Agia Pelagia (Dimos Gaziou) is a seaside fishing village built in the centre of a picturesque amphitheatric bay, 23 km northwest from Heraklion capital city of the island of Crete.

It takes its name from the homonymous church at a distance of 1 km west of the village. The town also sandy beaches which attract tourists.

In Agia Pelagia there are the post-minoan graves and the University (Pritanion) of the 4th century BC which were found in 1970 at the site “Kladistos” or “Kladotos”. Also there is a nearby cave, with the name “Evresi”, where – according to legend – local people found the icon of Agia Pelagia.