suitable for those looking to be close to the beach and resort centre....

Ruby Red Regal Hotel Photograph of Ruby Red Regal Hotel
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The first hotel guests encounter upon arrival to the Capsis Elite Resort is the Ruby Red Regal Hotel. Please note this hotel does not allow any children under 10 years old....

Sirena Apartments Photograph of Sirena Apartments
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The friendly welcome and the beachfront location make the Sirena Apartments a popular choice with many guests returning year after year. ...

Thania Studio Apartments Photograph of Thania Studio Apartments
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Thania Studios is a family run complex situated in the centre of the village and on the beachfront....

Villa Bellevue Hotel Apartments Photograph of Villa Bellevue Hotel Apartments
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The Villa Bellevue offers comfortable and well equipped studios and apartments in a quiet location overlooking the Ligaria Bay....

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.

Holiday Date:21st Oct 2016
Accommodation:Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Lovely little harbour with shops bars and tavernas.

Holiday Date:7th Oct 2016
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View - Annex
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Peaceful, scenic, a beautiful place.

Holiday Date:1st Oct 2016
Accommodation:Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Bit isolated and not much to do.

Holiday Date:27th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Executive Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

The main village is a 20 minute walk with cash points, shops and bars, and a lovely sandy beach. But there are bars on the small single beach down the hill from the hotel.

Holiday Date:14th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View - Promo
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Lovely area, but a car a necessity.

Holiday Date:9th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Happy Cretan Apartments & Suites Hotel
Room:Superior Suite - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

The resort is pleasant with plenty of good restaurants.

Holiday Date:2nd Sep 2016
Accommodation:Peninsula Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Very scenic coastline, lovely coves for swimming and a pretty town (well large village really).

Holiday Date:27th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Family Suite - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Good place to go if you are looking for a relaxing holiday, family holiday.

Holiday Date:3rd Aug 2016
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Family Suite - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Lovely location.

Holiday Date:5th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Peninsula Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

There are a few shops and many restaurants and bars but not a lot there really. The sea front is sandy and sea is safe and deep enough to swim well. We did do the sofa ride pulled by a boat which was fun. There is a good kebab place down one road opposite the beach front. You can hire quad bikes etc., Everyone is friendly and it seemed very safe even walking back at night.

Holiday Date:25th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Peninsula Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Simply stunning scenery with lovely beaches, great shopping and lots of food choices.

Holiday Date:3rd Jun 2016
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sidesea View - Annex
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Beautiful resort.

Holiday Date:10th Oct 2015
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View - Annex/Promo
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

This hotel is on the beach of Monoaftis, which is a 20 minute stroll across the coast to the main resort of Aghia Pelagia, other than this route, it would be a 15 minute car drive, as the hotel is quite a way from the main road. (No problem if you hire a car). Aghia Pelagia itself again is a reasonably small resort with a number of beach front bars and restaurants and the usual souvenir shops! That said, it was not too busy during our visit and most places were still open (middle of October).

Holiday Date:22nd Sep 2015
Accommodation:Peninsula Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

The views were incredible. The beach area and shops were first class. Everybody was friendly.

Holiday Date:11th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Peninsula Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Nice beach, quiet place, depends what you like.

Holiday Date:5th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Beautiful. Can't fault.

Holiday Date:28th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel
Room:Family 2 Bedroom - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Good resort with something for everyone.

Holiday Date:4th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Side Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Very good resort.

Holiday Date:28th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Peninsula Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Very repetitive with food and entertainment.

Holiday Date:23rd Jun 2015
Accommodation:Amazona Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Aghia Pelagia has a long narrow beach with umbrellas and chairs, beautiful clear clean sea with a gentle breeze, which is a relief. The beach has tavernas, bars and shops. All the tavernas I tried were good with fresh tasty food and lovely staff and reasonable prices. There is a bus service to Iraklion and on from there to Knossos and beyond. A very relaxing resort with a traditional feel, with many nationalities and lots of Greek.

