Agia Galini

Agia Galini is a picturesque portside Cretan village located near the middle of Crete island, on the south coast. With a population of around 600 during winter and around 2000 in the summer season, it strikes a balance between providing all modern amenities to visitors and keeping its traditional character as a Cretan fishing village.

Agia Galini village has a rich history that goes back to Minoan times: It’s built on the ancient city of Sulia, as described by Homer. The name Agia Galini (meaning “Saint Serenity”) is due το Empress Eudocia of Byzantium which found shelter here during a journey of exile to Africa.

The nearest town is Rethymon, and not much further lies Heraklion, the largest city in Crete. The positioning of Agia Galini, as well as the all-year-round mild climate - one of the best in Crete- makes it an excellent starting point for daily excursions, with a multitude of choices for sightseeing and activities, from archeological and religious sites to traditional villages and hiking paths.

Whatever your ideal vacation may be, get ready to experience it in Agia Galini

Things to See & Do

  • Enjoy swimming at the many wonderfull beaches in the surrounding area
  • Visit archaeological sites like Gortyna and Phaistos
  • Go sightseeing at Samaria Gorge, Paximadia Islands, Preveli Monastery and many more places
  • Explore the countryside and nearby villages on foot
  • Shop at Agora street and Timbaki & Mires Bazaar


  • Rethymnon: 55km
  • Iraklio: 68km
  • Chania: 114km
  • Chania International Airport: 118km
  • Heraklion International Airport: 80km
  • Heraklion Port: 77km
  • Chania Port: 100km

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