Currently an enchanting coastal town and a renown resort among locals and tourists alike, Agia Pelagia is a town dedicated to saint Pelagia (therefore its name).
In ancient times, Agia Pelagia’s harbour was used as a crucial Minoan passage connecting Crete with other Mediterranean civilisations. Remnant of ancient structures and artifacts discovered in and around the region have solidified it as a significant area of trade and cultural exchange.
Today, Agia Pelagia’s municipality holds a population of about 200 people and is one of the most loved summer destinations among locals in Heraklion. At a mere half an hour drive from Heraklion’s city centre, it is a coastal haven within arm’s reach for most.
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