Also known as the Chanak Port, the Bay of Agia Pelagia was named after the Turks, it includes a fairly large and organized beach.
It is located 21 kilometers from Heraklion, near the ruins of the ancient city of Apollonia, which was also a port. Most of the times, it has calm waters that are extremely clean. The visitor can enjoy his coffee or meal at one of the several local café-restaurants.
In addition, to the southern part of the beach one can find the cave of discovery, where the icon of Agia Pelagia was found several years ago, that's why an iconostasis was built there to remind this discovery.
Near the central beach, you can find several other smaller ones that are either sandy or have pebbles such as Lygaria and Mononaftis.