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Agia Pelagia Beach

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The beach of Agia Pelagia is located at the end of Achlada valley, 20 km west from Heraklion city. The holiday settlement of Agia Pelagia extends along the coastline with the coastal front being covered mainly by tourist catering enterprises.

The beach takes its name from the homonymous chapel that is carved into the rock, at the western end of the coast. The total length of the beach reaches 450m and the average width 10m while the substrate of the beach is characterized as sandy with scattered pebbles. In the middle of the beach there is a seasonal river.

The beach is one of the most attractive summer destinations for both tourists and locals. The orientation of the beach is such that it is protected from the prevailing winds during the summer period (meltemia) and therefore there is no strong waves and this makes the area very friendly for visitors.

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The beach of Agia Pelagia is located at the end of Achlada valley, 20 km west from Heraklion city. The holiday settlement of Agia Pelagia extends along the coastline with the coastal front being covered mainly by tourist catering enterprises.

The total length of the beach reaches 450m and the average width 10m while the substrate of the beach is characterized as sandy with scattered pebbles. In the middle of the beach there is a seasonal river. The beach is one of the most attractive summer destinations for both tourists and locals.

The orientation of the beach is such that it is protected from the prevailing winds during the summer period (meltemia) and therefore there is no strong waves and this makes the area very friendly for visitors.

General matters:

  • The opening hours of the beach are from 10:00 to 17:00. During these hours the user of umbrellas and sunbeds is obliged to pay their rent.
  • The beach management body is MAEDYM.
  • To help us increase the quality of the services provided please complete the relevant questionnaire in our website www.costanostrum.org  or by scanning the relevant QR Code.
  • The ashtrays, the beach chairs and the umbrellas are property of the beach management body.
  • Only the guests – owners of valuable objects that may be lost, are responsible for the loss.
  • It is forbidden to transfer the receipt for the provision of services for the rental of umbrellas and sunbeds to third parties.

Hygiene and Safety, Environmental Protection and Cleanliness of the Beach

  • You should always follow the advice of the lifeguards.
  • Swim parallel to the coastline and if possible never alone.
  • It is prohibited to block the lifeguard’s corridor and the range of vision of the lifeguard.
  • The consumption of alcohol or drugs is prohibited.
  • It is prohibited to throw cigarettes into the sea or on the beach.
  • It is prohibited to throw glass objects or packaging on the beach or into the sea.
  • It is prohibited to throw any object on the beach or into the sea.
  • It is prohibited to light a fire.
  • It is prohibited to use shampoo at the showers.
  • All your rubbish should be placed with your own responsibility into the special waste containers.
  • It is prohibited to destroy any kind of vegetation.
  • The beach staff has the right to remove from the beach persons who are in a drunken condition or under the influence of drugs or behave violently/improperly to other visitors.
  • It is prohibited to take sand.

Emergency Cases

  • In case of a person disappearance, you should immediately contact the beach manager.
  • In case of a beach closure, please follow the instructions of the manager and lifeguards.
  • In case of an accident, you should immediately inform the lifeguard and the beach manager.
  • If a customer falls sick due to any possible cause, they are to immediately notify the beach manager, in order for all necessary measures to be taken.