Just a five mile drive from Heraklion lies the lovely resort of Amoudara. With five kilometres of Blue Flag sandy beach, you'll be sure to find a space where you can sit, relax and enjoy the warm Aegean breeze.
On the beach
Water sports including jet skiing, kite surfing and water skiing are all available here for those who want to get the adrenaline pumping. On the other hand, if you just want to relax and swim in the tranquil waters, or maybe enjoy a cold beer at one of the beach side bars as the sparkling expanse of the Aegean mesmerises you, then a family holiday in Amoudara is sure to deliver whatever you're looking for.
If you want to find something a little quieter, then just jump on a bus and head to nearby Karteros where you can not only enjoy the beach and bathe in the shallow waters but take a tour round the nearby ruins atop the hill of Paleohora. Here lies the ancient town of Amnissos and the nearby cave of Eilithayia. A trip to Greece is never quite complete without exploring its rich historical heritage and Amoudara is well positioned to enable you to do so. There are, of course, ancient ruins and other historical sights just waiting to be explored in nearby Heraklion for holiday makers fascinated by the island's ancient history.
As the sun goes down and after
If you want to end the day's activities in a memorable way before exploring the town's nightlife, then be sure to take a horse ride along the beach to the backdrop of the magnificent sunset.
Exploring the town by night, you'll find eating options are plentiful in Amoudara, whether you're looking for traditional Greek tavernas for a Greek style moussaka and fresh salad replete with delicious feta, or maybe something a little closer to home, you are guaranteed of finding something in Amoudara to satisfy anyone's palate.
Due to its close proximity with Heraklion, Amoudara is the perfect place to base yourself should you want to explore other parts of this beautiful island. Or maybe you want to explore by sea and take a relaxing boat trip around the island and look for some rare marine life as you go.
Whether you're looking for an all inclusive for that ultimate chill out holiday, or maybe a cheap self catering apartment, you're sure to find something to satisfy all requirements and budgets in this delightful part of Greece. Check A1 Travel now for all the best deals on last minute holidays to Crete. There could be a package holiday just waiting to be snapped up that will make the perfect holiday for you and your family this summer.