Within the settlement and in the area close to
it, it is worth visiting the small church of Aghia Pelaghia (who has
given the name to the village), built on a rock very close to the sea;
according to the tradition it is on that point that it has been found
the icon of Aghia Pelaghia, considered as wonder-working by the people.
At a distance of 15 kilometres from the village at the South and 5 kilometres
at the West of the village Rodia, within a ravin with luxurious green,
it is found the Savathianon Monastery; it is worth visiting the cave
found in the territory of the monastery, where it is housed the small
church of Aghios Antonios.
Those interested in archaeology may visit in the area the important
Late Minoan tombs,at Kladistos, as well as the big rectangular construction
dated in the Hellenistic period (end of the 4th century b.C.).
It is also worth visiting the nearby village of Achlada, at a distance
of 4-5 kilometres at the Southwest, for the magnificent view, for the
old stone fountain of the village and for the twin church dedicated to
Aghios Ioannis (St. John the Baptist) and Aghios Tryfonas; the church
has a beautiful woodcarved icon screen.
Once in the area on't miss to visit the small village of Rodia 10 kilometres
far from Aghia Pelaghia at the South. Amphitheatrically built on a low
hill, it offers to the visitor a breathtaking view of the Cretan Sea;
at Rodia you will also see an interesting Venetian villa.
Two local feasts ("panighyri") take place in the village: one on the
17th of July in honour of Aghia Marina with many visitors both Greeks
and foreign tourists, and the other on the 8th of October, on the nameday
of Aghia Pelaghia, the protector saint of the village.
Accommodation is plenty and for all budgets, both in the village itself,
as in the nearby tourist resorts of Mononaftis (about 1 kilometre far
away, at the Northwest), Lygaria (2 kilometres at the East), Made (4
kilometres at the East) and further away at Palaeokastro. The visitor
is offered any kind of accommodation: high class hotels, studios and
rooms to let.