The location of Agia Galini


Agia Galini village is located on the southeast coast of Rethymnon prefecture, in the municipality of Agios Vasilios in Crete Island,Greece. Crete island is known for it's excellent climate, moreover Agia Galini has one of the best micro-climates on Crete, mild throughout the year, the sun shine every day even in the middle of winter. With a wonderful and diverse surrounding natural environment it is an ideal destination for an outdoorsy type of vacation. 

The village

The village is built amphitheatrical up into the surrounding hills near the mouth of the River Platys or Amarianos, the houses have a panoramic view over the Messara bay and Libyan Sea. The permanent population is about 600 people and in the summer season it usually increases to over 2000. Tourism, agriculture and fishing are the main occupations for the inhabitants. Agia Galini keeps a balance between a traditional fishing village and modern touristic resort, while it offers all modern amenities to its visitors you can still feel like you are visiting a cretan village and not a standardised resort.

Agia Galini as vacation base

Placed conveniently in the middle of Crete (55 km from Rethymnon and about 68 km from Heraklion) is well suited to be the base for daily excursions. Near Agia Galini there are plenty of points of interest such archaeological sites (e.g Phaistos, Gortyna, Apodoulou), wonderful beaches (e.g Agios Georgios, Agios Pavlos, Preveli Palm beach, Triopetra), traditional villages (e.g Melambes, Apodoulou, Nithavri), religious sites (e.g Preveli Monastery, Odigitria Monastery), hiking starting points and many more. The distances between the Agia Galini and the main towns, Ports and Airports of Crete island are the following:

  • Rethymnon : 55km
  • Iraklio : 68km
  • Chania : 114km
  • Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis": 118km
  • Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis": 80km
  • Heraklion Port : 77km
  • Chania Port : 100km