In a cozy bay near Heraklion is one of the popular Cretan family resorts Agia Pelagia. The village got its name from the ancient church consecrated in honor of St. Pelagia. The local landscape resembles an amphitheater. On the slopes of the mountains there are taverns, houses and hotels. The latter are a great many here, for every taste and budget. The owners use traditional Cretan motifs in the decoration – the mill and the Palace of Knossos. The best of the hotels of Agia Pelagia were included in this rating.
The five-star hotel from a distance resembles a whole city located on a coastal cliff. It is built on a cape that overlooks the sea, so that the windows of each of the 190 rooms offer a magnificent view of the resort. The village centre is 3 km away and Heraklion Airport is 22 km away. One of the most popular beaches of the coast – Mononaftis – is 100 meters away. The infrastructure of the hotel includes: four restaurants, two outdoor free and indoor “Infinity” paid pool, free parking, fitness room, spa with baths, massage and jacuzzi. Entertainment options include live music in the evenings, karaoke, a nightclub with a DJ, a library, a tennis court and a sports ground. Off-site staff can help arrange diving, canoeing, horse riding, windsurfing and other water adventures. For children there is a play area, in the snack bar there are suitable delicacies.
“Nice place, reminiscent of a Cretan village. The houses are close to each other, but you do not encounter neighbors, everything is done delicately. The food is excellent. In the morning – breakfast, and at lunch and dinner you choose any of the 4 restaurants or go to a tavern on the coast. It is recommended to visit the Minoan tavern on site. An appointment is required. Table can be booked in the main restaurant» Andrey
The 5-star Out Of The Blue Capsis Elite Resort is located on a picturesque privately owned peninsula. Unlike the previous one, everything here is buried in greenery, and the main infrastructure is located directly in the park. The number of rooms is distributed in four unique villas, maisonettes, the main building with luxurious suites. Everything is exclusive here, starting from registration at the reception, ending with an individual tent on the beach. There are three beaches, according to the number of sides of the peninsula washed by the sea. There is another natural reservoir – a mountain river flowing through the park. Access to all pools is free. It offers several restaurants with a variety of cuisine, a spa, individual massage and hydrotherapy programs, a nightclub, “live” music, equipment for water sports and sea fishing. For children, a club, a game room and a playground are built, free access to the water park and the Capsis Minoan amusement park is guaranteed.
“A vacation spent at this hotel was my best memory of summer. The impression was formed not so much because of the unique location, but due to the excellent and well-coordinated work of the staff. I have not met such kindness and hospitality for a long time” Martha, Switzerland
The modern hotel complex is located five kilometers from Agia Pelagia in the village of Mades. For the reception of guests prepared 355 rooms,which are located in a building built in the form of an amphitheater. There are many steps, descents, ascents, transitions. This must be taken into account by people suffering from leg diseases. On the territory there are 3 swimming pools – indoor, outdoor and children’s. To the last two access is free, the first is in the spa area, so the visit will be included in the payment of services. For children there is a playground on the street. Meals are provided by the on-site restaurant. The beach is private with sun loungers and parasols. For sports lovers equipped with tennis court, basketball court, fitness room, billiards, table tennis. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby.
“We loved the spacious room, timely replacement of beach towels, varied menu in the restaurant, rich breakfast buffet, drinking water in the room brought every day. Issues were resolved quickly. For rest on the sea nothing else is necessary» Anna
Luxury five-star villa is perfect for those who are looking for a secluded holiday with close friends or family. The building (70 sq. m.) has two bedrooms, a kitchen with a dining area, a lounge with views of the pool and mountains, one bathroom with shower. In the yard there is a terrace-solarium with sun loungers and umbrellas, a small swimming pool. Parking is available next to the house. The villa is designed to receive 4 guests, the fifth place is supposed to be in the living room on the sofa. The nearest beach is Agia Pelagia, 550 metres away, with restaurants, taverns and bars. The hotel opened recently, so no one has left any reviews yet.
4-star hotels in Agia Pelagia sometimes surpass the service and living conditions of hotel complexes of a higher category. One of these places is the Peninsula Resort & Spa. It is built on a high cape, outstanding in the sea, around the buildings there is a lush flowering garden, from each window you can see a blue lagoon. The number of rooms consists of 270 comfortable rooms with all amenities, modern furniture and household appliances. A continental breakfast is served in the morning. They choose a place for lunch and dinner on their own. On the territory there is a main restaurant with a Swedish line, an Italian restaurant “Meremeti”, four bars. Authentic Cretan taverns and coffee shops can be enjoyed in the surrounding area. The infrastructure of the hotel includes: 2 swimming pools for adults and 2 swimming pools for children, 2 tennis courts, a spa center, a fitness room, sports grounds for squash, billiards. game sports. Nearby are the beaches of Mononaftis (100 m) and Psaromoura (150 m), one of them has a certified diving center. Both are available for water sports, sea fishing and catamaran rides.
