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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ammoudara was the perfect beach for us. Only a few miles from Heraklion, it was the best place for us to relax after being on the go so much in Athens the days prior. The lounge chairs were great and the food was excellent. If...More

1  Thank Christine K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the Google search results I read about this beach warned that there are two beaches on the island named Ammoudara. This can be seen even in this TripAdvisor listing... the website address goes to a page that shows a location west of Heraklion...More

1  Thank Renee C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just ok. Not a beach you will remember but a very good idea if after you wanna visit Heraklion. Water is clean even if so close to the city.

Thank Davide G
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Lovely beach in a beautiful bay. Soft sand slopes gently into the sea ideal for kids. Free sunbeds provided you buy a drink which is delivered to you while you sunbathe. Nice taverna overlooking the beach and sea.

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Ammoudara Beach is actually one of the nicest beaches on Crete. This is especially true if you live in or visit Heraklion specifically. What was once the region's most popular touristic beach, has calmed down quite a bit since Malia and Hersonissos gained fame. We...More

3  Thank Phil B
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We go here because it's convenient and close to our home in Heraklion. It is not the best beach in the area, but the sand is fine, and there are free sunbeds with umbrellas. But you have to buy drinks and they are pricey. The...More

Thank Mihaela L
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Good solution if you like a quick(close to the city) bath or a more loud and organised(umbrellas,beach bars) beach.Nice for families because it is sandy and shallow.

1  Thank Dimitris P
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Fairly standard although decent enough beach with lots of beach cafes offering sun beds. The approach to the sea is stoney underfoot which is a bit uncomfortable. The beach makes for a good day trip out of Heraklion and is about a 30 minute bus...More

1  Thank Dakles
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We caught the bus in Elestherious square and went there getting off a the nearer end. It was early in their holiday season but was pleasant lying around on the beach although in April the water was cool. Think the nearer end is probably better...More

1  Thank Nick W
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We walked from Agios Nikolaos past several small beaches and across the river and marshland, wonderful protected area for flora and fauna to-this beach for lunch relaxation prior to the return journey, wonderfully relaxing day

1  Thank Sarah B
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Janet F
8 August 2017|
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Response from pavlos v | Reviewed this property |
Agios Nikolaos I mean
17 April 2017|
Response from ioannisg672 | Reviewed this property |
YES you can take the bus No 6 to Amudara-Hotels. This bus starts from the airport and travers all the Heraklion and goes to Amudara. It cost 1,70€.