Agia Pelagia Tourism

Agia Pelagia (Greek: Αγία Πελαγία, "Saint Pelagia") is a seaside fishing village built in the centre of a picturesque amphitheatric bay, 23 km northwest from Heraklion capital city of the island of Crete. It takes its name from the homonymous church, in the Monastery of the Sebbathians, ruins of which are found at a distance of 1 km west of the village. The town also has sandy beaches that attract tourists. In Agia Pelagia there are the post-minoan graves and the University (Pritanion) of the 4th century BC which were found in 1970 at the site "Kladistos" or "Kladotos". Also there is a nearby cave, with the name "Evresi", where - according to legend - local people found the icon of Agia Pelagia.

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Looking for travel information about Agia Pelagia? Explore the best travel advice on Agia Pelagia, Greece. The nearest major city to Agia Pelagia is Santorini. Attractions in Santorini include Kamari Village, Ancient Thira, Ammoudi Bay. Also, to reach Agia Pelagia, you'll have to take a flight to Santorini; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Agia Pelagia can generally be of 1-2 days.

  • Know the pollution level of Agia Pelagia before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 36.36 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.92 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Agia Pelagia for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Agia Pelagia.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.17 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 17.71 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.79 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 42.39 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 21.88 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 34.38 (Low)
    • Attacks 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 26.04 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 79.17 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.92 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 36.46 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Agia Pelagia is 171.05 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 74.96 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.92 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 33.92 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 51.15 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.05 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.54 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 52.96 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Agia Pelagia

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.62 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.99 USD

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