The Perfect Get-A-Way in Agia Pelagia, Crete

If you are searching for a the perfect get-a-way on Crete, look no further!

An amazing destination on the island is Agia Pelegia, a small coastal village located just 20 kilometers west of Heraklion.

Agia Pelegia is known as a tranquil and quaint village. The seaside destination has been destroyed and washed into the sea at least two times in history. The first time it is believed that the seismic sea wave from the earthquake that created Santorini washed the village into the sea!

Previous to 1965, Agia Pelegia was virtually empty and merely a small port which was used to transfer wood and coal to Heraklion.

However, in 1965, two men showed up and offered the locals 5,000 drachmas for 1,000 square meters of land – approximately 17 euros today! And thus began the development of Agia Pelegia as a popular tourist and resort village.

Just this year was the grand opening of SeaScape Luxury Residences — the area’s newest development — which offers visitors to Agia Pelegia the chance to enjoy their stay in one of 15 available spacious open-plan apartments, each featuring upscale amenities for a luxurious, yet homey vacation experience.

The residences are an ideal location for your vacation. Located only a one-minute walk from the main beach of Agia Pelagia, they are also close to the village center of Agia Pelagia, which has many boutique shops and local tavernas.

They are designed for both family vacations and couples looking for a romantic trip for two. The residences boast two pools, a poolside snack bar, private terraces or balconies, luxurious king-size beds, fully functional kitchen as well as free WiFi and air conditioning.

“I would define the SeaScape Luxury Residences as a labor of love,” said Mr. Dimitris Markakis, owner, and partner in this venture. “It’s a family business, and, as such, a reflection of the traditional Cretan hospitality that makes our island such a desired destination for all kinds of European guests. Our goal is to offer a haven of peace for everyone, with luxurious amenities while respecting the privacy of our guests.”