Agia Galini is located on the south coast of Crete between Rethymnon (56 km), Heraklion (80 km) and 120 km from Chania. It is an idyllic and attractive fishing harbour village, full of charm and warmth.
Due to its central position Agia Galini is also the perfect base to explore the southern region of Crete and its many attractions including the nearby archealogical sites of Gortyn and Palace of Phaistos and various boat trips from the harbour.
The narrow white-washed village is built on hills surrounding the port, giving mostly uninterrupted views over the Lybian Sea. The nucleus of the village is built around three streets which run down to the harbour. Here you will find everything you will need; a post office, bakery, doctor, car and bike hire, two ATMs several shops and a street packed with tavemas. All of this falls within an extremely small area where nothing is more than a couple of minutes walk away. You can take a swim, enjoy the blue flag beach, try water sports or go for a long and quiet walk in the mountains. The beach at Ayia Galini is small but nearby there are several quiet beaches, which can be easily reached on day trips. The locals claim that Icarus and Daedalus used Agia Galini as the launch for their fatal journey.