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Vagias 10, Heraklion, Crete 714 14, Greece
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

We stayed at the HOTEL NEPTUNE, this was an all inclusive hotel, could not fault it, it was a perfect stay. Our flight was 1hr late so arrived at 11pm tired and hungry and what a lovely surprise, they had put on a cold buffet...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 03kris63
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I stayed 400m from the beach in the outskirts of Iraklion. I visited every day. Where I was there was lots of peace and quiet, open space and usually sun. It does get quite windy on Ammoudara Beach compared to other beaches I’ve used elsewhere....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Richard_in_England
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Plenty of free sun loungers, and excellent cafes and bars right on the beach and from the centre of Heraklion it is only 1 euro 70 each way on the bus which takes about 25 minutes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nickolaiivanovich
Reviewed 22 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Christine K
Reviewed 20 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Renee C
Reviewed 17 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank philbo45
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pamilvisions
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Dimitris P
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Janet F
8 August 2017|
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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€.