Amazing Amoudara holidays
Amoudara is a great choice for your Crete holiday if you’re looking for beautiful weather, scenic landscapes and a great range of attractions and things to do. It’s no surprise with a name that means ‘huge sand’ that Amoudara’s main attractions is its gorgeous beach, with golden sands that extend into the distance as far as the eye can see. The sun-drenched shores slower descend into the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea and it’s been awarded a European Union Blue Flag Award thanks to its exceptional beauty and cleanliness. Whether you want to spend your holiday in Amoudara lounging on the beach, exploring the local shops and street markets for bargains and souvenirs, or tasting the best of Greek cuisine, Amoudara has something for everybody. With a prime coastal location to the west of the capital city of Heraklion, Amoudara makes an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the picturesque island of Crete.
Why book Amoudara holidays
Discover the best beaches
Enjoy a 6km beach lined with bars... you can easily spend the whole day here
Sample the local food
Stop off at a taverna for freshly caught seafood with a side of sea views
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Amoudara's nightlife is chilled and great for families, for a livelier night out, head to Heraklion
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Your guide to Amoudara holidays
The main attraction in Amoudara is, without a doubt, the wonderful beach. Here you can experience all types of watersports including swimming and windsurfing, making this one of the most popular activities in the area. The main attractions in the nearby area include day trips to the archaeological museum in the capital Heraklion, or the Minoan Palace at Knossos. As Amoudara is perfect as a base from which to explore Crete, the region’s most popular attractions usually involve day trips, for example to the island of Spinalonga, an excursion to see the beautiful Venetian architecture at Chania, the Ottoman-inspired Rethymnon and an Allied War cemetery and several Minoan places of interest at Souda Bay. Other nearby villages include Rogdia, Gazi and Archanes, which has been restored with paved walkways into picturesque courtyards, and plenty of great little cafes and authentic tavernas.
Amoudara Beach is situated to the west of the capital city, Heraklion, and has been awarded with a European Union Blue Flag Award thanks to its beauty and clean waters. The area nearby is highly developed with plenty of resorts and hotels scattered throughout, ensuring there are always plenty of good facilities. One of the best things about Amoudara is the beach and its beachside amenities means you’ve got everything you need for a great day at the beach close at hand. From parasols to loungers, towels to refreshing drinks, everything you need for the beach is easy to get hold of. As the name Amoudara means ‘huge sand’ in Greek, you’ll expect a big beach, but nothing quite prepares you for your first glimpse of the landscape from the sand, extending out far into the distance.
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