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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.

Crete: SSI Open Water Diver Certification

2. 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.

Knossos Palace & Authentic West Crete - Private Day Tour

3. 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

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!

Heraklion: Agia Pelagia Bay Private Full Day Sailing Trip

5. Heraklion: Agia Pelagia Bay Private Full Day Sailing Trip

Agia Pelagia is a popular seaside resort, built at the center of a picturesque, amphitheatrical bay, 23 km northwest of Heraklion. The landscape is actually a complex of 8 formidable, sandy coves. The area also includes a number of smaller, hidden beaches, protected coves, and tiny coastline details, most of them unreachable other than by boat. There are many special places only boaters know about and only boaters can get to. It is difficult to describe in words the extravagant, Caribbean-like landscape. Always calm, tropical aquamarine waters, palm trees, golden sand, smooth rocky platforms laying into the shallow waters. Try a unique sailing experience. Feel like cruising the Caribbean. Travel to Agia Pelagia bay in style, elegance and comfort on a luxurious 53 ft sailboat. You may join the sailing procedure or get amazing views of Heraklion from aboard. Upon arrival you may swim, fish, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, do SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) and have a lot of fun at the yacht's enormous swimming and entertainment area consisting of the aft opening door and the tree unfolding steps. You may also just relax and continue suntanning on the enormous front deck of the yacht. In the afternoon, seasonal fresh fruits, fine local wine and a variety of soft drinks are served by the crew. You may keep suntanning while cruising back to Heraklion Old Venetian Port feeling recreated, and ready for the night ahead. SAILBOAT HIGHLIGHTS - The open sitting / cockpit area is enormously roomy, the most spacious - by far - in the yacht’s class. - The opening aft door and the 3 folding stairs offer a truly gargantuan - sized swimming and entertainment area. - The retractable, very convenient, hydraulic Besenzoni 500 gangway. - The extra fridge / freezer and a BBQ grill at the cockpit. The hot / cold water shower in the swimming platform. - The sunbathing platforms in the front deck are also huge and equipped with comfortable mattresses. - The roomy, luminous main lounge. The internal dining area can seat up to 10 guests. There is also a small bar and a flat TV. - The spacious galley. It includes a double sink, microwave oven, side opening fridge with freezer, and stove with oven. - The three separate Air condition / Heating units and the powerful Mastervolt whisper generator (8 KVA). - For Day Cruises the guests may use 2 electric toilets and the 2 front cabins in case they feel sick or they just need some rest

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What people are saying about Agia Pelagia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 140 reviews

The tour deserved more than 5 stars. Stan was a very friendly and humorous guide who wanted to do everyone justice. During the tour he showed us great places and also told us a little bit. You felt very safe and is ideal for children. It was really great!

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!

Simply great!!!…. Really great!!! Wahnsinn's views during the drive, information about Crete, fun and great staff .... Highly Recommended!

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