Heraklion Amoudara beach

General information

Amoudara Heraklion: Amoudara is a fine beach located in the Gulf of Heraklion, 5 km west of the capital, on the northern coast of the prefecture.It has soft golden sand and crystal-clear waters and proposes a few facilities. The beach has been awarded with the EU Blue Flag for its clean waters and fine organization. Accommodations can be found in the area as well as many taverns.

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Agapi Beach

4 stars

Fine flowery gardens and the shimmering blue sea make up the setting of Agapi Beach in Heraklion, found in the popular Amoudara. Contemporary rooms, which feature basic amenities, internet, beach towels and satellite TV, are provided, while bungalows and sumptuous suites are also available. Guests ...


Akti Corali

3 keys

Situated right by the sandy beach of Amoudara, Akti Corali is a modern hotel that has been equipped with a swimming pool with sunbeds and a bar among other facilities. For your accommodation, you will discover various room types that have been renovated, including family rooms and rooms with a sea ...


Creta Beach

4 stars

Very close to the city of Heraklion, Crete Beach Hotel & Bungalows in Heraklion, Crete is an ideal site of relaxation, combining the various facilities provided with a deep connection to nature, through the modern, yet traditional looking accommodation. The snack bar offers refreshing drinks to ...


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    Parasailing in Heraklion

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    The best way to enjoy the views to the rocky mountains of Crete is by parasailing! Your adventure starts at Ammoudara beach, 7 km from the centre of Heraklion. There you will meet your instructors who have 40 years of experience and will take you to the skies, over the blue waters of Heraklion. Parasailing is a fun activity easily accessible to everyone who's looking for fun in Crete.

    10 minutes Map
    from € 60.00
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  • Hop on Hop off Bus Sightseeing Tour

    Category: Hop On Hop Off
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    Discover the history and architecture of Heraklion and admire the views from the top of a double-decker hop-on-hop-off bus with a ticket valid for 48 hours.

    2 days Map
    from € 20.00
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  • Snorkeling Boat Safari in Heraklion

    Category: Snorkeling
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    Get on board and enjoy a relaxed day of boat safari in the Heraklion bay. Take a closer look at the magnificent Cretan beaches while enjoying a drink and lunch on the boat. The boat safaris are accessible to everyone who wishes to enjoy a day swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Crete. Give it a try and become a captain for a day!

    5 hours Map
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2 Reviews
  • Jarka 25 Aug 2021
    Average beach
    The beach is very long so perhaps we chose a bad spot, but the experience was not the best one.
    The sunbeds are lined in a few rows close to each other so it can get quite crowded and feel very touristy.
    You can use a pair of sunbeds with an umbrella when you buy some drink from a bar which supplies them.
    The beach is not protected from the wind.
  • usa77trs 26 Jan 2009
    Beach parties all night
    Amoudara is a beach very close to Heraklion, just past the stadium of the city. It is actually a tourist resort withy a large 5km beach and a waterfront with tourist shops, bars and restaurants. Most bars are actually cafeterias with loud music, not clubs. The beach has umbrellas and it is better to go in the evening, when families and kids leave and youngsters remain to start their beach parties.