The coastal resort village of Agia Pelagia is built along a wonderful sandy bay, where the sea is calm and the water is crystal clear even during the windy days. The bay of Agia Pelagia is ideal for combining sea sports with relaxation. Guests will find well trained instructors that offer lessons for water sports such as water-ski, windsurfing , canoe, and SCUBA diving aboard small boat trips that take you around the beautiful area.
Agia Pelagia is very popular with tourists, since it provides all the amenities expected of a modern resort, but on the other hand it is ideal for a more quiet accommodation in Crete away from crowded and busy areas of Malia and Hersonnisos, and is perfect for families, couples and romantic holidays in Crete.
A must see while in Crete. The archaeological site of Knossos is located just 5 km southeast of the city of Heraklion On the ruins that you now see of the neolithic settlement, the first Minoan palace was built in 1900 B.C. where the dynasty of Minos ruled.
It was destroyed in 1700 B.C and a new palace built in its place. The palace covered an area of 22,000 sq.m, it was multistorey and had an intricate layout plan. Due to this fact the Palace is connected to thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur.
Between 1.700-1.450 BC, the Minoan civilization was at its peak and Knossos was the one of most important city. During these years the city was destroyed twice by earthquakes in 1.600 BC and 1.450 BC.
Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the most important museums in Greece if not in Europe. Visitors will see objects from the everyday life of the Minoans, artifacts of extraordinary art, like worship items, ceramics, lithography works and stamps. In addition, the famous double headed labrys, sarcophagus and many more. Of course, the collection includes the ‘stars’ of the museum and emblems of Minoan Civilization: the mysterious disk of Phaistos Crete, the snake Goddess, the bee and the ring of King Minos.