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Scattered around the captivating cove and glittering bay of the island, Agia Pelagia is a postcard picture place designed for rejuvenation and relaxation. Colourful roofs and lush green trees punctuate sensual strips of white sand, upon which an ancient Greek city flourished. Authentic Greek culture pulsates from every aspect of island life, characterized by the gentle music that resounds from within seductively smelling restaurants.
Blissful beaches are the prevalent seduction of Agia Pelagia, and all feature soft sand, gently lapping waves and varying amounts of people. The Central Beach offers a lively atmosphere and exhilarating water sports opportunities, however if a relaxing respite from the modern world is required, take a peddle boat to Ligeria Beach for some idyllic isolation. Wonderful, white churches pepper the village, whose relaxing boulevards and flower lined streets are a wonderful place to wander in order to absorb the relaxing ambience of this special place.
To gain authentic insight into the traditions and customs of the island, visit some of the beautiful mountain villages that hum with cultural heritage. Boasting an enviable location at the summit of the mountain, the village of Achlada is a simple and intriguing place that offers panoramic ocean views. Fodele is a venerated village due to it being the birthplace of prominent painter Domenicos Theotokopoulos, and the quaint house in which he was born has been transformed into a museum displaying artefacts from his life and copies of his work.
Enjoy beautiful bay side vistas and traditional taste of world renowned Greek gastronomy at the ambient and amiable Symposium Restaurant. Feast on freshly caught fish or sample local specialties such a rich beef meatballs in red wine, stuffed vine leaves, creamy tzatziki and crisp, warm pitta breads for a veritable banquet.(Ηράκλειο - Agia Pelagia, Iraklion Crete 714 14, Greece, +30 281 081 1578)