Agia Galini in Rethumno south Crete. Agia Galini (Aghia Galini) is a lovely seaside village at the south coast of Crete very close to Matala. Agia Galini is built on a hill above the picturesque little harbor with unlimited view towards the sea. On the eastern side of the bay, with its rocky shores, there are interesting marine caves which one can visit with boat. There are also may restaurants, tavernas, bars, discos, folk art shops etc.
All the necessities in Agia Galini are located on the main street that runs down the hill from the bus station to the small harbor. The Crete KTEL bus service has regular daily service to Matala, Iraklion, Phaistos and Rethymno. There are daily ferries to Preveli beach. In Agia Galini there are a lot of currency exchange places, 24h ATMs, post office, pharmacy and plenty of cafes, restaurants and other shops.
Places near Agia Galini
The apartments Stochos in Agia Galini by Rethimno Prefecture, South Crete, is known for its family environoment as well as the uniqueness of the area, an attribute you will embrace upon arriving.
Agia Galini coastal village is known for its enchanting design as a village, since it is built on the slope of a hill, among the calmness and peace that the area has, next to the crystal clear sea and beautiful beach.
Platis river is located in the south Rethymnon, it stems from the torrents of Kedros Mountain and the Amari Valley and flows into the beach of Agia Galini. This is one of the largest rivers of Crete that flows all year round.
The river has different morphologies throughout its length, with narrow and inaccessible parts, waterfalls and elsewhere wide flow parts and is covered almost completely by dense vegetation. In several places there are bridges with most impressive the two old stone arched bridges that exist at the beginning of the river.
Daedalus and Icarus park is located in Agia Galini on the south coast of Rethymno prefecture. It is dedicated to the legend of Daedalus and Icarus who take off with the wax wings of the hill on which located the park.
The ancient legend says that Daedalus was punished by the Supreme Court for the murder of artisan Talos, and found refuge from King Minos of Crete which built the famous labyrinth in which lived the Minotaur. Later Minos ordered Daedalus to live in the labyrinth because he helped his wife Pasiphae to birth the Minotaur with Taurus of God Poseidon. Daedalus and his son Icarus made wings of feathers and wax and escaped from the island.
The park is a creation of the local improvement society Daedalus - Ikaros of Agia Galini. It is located on a hill right of the village, from the parking of the port. To reach the park follow the uphill path that leads behind the building of coast guard just before the entrance of the harbor.