Agia Galini before the advent fo tourism was a port of the ancient settlement of Sybritos. Now it is a convenient base to visit Phaestos, Agia Triada and Gortys around 25 km away. Then you could follow an impressive mountain route, which starts from Apessokari and gives you a taste of the Asterousia wilderness and the sandy beaches behind the mountains.
Another obvious thing to do in Agia Galini is relax and enjoy the swimming especially at this quiet beautiful corner where Romantika Apartments located.
During summer there are daily boats from the harbour to the beaches of Agios Georgios, Ayios Pavlos, Agiofaraggo and Preveli (Palm Beach) as well as the Paximadia Islands 12km offshore , which have wonderful fine sand beaches but little shade, making a sun umbrella a must.
Don't miss the dolphin-watching excursions which are organised in the area, as dolphins are plentiful here. Ask for details at one of the tourist agencies or the harbour. The days and times change depending on the season.
For the most romantic ones go down to the jetty to see the sunset and the cave of Agia Galini, just outside the harbour. You can visit the cave with its wild doves by small boat from the harbour.
According to mythology, the rock that was used by Icarus and Daedalus to escape from King Minos and fly to freedom is located in the port of Agia Galini. At this point there is a monument with their statues and the view is excellent.
Visit Zaros Village a particularly attractive, refreshingly unspoilt village famous for its spring water, which are now bottled and sold all over Crete.
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