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Brilliantly located beachside hub

You won’t get bored here, with all the water sports you can imagine, from kitesurfing to stand-up paddle boarding, plus boat trips, ancient ruins and hundreds of mountain trails.

Your Amoudara questions, answered

Amoudara is well located for exploring the island, so make the most of it by renting your own car – there are various hire companies available.

Just a short distance from Amoudara, the vast Almirou Potamou-Keris national park offers plenty of excellent hiking and sightseeing – including a beautiful lake and gorge.

There are plenty of shopping options, both here and in Heraklion. Shopping in Amoudara ranges from supermarkets and bakeries to stores selling clothes, jewellery and local produce.

Best things to do in Amoudara

Explore the Bronze Age

A place of legend, the remains of the Palace of Knossos, built during the Minoan period, are an incredible sight and just a 20-minute drive from Amoudara.

Party in Heraklion

Crete’s nearby capital has a thriving nightlife scene, with bars and clubs to suit all tastes. So join in and get dancing – it’s just a 15-minute cab ride away.

Take to the water

Embrace the activities at Amoudara’s long, sandy beach by trying your hand at water sports. There are opportunities for jet-skiing, paragliding and much more, including child-friendly options.