at 6.1km (SW) from Agia Pelagia Village
A traditional village - birth place of Domenikos Theotokopoulos (EL GRECO) - with many pottery and weaving workshops. Close to the village is a small beach with taverns and a large hotel resort. Fodele is known also for its quality orange production.
at 6.5km (W) from Agia Pelagia Village
Great painter famous as "EL GRECO"(Fodele Iraklion Crete 1541 - Toledo Spain 1614) El Greco's art is the product of both his time and his genius. The artistic currents and the places he visited, are reflected in his work. It is more difficult to outline precisely the influence of the Cretan School in his work. Birth name: Doménikos Theotokópoulos (GR: Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος) Born :1541 Crete, then Republic of Venice Died :April 7, 1614 Toledo, Spain Field :Painting, sculpture and architecture Movement :Mannerism, Antinaturalism Famous works :El Espolio (1577–1579), The Assumption of the Virgin (1577–1579), The Burial of the Count of Orgaz (1586–1588), View of Toledo (1596–1600), Opening of the Fifth Seal (1608–1614).
at 6.5km (W) from Agia Pelagia Village
The museum is located at a place called "Archontiko", around 1000m west from Fodele village and is housed in the house where according to tradition the great painter Doménikos Theotokópoulos (El Greco), was born. The exhibits are mainly photo - reproductions of his paintings and other documents related to the painter's life and work. The house was severely damaged by the passage of time. The restoration began in 1982 with a grant from the Ministry of Culture and the considerable help of the then Minister Melina Mercouri, in collaboration with the community of Fodele. It was reconstructed according to its original design.
at 7.8km (SW) from Agia Pelagia Village
Dóxa (GR: Δόξα) is a pretty village built on a height of 400 metres above sea-level and 20 kilometres to the west of Heraklion on the road to the mountainous Milopotamos. The historical cave of Dóxa (GR: Δόξα) is located in a short distance from the village of Marathos on the road to Heraklion. It is at a height of 490 metres above sea-level, near a well-known taverna also called DOXA. The cave has a total length of 50 metres and impressive stalactites and stalagmites.
at 8.8km (SE) from Agia Pelagia Village
Located 40 metres from the beach of Ammoudara in Crete, Antonis Rooms features self-catered accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a private balcony. Breakfast is served in the garden’s dining area or in the rooms. Rooms are equipped with a TV and air conditioning and overlook the garden or the Cretan Sea. Each has a kitchenette with a fridge and a microwave oven. All units have a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Coffee and drinks are served at the bar and there are BBQ facilities in the courtyard. The centre of Heraklion is within 4 km from the Antonis. Shops, Cretan taverns and cafés are just 300 metres away. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can offer information on the ancient site of Knossos at 9 km. Free private parking is possible on site. Hotel Rooms: 20
at 9km (SE) from Agia Pelagia Village
Aptera Beach hotel is situated right on the beach of Amoudara, yet not far from the shops and nightlife, in the west coast of Heraklio. All rooms have balcony with a view to the sea, bathroom, telephone, and an electric fan. In addition, a satellite TV, safe and a fridge can also be provided with an extra cost. Guests with laptops may make advantage of the free wireless internet access that is available in public areas of the hotel. Also available are other facilities, including the hotel’s restaurant, bar and snack bar. On the beach there are parasols and sun beds. Hotel Rooms: 20
at 9.1km (SE) from Agia Pelagia Village
Ammoudara (GR: Αμμουδάρα) is four kilometre long sandy beach that stretches from the west end of Heraklion to Linoperamata near the village of Gazi. The sand is fine and blond and extends several neters to the land and the sea is clear and safe. The predominant winds during the summertime are N, N-W usually "meltemi" that get more fresh at the western end of the beach, where the windsurf school is located. Along the shore there are hotels, some of them very large complexes, taverns, restaurants, bars, cafes etc that offer umbrellas and sun-beds on the beach. There are also lifeguards in some spots. The area in general is touristic and offers a full range of facilities, among them the modern multiplex "Technopolis" with cinema and an open-air theater.
at 9.2km (SE) from Agia Pelagia Village
Gorgona is a family run hotel that offer all the modern amenities. It has its own swimming pool, and is surrounded by its own gardens with lush tropical vegetation, that spread on 5000 sq. meters. There is also a lounge with TV, bar, restaurant, reception, pool bar and a large private parking area. The 39 rooms have their own balconies, private bath, central heating, air conditioning, TV, radio, refrigerator, telephone and safe box. Sandy beach is only 200m away. Open all year round
at 9.3km (SE) from Agia Pelagia Village
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at 9.6km (SE) from Agia Pelagia Village
Creta Beach is 4-star resort hotel offering spacious accommodation and great facilities on the 9km white sandy beach of Ammoudara; Heraklion is 5km away. This busy hotel has a great selection of guest accommodation on offer. Choose between the standard guest rooms, all with sea-facing balconies or the pretty bungalows which are situated in the hotel’s gardens. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served buffet style each morning. The sea view restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner and offers a great selection of Greek and international food. Leisure facilities at the hotel include a large swimming pool and sun-bathing area, tennis courts and beach volleyball. There is also evening entertainment. For children, there is a separate swimming pool area and a mini-club. The Creta Beach Hotel is well-positioned for exploring the surrounding area. There are many shops, tavernas and bars within walking distance. Hotel Rooms: 150