Agia Pelagia is a resort town found in Crete about 10 miles from Heraklion. Because of its location in a small hidden bay Agia Pelagia is rarely windy and on most days a slight breeze can be felt. It is a relatively new location and development has occurred in recent years. Its close location to nearby towns and villages makes Agia Pelagia a great place for the weekend. Agia Pelagia is built around a sandy bay and beautiful waters. Hotels in Agia Pelagia are available for people in every budget range; offering a wide variety of amenities to suit individual needs. Discount hotels can be found easily using EasyToBook.com.
Palace of Knossos is the largest Bronze Age Archeological site found in Crete. It was most likely the political and ceremonial center for the Minoan civilization. It is found nearby the city of Heraklion. The Archeological Museum in Heraklion was built between the beginning of the 20th century and was completed around 1940. It is regarded as one of the most important museums in Europe. All the artifacts in the museum have been found in Crete. Caves of Matala are located about 45 miles southeast of Heraklion. These artificial caves in the cliffs of the Matala bay were created during the Neolithic Age.