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Picturesque Beach of Agia Pelagia in Crete Island
Agia Pelagia, Crete

The island of Crete is adorned with fantastic and exotic beaches. As a matter of fact, these numerous beaches lining on the shore, attract many travelers to Crete.

Whether you’re into water sports, snorkeling or sunbathing, the Island of Crete certainly has a stretch of a beach to suit your taste.

Beach of Agia Pelagia

Agia Pelagia is a small coastal town with a lovely beach, suitable for relaxing holidays in Crete. It is located 20 kilometres west of Heraklion.

Agia Pelagia, Crete
Agia Pelagia, Crete

Initially, the area was a small Greek village which transformed into a popular tourist destination with many hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars among many others.

Agia Pelagia, Crete

The Agia Pelagia beach is narrow but has clear water with different shades of blue. It is a beautiful beach and it has a great ocean view. It also has quite a number of water sports and activities.

The beach has small rocks, but comfortable enough to walk on. On the flip side, it can get crowded and filled up early, even in early seasons.

Lastly, just like many of the beaches in Europe, you need to pay for the sunbeds and for an umbrella to use .

What to Expect

This area definitely has a family friendly vibe. There are restaurants lined upon the entire length of the beach, so there’s no shortage of food and drinks, which can be enjoyed overlooking Agia Pelagia’s picturesque bay.

Greek Food
Greek Food

You can also decide to dine while watching the sunset in one of the restaurants. All types  of food are available from typical Greek cuisine, seafood, to international cuisines.

Enjoying some greek food
Agia Pelagia, Crete

Last but not least, if you are looking for a less crowded beach, Crete Island has so many other options.

Some Tips

  • The parking at Agia Pelagia is free and next to the beach
  • There are no shells to be collected here

A Travel Quote

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” Paulo Coelho, Brida


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