We arrived late in the evening, so couldn't really see much or explore. The next morning however - WOW, the hotel is situated on an outcrop of rock, the sea views are amazing and due to the location you can see and hear it from several parts of the complex.
The staff are really nice, helpful and happy, food was excellent, plentiful and tasty with a varied selection. Salads were cold and meat was hot - so all good there. Our room was spacious and clean, with a great sea view.
The atmosphere is chilled out, which is exactly what we wanted - lazing by the pool, reading and sipping a drink.
Please keep in mind that its a long way from everything so if you're looking for shopping/nightlife/sightseeing this might not be the place for you.
There were a couple of families with small children but they were not too noisy and brought a bit of life to the pool area, thankfully there were no groups of early 20's lads doing the alpha male pool fights and drinking competitions that you sometimes see on holiday.
One thing to keep in mind, the hotel is built over several different levels, lots of steps and steep slopes to walk up & down, so not good for anyone who struggles with that sort of terrain.
The beach is pebbles rather than sand, we didn't use it but had a wander down there a few evenings before or after dinner.
This hotel is perfectly situated away only steps from the bustling daily activities of the beautiful beach. Don't miss out on getting to know the staff who are friendly and charming. This place is a hidden gem because of the proximity to the beach and restaurants while quiet and peaceful at the hotel. Whether you have a drink at the bar or get a treatment at the spa, these are affordable luxuries that is rare for such a great location.
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Belvedere Hotel is owned by the Athanasakis Family. It was first build in 1994, then in 2003 we added 22 new rooms totaling …More
"Very nice apartment, remarkable views, up in heaven"
We were agreably surprised to find a beautiful apartment with spectacular views in Ayia Pelagia. The owner is very nice, will help you with whatever you need. I called it in heaven because you have to drive up the mountain on what looks like a single road but it is a two way road that is very steep. If you have a fear of heights, you won't be able to drive up nor down. Also lots of cats in the area but if you don't want them, they will not come back. We stayed a week, loved it there. Everything is chosen with good taste. Very good price for the quality of accomodation. There are several grocery stores down on the beach and good restaurants too. Lovely place. 9/10
The hotel had lovely views and the staff were friendly and helpful. You need a car if you want to travel around and see the sights, or, to go to the beach (30 minute walk down a very big hill!).
The food was lovely, and there were facilities round the pool such as table tennis if you have children that need entertaining.
Reasonably basic but very clean accommodation in a quiet area, just a few minutes walk from the beach. No frills (except air con) but provided all we wanted. Would recommend to anybody wanting a good basic room. Agia Pelagia is a great location for swimming and snorkelling, with several coves within walking distance and several tavernas in the bay itself. Lovely in mid September when we went.
Andys Plaza is situated at the picturesque village of Agia Pelagia and only 150 meters away from the fine sandy beach …More
This is a great hotel, we were given a warm welcome by all the staff and immediately made to feel right at home. The views are incredible and it's only a short walk to the wonderful beaches you can see from your bedroom window. Each day the chef prepares a special local dish, we ate at the hotel most nights and were never disappointed. We're already planning our next trip :-)
Tucked away off the main road 20 kilometres west of Heraklion, low-key Agia Pelagia is built into a hillside above a sheltered bay. It offers a decent choice of mid-range hotels and apartments, most of which have sea views. The sandy main beach curves around the bay and is overlooked by tavernas and cafes. It offers sunloungers and good water sports facilities. Nearby, several more bays have smaller, less equipped beaches.
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