The Greek island of Crete is a popular destination for tourists and there are many wonderful resorts such as Agia Galini to be found. Located on the southeast coast, this town offers many exciting things for holidaymakers to do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.
This resort has a sandy/pebbly beach with the opportunity to soak up the sun or take a swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Many watersports are offered here too including paragliding, jet skiing, waterskiing, wakeboarding and windsurfing. Tourists can also have fun taking a ride on a banana boat, rings or paddle-boat. With many wonderful views to enjoy the area also offers plenty of places to go hiking through the beaches, hills and villages. Holidaymakers can also try mountain biking here or charter a boat for some offshore fishing. There is plenty on offer here for sports enthusiasts with two golf courses on Crete. There are many places to eat at lunch time and in the evenings with bars, restaurants, cafes and tavernas serving traditional Greek dishes and plenty of seafood. The shops here contain a wide range of items such as clothing, jewellery, ceramics and other souvenir items. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and beverages from the local supermarkets.
There are several interesting places to visit on the island including museums and galleries such as the Archaeological Museum, Historical and Folk Museum and Iris Museum. Numerous historic buildings are located here too including churches, monasteries, palaces and windmills. Visitors will also be able to see some great natural features on Crete such as The Cave of Psychro and The Samaria Gorge. Lake Kournas is a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and is the only lake on Crete. There are also daily boat trips from the harbour to Preveli, Agios Giorgos, Agio Farago and Paximadi.
The warmest time of the year to visit Agia Galini is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 29 degrees centigrade. During these months holidaymakers can expect to see an average of 12 to 13 hours of sunshine per day. Whilst January is the month with most prolonged periods of rain at an average of 14 days, May is actually the wettest with an average of 115mm.
Heraklion International Airport (HER) is approximately a one and half hour drive from Agia Galini and has flights to and from many European cities through airlines such as Air Berlin, Condor, easyJet, Eurocypria Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, TUIfly and Viking Airlines. Flights to the Greek mainland are handled by Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and Athens Airways. There are counters in the Arrivals Hall for car rental companies including Avis, Autohellas, Eurodollar, Hertz, Sixt and Travel Star.