|Agia Pelagia Area Code||2810|
|Agia Pelagia Doctor||(+30) 6974 903 454|
|Agia Pelagia Medical Center||(+30) 2810 811 825|
|Agia Pelagia Pharmacy||(+30) 2810 812 008|
|Agia Pelagia Taxi Station||(+30) 2810 811 026|
|Agia Pelagia Travel Agency||(+30) 2810 761 690|
|Venizelio Hospital||(+30) 2810 368 000|
|University Hospital||(+30) 2810 392 111|
|Arch. Museum Heraklion||(+30) 2810 226 092|
|Knossos Arch. Site||(+30) 2810 231 940|
|Port of Heraklion||(+30) 2810 244 912|
|Airport of Heraklion||(+30) 2810 397 800|
|Olympic Airways||(+30) 2810 337 311|
|Aegean Airways||(+30) 2810 330 475|
|KTEL (Busses) Heraklion||(+30) 2810 245 019|
|Tourist Information||(+30) 2810 228 203|
|Greek National Tourism Organisation||(+30) 2810 246 100|
|Minoan Lines||(+30) 2810 229 602|
|Anek Lines||(+30) 2810 222 482|
|National Bank||(+30) 2810 304 950|
|Alpha Bank||(+30) 2810 243 463|
|Euro Bank||(+30) 2810 331 280|
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Agia Pelagia is a nice small town on the north coast of Crete, approximately 22 km from Heraklion. It has a unique charm, with its nice boulevard, the many cosy shops, the friendly people, the beautiful sea, the good sandy beach and the abundant flowers at the side of the roads. There are some small churches in the village and one bigger church.
There are several small bays in Agia Pelagia. The main beach is of course the most well known and the most crowdy as well. However, the other small beaches are definitely worth a visit. Agia Pelagia surroundings: click on the places below for more information!
- interior architecture
Subsequent excavations were begun in 1979 by St. Alexiou and the area is considered to be the ancient town of Apollonia, an important town during the Hellenistic period (350 BC). The “Pritanio” government building- the city parliament and university, a special construction decorated with red and yellow bands of colour and white flooring, the guest house-the hotel of the epoch, towers and fortifications are only some of the many ancient ruins which have been partially retreived lying covered by vegetation. Other findings from this region are: ceramics, copper coins of various citie (Gortina, Axos, Arkadia), coins from Apollonia (carrying the head of Appollo and a palm branch), urns, wine vessels and olive cultivation tools from previous times. The area is considered to be the origin of semi-precious stones used to make objects which today embellish the Heraklion Museum. The town of Apollonia was definitively destroyed in 171 BC after the fierce attack by their ally of other times, the city of Kidonia.
The name Agia Pelagia has been derived from a convent 1 kilometre west of the bay.
Agia Pelagia Today
It is wonderfully quiet in comparison to other seaside resorts that are located directly by the main national road.
Actually, Agia Pelagia is a collection of small villages and beaches, of which the main beach is most to the east, with a small ‘boulevard,’ decorated with restaurants, cocktail bars and a supermarket. Agia Pelagia has a friendly atmosphere, with a beautiful bay with fisher boats in the water and green rocks rising from the sea. It is a very green place with palm trees and flowers. West of the main beach there are three other, quieter beaches with less facilities. One of the favourite beaches is the one in the middle, with only a small shop selling beverages and ice cream. This beach is the best because of the beautiful rocks on the left hand and because of its peaceful atmosphere. The first beach west of the centre of Agia Pelagia is called Kladissos.
The second beach you come across if you walk in the eastern direction is called Psaromoura. The third beach is called Mononaftis and looks out on a splendid green rock rising from the sea. In the surroundings of these beaches are a few large hotels, such as the Capsis Beach Hotel, which has a swimming pool and many small maisonettes. A stroll to the rocks near the Capsis Hotel will also lead you to some excavations. If you want to try another quieter beach, you take a turn off the main road just before entering Agia Pelagia. There you will find the shielded bay of Lygaria. Besides tourism, the inhabitants of Agia Pelagia live off agriculture. That is why in between restaurants and hotels space design close to nature, you will find many fields where herbs and vegetables are grown. Onions, cabbage and many other kinds of vegetables grow everywhere.