The picturesque, small coastal town of Agia Pelagia will transport you to a land of peace and natural beauty. Built upon the rolling Cretan hills Agia Pelagia has visual similarities to an amphitheatre, with hotels and houses sitting round the bay, all with prime viewing spots. Traditional white buildings and restaurants line the shores as well as deep green foliage and palm trees. The town is soaked in history and today it's mostly thought of as a relaxing holiday destination.
The town of Agia Pelagia has been developed around its stunning shoreline. A large, deep cove edges the village and, because of its horseshoe shape, the beach is protected from northerly winds, making the waters calm and serene. There are plenty of umbrellas and beach chairs throughout the coveand quiet places for you to relax and enjoy the views. The water deepens fast, but a long and narrow rocky plate in the middle of the beach gives some protection for any children swimming in the waters.
Agia Pelagia beach is surrounded by restaurants and cafes so you will have tons of choice when it comes to deciding where to stop for lunch while visiting the region on cheap holidays to Crete. Watersports are a major event for this beach, and if you enjoy scuba diving there are several schools eager to take you on an exploration of the underwater marine life.
On either side of the cove are smaller beaches - the Ligaria Beach and Small Beach. Ligaria has soft sands with several taverns lining its coast and Small Beach has only enough room for four to five beach towels to spread out. Both spots are nice alternatives if you want a secluded place to unwind in the sunshine.