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About Lygaria beach (or Ligaria) on Crete

The bay of Lygaria is home to the the second largest organised beach in the area of Agia Pelagia and can be reached from Heraklion/Heraklion Airport in about 25-30 minutes. Located at the east end of the region (east of Agia Pelagia beach - the main beach of the area), this long coarse sandy beach is often quieter than its neighbouring bays, particularly during the week. Even at the weekend, when the locals arrive from nearby Heraklion, it is still very enjoyable but it is worth arriving early to ensure a parking spot not too far from the beach.

The beach offers generous spacing between sunbeds and good swimming. There is also good parking, public changing and washroom facilities, and facilities for those with disabilities. A lifeguard is also present at busy times.

The name Lygaria bay originates from the native wicker tree “Lygaria" or "Ligia” which are common in the area. Lygaria is place of natural beauty and boasts picturesque views of hills with small fertile valleys. It you get tired of the beach, this is the perfect place to go exploring in the surrounding hills, taking in some of the fantastic views of the turquoise waters below. There are a few routes down to the beach and whichever way you choose you will notice accommodation dotted all around this area. There is a good mix of hotels, apartments and rooms to rent. In particular, Lygaria boasts some of the finest villas and houses to rent across the entire resort of Agia Pelagia. At the beach itself there are several apartments, rooms and hotels offering the perfect beachside location. You will also come across a few cosy cafes, excellent tavernas offering quality traditional food as well as souvenir shops and one supermarket selling fresh fruit and vegetables, wines and beers, ice creams, drinks, suncream, beach gear and of course souvenirs such as postcards and ceramics. There is also a professional dive centre offering diving courses and excursions.

The water at Lygaria beach is deep but generally calm due to the protection of the steep rock surrounding the bay making it ideal for couples and families looking for a peaceful and relaxing beach. There is rock shelving as you enter the water so some care is needed and it could be worth investing a pair of swimming shoes. Lygaria (also spelled "Ligaria") was once used for anchoring ships and even today, as you sit and relax, you will be able to watch little boats bob up and down on the water.

The beach of Lygaria is the 2nd longest beach of the area of Agia Pelagia, about 420m long.

Maybe you will also notice the monastery of Panagia Ligaria, 250m from the edge of the hillside which is said to date back as far as 1610.

The bay is also just a 20 minute walk from the busier Agia Pelagia seaside village and beach where there are more tavernas/restaurants, bars and cafes so if you feel like a change of scenery one evening why not enjoy a leisurely stroll along the well lit pathway?

Lygaria Bay is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing holiday particularly for families. It has great amenities, plenty of space and perfect views. What more could you want?


LYGARIA Beach - Blue Flag Beach Award

Lygaria Beach was a beach awarded with a BLUE FLAG:
A world-renowned eco-label trusted by millions around the globe. The Blue Flag beach classification programme is operated under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. In order for a beach to qualify for this prestigious award, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety-related and access-related criteria must be met and maintained.
BLUE FLAG BEACHES - Lygaria Beach in Agia Pelagia CRETE

"the Blue Flag Beach is sought for beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operatros as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards. Certificates, which FEE refers to as Awards, are issued on an annual basis to beaches and marinas of FEE member countries": Blue Flag Beach - WIKIPEDIA



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Telephone code for LYGARIA: 2810
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