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Ammoudara Beach

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #18 of 33 Attractions in Heraklion
Type: Beaches
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Two euros on bus number 6 from Heraklion gets you to a number of footpaths leading to the sea at Amoudara, which is an area rather than a destination. Get off the bus just after Creta Beach resort and look for the LOTOS sign. We found Lotos Taverna the best bet for food and drink and sun loungers. There was... More

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Crete, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Ammoudara beach is also next to Agios Nikolaos ...more clean and cosi place!!There are also very nice restaurants and hotels

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Dhaka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is considered as the city beach for Heraklion with easy access by bus. The area has lots of restaurants, souvenir shops, shopping centres etc. as well as cineplex to keep you occupied

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limnos greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

huge beach with so many beach bar and hotels the best is heaven beach bar the only promlem is that is always windy on the beach and there are big waves that little kids cannot deal with them safely

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Avoid this place like the plague. Unless you like hot sand, warm saltwater, cool breezes, bright sun, and total enjoyment.

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Excellent sandy beach ideal for walking. Great for adults and children. Snorkelling off the beach on the reef about 50m out

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Rehovot, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice beach. Very touristic. Amnisos beach is better. The water is clean and have a beautiful color. There is nothing else to do in the area.

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Ammoudara beach (close to Heraklion = 8 km from the city center) is never full. The beach is clean and has a few good restaurants along it. The sea is mostly very calm In the morning and starts to give some waves after 11 O'clock. Nice to swim and jump into the blue water. Chairs and umbrellas are for free... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Unfortunately, the beach all along this area is taken up with sunbeds and umbrellas almost right down to the shoreline. This alongside noisy, loud music from the many bars made it definitely not for us. If you want a quiet stroll along the beach listening to the waves gently lap the shore, then find somewhere else. You can't even walk... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Really enjoyed the beach, it wasn't very crowded and we could have a free sunbed if we buy a drink. From Heraklion centre its around 5km I think, paid 12 euros for the taxi, so not bad. Although don't recommend buying food there. Most of it didn't taste nice, was microwaved and frozen. Drinks didn't impress either.

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