Explore Crete

Use Happy Cretan Suites as your base for exploring Crete.

Happy Cretan Suites is a hotel unit located in the popular Agia Pelagia village in Crete, Greece just 20km west of N.Kazantsakis International Airport of Heraklion direction Rethimno. Our property is situated on the hillside overlooking Agia Pelagia bay 1.5km from the beach.

Happy Cretan Suites can act as your starting point to further exploring Crete.

Due to it’s its central location Agia Pelagia is an ideal starting point for various excursions around the island of Crete since you will be able to drive to the south, east, west and north of the island easily between just twenty five minutes to one and half hour drive. Ask us about how to plan your itinerary for exploring Crete and all its beauty!

How to reach us

Driving Directions

Dear Guest, please be informed of how to reach the hotel by taxi or car: From Heraklion Airport or Port you will need to take the highway, driving in the direction towards Rethimno. After 20 km you will see Agia Pelagia village on the right, down the hill side. DO NOT turn to the left on the first sign you see stating “Agia Pelagia” you should keep driving for about 3km more in order to see the second sign to Agia Pelagia to the right this time, and there you will have to turn and drive down the hill for about 5 minutes(1-2 km) you will then see Happy Cretan Suites entrance and sign on the left. If you have any problem finding our hotel just give us a call once you are near by and we will be more than happy to help you find the way. Call us at Tel: +-30-2810-811289.

Places to Visit

Agia Pelagia

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

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.

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