Agia Pelagia is a small coastal town with a famous beach and it is ideal for those who wish to relax. It is only 20 km west of Heraklion and the route until you reach the beach is amazing and looks like a postcard.
The cove of Agia Pelagia is surrounded by other smaller beaches like the Ligaria Cove and Mononaftis Bay. These beaches are usually less crowded but equally beautiful. In Agia Pelagia you can find many hotels, taverns and bars but the night life is not very intense.