Holidays in Agia Pelagia
|Language:||Greek (English widely spoken)|
|Local time:||GMT/BST +2 hours|
|Flight time||Transfer time
|Heraklion||4 hours 25 minutes||30 minutes|
Your holiday in Agia Pelagia
The picture-postcard resort of Agia Pelagia on the island of Crete is just 22 kilometres from the capital, Heraklion. Situated in the centre of one of the most beautiful bays on the eastern coast, the resort is popular as a weekend getaway for Heraklion citizens as well as being a great choice for tourists seeking sun, sea and sand holidays in Agia Pelagia.
There has been a settlement here since the Minoan era, and the whole area is rich in history; excavated artefacts can be seen in the museum in Heraklion.
Heraklion Airport is a mere 20 kilometres from the resort and holidays in Agia Pelagia start from the moment you leave the airport, with a beautifully scenic drive along the coast road to your destination. With regular flights departing from many UK airports regularly, getting to Crete couldn’t be easier.
Holidays in Agia Pelagia
The beaches are the main attractions here; the resort is sheltered from the winds and the resort beaches offer something for everyone, from the busy to the peaceful. The central beach is, as one would expect, more crowded and commercialized, while Ligaria Beach to the east is smaller, quieter and very well protected from sea breezes.
The sea in the middle section of Agia Pelagia Beach is shallow, perfect for very young children, and there are umbrellas and deck chairs for hire. Psaromoura Beach is popular with locals and weekenders, but for families with small children the sea can be choppy.
Mononaftis Beach, to the west of the resort, is a good choice for scuba diving; the crystal clear waters of the bay make Agia Pelagia a prime location for divers. The whole east coast around Heraklion has some spectacular scenery, so to get the best value from holidays to Agia Pelagia car or bicycle hire is advisable.
For a panoramic view of the whole bay, including the capital town of Heraklion, make for Rogdia, which sits on the top of the mountain behind the resort. There are some great tavernas here amongst the quaint, narrow streets, offering good traditional fare. After dining, you can explore the ancient monastery of Savathia. Agia Pelagia's quiet nature means those wanting an energetic night scene might prefer to see deals on Malia Holidays.
Get away to Agia Pelagia with easyJet holidays
Whilst it does not have a boisterous night life, holidays in Agia Pelagia are perfect for couples seeking a quiet break, or families wanting a low cost holiday. easyJet holidays offer flexibility and great value for money with a well-respected name in the travel industry – factors which count when looking for cheap holidays in Agia Pelagia, or one of the many other resorts easyJet holidays can get you to.