Amoudara Crete - A popular resort on the longest beach of Heraklion
Amoudara in Crete, is one of the most popular north coast resorts some 5 km west of Heraklion. Almost a continuation of Heraklion, Amoudara features the longest beach (5 km) in the prefecture and is perfect for sun seekers and sports enthusiasts.
The resort was especially developed for tourism with a long stretch of roadside hotels and apartments, gift shops, cafes, restaurants, of all price ranges.
The area bustles with life during summertime as hundreds of tourists choose to spend their vacation in Amoudara. The resort provides all the amenities of a modern city, due to its proximity to Heraklion and has something to offer for most age groups and holiday styles.
Thus visitors will find everything they need; there is a large selection of traditional taverns, serving delicious dishes, cafes, shops, jewellery stores, and a good choice of bars and nightclubs for a fabulous nightlife though discos are modest in comparison with places like Mallia.
The main attraction of Amoudara is its superb beach with miles of good sand, popular with both locals and holiday makers. Amoudara beach has an EU blue flag in recognition of its clean water and water sports are a popular activity, with windsurfing being a particular favourite.
The location of the resort means it is an ideal base for exploring to the east and west of the island and also to the south. In the vicinity of Ammoudara are the village of Gazi, the archaeological site of Tylissos, the University of Crete and the Foundation for Research & Technology, the University general hospital and the village of Rogdia.
How to get there:
There are regular public buses from and to Heraklion, operating from early in the morning to late into the evening on a half hourly basis (15-20 min journey).