Things to do in Agia Pelagia

Our most recommended things to do in Agia Pelagia

Agia Pelagia: Quad Safari-Family Tour

1. Agia Pelagia: Quad Safari-Family Tour

Begin the tour at the Peninsula Resort and Spa with a short theoretical introduction and a quad driving lesson before the adventure begins. Follow a beautiful off-road cliff path along the sea and into the heights of Achlada away from traffic and in the midst of the most beautiful nature the area has to offer. Enjoy breathtaking views over Agia Pelagia until reaching Heraklion, then continue to the ancient and abruptly abandoned ghost village of Achlada.  Find out more about the background of the village and the traditional Cretan way of life and share a special personal moment with the last two remaining inhabitants of the village. Stroll through this otherwise inaccessible village at leisure. From the heights of Achlada, pass in between the mountains surrounded by breathtaking nature before continuing to Fodele, a traditional Cretan village, also called the village of the oranges and birthplace of the famous painter El Greco.  Explore Crete’s culture and marvel at its local handicrafts. Take some time for shopping and a visit to the museum or to the village’s orthodox churches. Sit back and enjoy a famous freshly squeezed orange juice made from the local orange trees for a more relaxing experience. Return to the hotel at 1.00 p.m., just in time for lunch.

Agia Pelagia: Cretan Villages Quad Sunset Trip

2. Agia Pelagia: Cretan Villages Quad Sunset Trip

Meet your guide at the Peninsula Hotel and Spa in Agia Pelagia and start with driving tutorial session. Practice driving to ensure that you are confident with your quad bike. Cruise along lonely paths far away from main traffic that wind through scenic vistas.  Explore a cliff path that overlooks the sea and arrive at the traditional village of Achlada. Find out about the background of the village and hear about the ancient and traditional Cretan way of life. Share a special moment with the three last inhabitants of this village. Enjoy a drive and a walk through this village which is not accessible by any other means. Continues through the mountains to the mountain village of Rogdia where yiuo can gaze out at the bay of Heraklion. View the 16th century tower of Modino, a chateau that was once occupied by feudal lords.  Have some free time to watch as the colors of the sunsetting between the sea the mountains. Ride back to the meeting point after the sun sets.

Crete: SSI Open Water Diver Certification

3. Crete: SSI Open Water Diver Certification

Start your scuba adventure in the sunny Mediterranean sea, with the SSI Open Water Diver program. Have some fun in the sun in Mononaftis beach, on the northern coast of Crete, and work towards a certification that lets you dive anywhere in the world. Join an international class with a multilingual instructor, and enjoy 2-3 action-packed days of diving and making friends. Online training is combined with 4 in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience to feel fully comfortable when geared-up in the water. The SSI online training program lets you study at your own pace. You can complete the academics online when you sign up, and then attend review sessions at the Dive Center in Crete. In the water, you’ll experience everything you learned through the online sessions, hands-on and head-first. After your open water dives and passing the final exam, you’ll be a certified diver. The SSI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide, so your diving possibilities are limitless. Take some time to explore the rest of the island, or head off on your next adventure.

From Heraklion: Private Agia Palagia and Dia Island Cruise

4. From Heraklion: Private Agia Palagia and Dia Island Cruise

-Dia Island (Hot Peak!!) "Located about 6 nautical miles north of Heraklion city. It is 5 km long and 3 km wide and covers an area about 12 sq km, extending from west to east." -Agia Pelagia "Located 20km west from Heraklion city. The small fishing village which the last 25 years been a popular vacation resort." *Includes: Water, Beverages, Wine, Greek Salad, Seasonal Fruits Crete is one of the biggest islands of Greece and has plenty of experiences to offer. There may be many ways to explore the island, but the most exceptional and memorable is from the deck of a boat and it offers a beautiful trip to the endless blue. Dive into the turquoise waters of Crete and sunbathe under the sun, while our experienced captain takes you to all the best-hidden spots of the area. Once you are on board, our crew member will greet you and show you around the boat. You will be offered fresh fruit, snacks, and water to accompany you along the trip. If you wish for more, please let us know and we will be more than happy to accommodate your requests.. Our captain has mapped out all the best spots for your trip but if you wish for different routes just let us know and we will assist you. Looking forward to seeing you on board!

Knossos Palace & Authentic West Crete - Private Day Tour

5. Knossos Palace & Authentic West Crete - Private Day Tour

We have designed this unforgettable trip to submerge you into an authentic way of life in one of the island's most beautiful regions while gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between history, stunning escapes, gastronomy, and the authentic Cretan local lifestyle. You will also visit the world-famous Palace of Knossos, where your expert guide will ensure skip-the-line access to all archaeological areas, key pieces of information, and extra-personalized attention. Then, from the history and cultural experience, you will be immersed in another time wandering the unspoiled Cretan landscape along with authentic layers of flavors, wines, and village life of the island of Crete. Enjoy personal pick-up and drop-off with a premium vehicle at your full-day disposal, like a true VIP

Heraklion: Culinary Day Trip to Lassithi Plateau with Dinner

6. Heraklion: Culinary Day Trip to Lassithi Plateau with Dinner

From the Minoan times, Lassithi Plateau is the earth of fertility and love for food. A rich Cretan land to remind us of just how satisfying it is to source and cook your own ingredients. It’s why we love it. We want to take you away from the crowded places of countless Instagram posts to the island’s most untouched escapes where time has slowed down and history persists. That is why our Travel Experts have designed this culinary adventure for lovers of authentic gastronomy, art, and mythic landscapes. This luxury trip will take you through the charming and often forgotten country of Lassithi, across small villages, emblematic Windmills, and the Plateau’s spectacular views. In the late afternoon, find yourself at a Cretan house that was built next to the Cave of Zeus on the ancient ruins that still exude timeless energy. Here you will meet the chef-owner of Mansion Halavro (means playground among archaic ruins) who will indulge you in the artistic pleasures of Cretan cuisine.

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What people are saying about Agia Pelagia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 177 reviews

For us it was the first time on a quad! The guides were nice and involved the group a lot! In addition to the tour in the mountains and inland, the beauty of the tour is that we went down and explored ancient villages whose history they explained to us! At the end of the tour there is the possibility to have photos and videos (bring a key in advance to get them for free, otherwise you have to buy it at 10)

It was truly an unforgettable experience! First time on a quad bike for me and my fiancée, luckily we had a guide who immediately put us at ease with the vehicle and the group (4 couples in total). A three-hour journey (we chose the one from 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm) through the mountain roads to discover the ghost village, with breathtaking views at sunset. Really recommended !!

We had a great afternoon during this excursion thanks to Stan and his offbeat humor as well as his professionalism. We really enjoy the quads and there are very beautiful landscapes. Good value for money. Nothing to say, go for it!

Such a fun experience! Would definitely recommend. Loved the trails/roads we took and drove past some of the most beautiful spots. Awesome guide as well!

Many discoveries and sensations! Guides passionate about their country, I recommend 100%