Close enough to Heraklion, Aghia Pelaghia is a
very well organised beach: accommodation is plenty in hotels and rooms
to let, taverns and cafes offer good food and drink and swimming and
sunbathing facilities (sunbeds, umbrellas etc), as well as with sea sport
facilities are available. It is considered as one of the best beaches
of Northern Crete.
Anonymous beach, 1
kilometer East to Aghia Pelaghia
The small sandy beach, 1 kilometer far from Aghia Pelaghia at the East and before
arriving to the beach of Lygaria, is situated at a distance of 17 kilometres
far from Heraklion at the Northwest, 1 kilometer off the National Road to Rethymno.
Being open to the North, the beach is affected by the "meltemia" (northern summer
winds) and the other strong winds that blow in the area.
It is not an organised beach, but being close to the main beach of Aghia
Pelaghia, it offers to the visitor calmness and isolation along with
the facilities of accommodation, food and drink.
Access from Heraklion is very easy: public bus services are very frequent,
taxi is a good and more comfortable alternative and you can always use
rented or private car. If you choose to get there via the old road you
should drive some more (some 25 kilometres from Heraklion) but you will
enjoy the area and have the chance of sightseeing. Whatever toute you
choose, you should be careful in the last 2-3 kilometres, as the winds
blowing in the area may affect driving.