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Agia Pelagia is a fishing village on the Greek island of Crete. The small fishing town is situated in a large bay ideal for a fishing harbor making fishing the main industry of the area. The small village of Agia Pelagia is just 23kms from the capital of Crete, Heraklion. Car hire in Agia Pelagia is a good option to tour the rest of the island of Crete, a famous beach resort island for tourists from all over Europe.
Accommodation in Agia Pelagia is widespread as the small town is popular with vacationing Europeans during the summer months. The town itself offers an expanse of white sand beaches and tourism for the town has been steadily increasing over the last several years.
With car rental at Agia Pelagia, visitors can tour sites such as the post-Minoan graves and the University of the 4th century BC. The site where these are located is believed to be there grounds where the ancient city of Apollonia once thrived. Evresi cave, nearby Agia Pelagia, is also worth visiting, and is according to legend the site where locals found the icon of Agia Pelagia for which the fishing town is named.
Visitors can also drive the 23kms to Heraklion with cheap car hire at Agia Pelagia. Heraklion is the fourth largest Greek city, and the capital of the island of Crete. The city boasts a population of almost 140,000 people. The city is rich in Greek history as it can trace occupancy of the city back to 2000 BC, when the port first began being used.
In Heraklion visitors may wish to check out its local history which includes sites and architecture from the Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman eras.