Holiday Date:3rd Jun 2015
Accommodation:Happy Cretan Apartments & Suites Hotel
Room:Superior Suite - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

Nice beach but not worth leaving the pool for. Good range of reasonably priced tavernas for dinner.

Holiday Date:19th May 2015
Accommodation:Anatoli Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Ten years since we were there last and place has changed very little. People are very friendly and it is cosmopolitan, none of your roast beef Sunday dinners or football. The area is very hilly and not for people with walking difficulties. Not much for children except the beach which is kept very clean. Eating out can be as cheap or as expensive as you wish with excellent food which ever you choose. We'll be back.

Holiday Date:1st May 2015
Accommodation:Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Promo
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Small. But still plenty to do.

Holiday Date:25th Apr 2015
Accommodation:Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Sea View - Shared Pool
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Lovely beach and clean.

Holiday Date:1st Oct 2014
Accommodation:Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Very little there. One row of shops/restaurants on the front but does have a very nice shingle beach with lots of sea life.

Holiday Date:30th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Alexander House Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Luckily arrived at a quieter time (early October) so plenty of space and not overcrowded or noisy. We deliberately chose Ag. Pag. for it's village location as opposed to noisy bustling nature. Close proximity to Heraklion airport so no long, arduous transfers after travelling from the UK. Nice, pleasant little bay with exceptionally clean, warm, safe water to swim and snorkel in. Lovely weather and a reasonable, adequate amount of local shops, facilities and services are on hand. Would happily return one day.

Holiday Date:23rd Sep 2014
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View - Annex
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

This area has hills in any direction you walk, so not recommended if you have a problem walking. However, it was a good place to explore on foot. The local beaches were small and ok but were mainly stoney underfoot. It was a testament to the hotel food that we did not eat out, although there are plenty of eating places. We would have hired a car if were staying longer that the 7 days we were there. Well worth a visit.

Holiday Date:19th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Sea Side Resort & Spa Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

If you just want total relaxation it's a great place to go. There are a few local restaurants and shops on the beach. No real attractions or sightseeing but we went for a total relaxation holiday. It would have been nice though to have evening entertainment.

Holiday Date:31st May 2014
Accommodation:Happy Cretan Apartments & Suites Hotel
Room:Luxury Suite
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Very good, plenty of restaurants, nice beaches, people very friendly.

Holiday Date:21st May 2014
Accommodation:Peninsula Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Aghia Pelagia is quite a small town located in mountains with a very nice beach which is big enough to spend your whole day on it. The beach was very clean, there were a lot of bars and shops located around the town. The prices were fairly low (basic things like water don't exceed 50 euro cents).

Holiday Date:20th May 2014
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Beaches not easy to access, a lot of steps and steep hills.

Holiday Date:30th Apr 2014
Accommodation:Peninsula Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Mountain View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Wonderful views, crystal sea, perfect for diving in, other beaches also.

Holiday Date:22nd Oct 2013
Accommodation:Blue Bay Resort Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Side Sea View - Promo
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

We were all inclusive, so didn't try any of the eateries, but it would be possible to have a nice self catering holiday quite easily in the resort.

Holiday Date:17th Sep 2013
Accommodation:Anatoli Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

A perfect location for a restful holiday in Crete. Lovely beach with good swimming. Sufficient shops, supermarkets, tavernas, ATM. Good selection of accommodation at reasonable cost. Finally, it is close to the airport.

Holiday Date:6th Sep 2013
Accommodation:Dioskouroi Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Land View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Very quiet resort with a good choice of tavernas on sea front. Long beach with soft sand. No noisy English pubs which is what we like. Perfect for couples who just want to relax. Only 20 kms approx. from airport.

Holiday Date:6th Sep 2013
Accommodation:Dioskouroi Hotel
Room:Studio - Land View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Very nice restaurants. Wonderful resort.

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Beaches

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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