Ammoudara is a long beach which starts 1km west of the center of Heraklion and reaches the mouth of the river Almyros, 7km on the west. Ammoudara is today a suburb of Heraklion, with thousands of visitors every year, mainly because of the vast beach.
The beach of Amoudara is a long beach with fine brownish sand. It is so long that there are options for everyone’s preferences, from those who like crowded places to those who want to stay secluded. Along the coast there are organized beaches with sunbeds, umbrellas, beach bars, lifeguard, showers, changing rooms, water sports and whatever you can imagine. Ammoudara is well known to windsurfers, due to the intense winds all year round. At night, the center of Ammoudara (6km west of Heraklion) bustles with life as the area is full of choices for entertainment.