“Perfect place to stay with kids! Animators come to them, play with them, entertain them. Parents at this time can sit quietly in the bar or lie down with a book by the pool. The restaurant offers a children’s menu, and a children’s club is also open for kids. Conveniently, there is a tour desk. We were happy to go on a sightseeing tour of local attractions” Alla
In pursuit of more wonderful views, it is worth staying at the Blue Bay Resort Hotel, built on a rock. From here you can not go down to the sea, all the pools are filled with sea water, and sun loungers are installed along the perimeter. If you want to lie on the beach, the nearest Mononaftis is 600 meters away. Lygaria can be reached in 5 minutes by car. There are 202 comfortable rooms in the fund. For relaxation, there are 2 restaurants and 2 pool bars, a tennis court, a basketball court, a gym, a furnished balcony in each room,a spa with sauna and massage treatments.
“It’s a paradise where you can take an all-inclusive accommodation package. My friends and I had a great rest. If on the next visit to Crete there will be available rooms, we will stay only here” Angela, Portugal
For those who want to be in the center of resort events, accommodation in the apartments “Seascape Luxury Residences”is suitable. The hotels are a couple of minutes’ walk from the lively beaches and tourist infrastructure of Agia Pelagia. All 30 rooms are equipped with a kitchen, bathrooms with modern shower systems, balconies with furniture. In the courtyard there is a spacious swimming pool with a lounge area for sunbathing, the second pool is just swimming. Symposium Restaurant, Acropolis Taverna and Mythos Tavern are 100 metres away. The nearest landscaped beach is 800 metres away.
“Very convenient location. The center of the village, near about a dozen cafes, a supermarket, the owner is super, in everything he tries to please and warn wishes. The room is air-conditioned, which is very important for the local hot climate” Alena
Hotel “Alexander House 4*” is a quiet and peaceful holiday destination, ideal for couples or families who want to relax and get rid of the stress of everyday life. The complex is run by the second-generation Alexandrakis family. It is located in the charming bay of Agia Pelagia, a traditional fishing village, just 22 km from Heraklion. The main beach of Agia Pelagia is just a few metres away. All rooms are decorated in styles that create an atmosphere of relaxation. From the windows there are beautiful views of the sea, mountains, islands in the middle of the water surface. In the yard there is a swimming pool with a shallow area for children. Breakfast is served in the restaurant in the morning, and lunch and dinner can be arranged according to the buffet system at the request of the guests. The bar serves a variety of drinks. Concierge services, sightseeing trips are organized, and sports grounds are available. Everything here is provided for the leisure of guests of different generations.
“We really liked the reception, it is noticeable that the hosts are interested in guests. The location is also good. There are two beaches nearby. We went to Psoromouro. There are fewer waves and people. The food is good, there is no dampness in the rooms, the internet is free, you need to pay for the safe. In Agia Pelagia without problems you can rent a car to travel along the coast” Sergey
Tourists in their blogs talk a lot about the Cretan beach of Lygaria. Panorama Village Hotel is just 500 metres away. This is a quiet cozy bay with a coastal strip covered with coarse yellow sand. The water is clear, turquoise in color. The landscaped area is located in the west of the bay, there are no stones at the entrance to the water. The place is very popular with tourists. If you walk along the shore, you can stumble upon the ruins of the monastery, after which the beach got its name. In summer, sun loungers, umbrellas are installed here, a water sports center, including diving, opens. The distance to the center of Agia Pelagia is one and a half kilometers. There are also basic entertainment, taverns, car rental points. A shared breakfast is served in the morning, followed by an à la carte restaurant. There are many snack bars on the beach where you can have a snack. For active recreation on the territory there are swimming pools, sports grounds, billiards. On request, they will settle with a pet, they will not charge for its accommodation.
“Great staff focused on customers. Beautiful location on a hill. From the windows you can see the sea. The beach is wonderful but crowded. Sometimes stayed at the hotel and spent time by the pool” Zacharaki, Greece
A small aparthotel of 10 rooms (4 studios and 6 apartments) is located exactly in the middle between the beaches of Lygaria and paradise Club. Free parking is available on site. The uniqueness of the hotel lies in the fact that it was built in the middle of a natural park, occupying an area of 5 thousand square meters. m, on a high hill, from where breathtaking panoramic views open. Because of them, first of all, the place is very popular. Each room has a kitchen and a private terrace. There is a communal swimming pool in the courtyard. Due to its location in the center of the island, travelers who want to get acquainted with the history of Crete and its sights stay here. The hotel provides services for the organization of excursion tours.
“Clean and spacious apartment with swimming pool is on top of a mountain. The staff is polite and helpful. The place is very beautiful, from here you can enjoy beautiful views. As a traveler, I was pleased with the service in the form of breakfast. I recommend coming here by car, as the tourist area is far away” Paweł, Poland
All hotels of Agia Pelagia perform their functions of receiving guests and their comfortable stay. If a family with children goes here to rest, then the best option would be “Peninsula Resort & Spa”. It fully corresponds to the quality – services – prices.