Ammoudara Beach, Heraklion

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  • If there is a place where not to go in Crete it is of Ammoudara. This area of the beach of the capital Heraklion represents everything there is worst and ugliest in mass tourism. Yet it is always full, years after years, and some tourists are very happy with their stay even in these horrible hotels all inclusive which is distance along the main street along the beach. The reason: the cheapest stays of Crete. And for good reason:-hotels keep mentioning the presence of a horrible and gigantic factory electric on the beach on their sites. This one is supplied in oil and gas by big boats on the beach. Smells of gas and ongoing pollution, not to mention the horrible view on her funnels for tenants happy beach hotels... the sea is Brown and sticky. -Ammoudara the central position on the island isn't really a more: either you pay very expensive since the hotel excursions, or you will rent a car but wait you do many kilometres to find the real wonders of Crete, because the island is very large - the area is very noisy: along the street is distance bars to tourists, restaurants , souvenir shops open until very late at night, tourists drunks coming home in the morning parade of cars to tourists etc... -prices: everything is 25-50% more expensive than in the rest of crete, even compared to other places very tourist like Rethymno and Chania. In short, don't be tempted by oes attractive prices: the Ridge offers really paradisiac places and excellent cheap everywhere except in Ammoudara. Opt instead for Rethymno or Matala, see Chania.
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  • We went there after reading mixed reviews on TripAdvisor but we were pleasantly surprised, the beach was really good and we enjoyed spending time there as family, so much that it was difficult to get ...  more »
  • Pro rated does not say something. Many umbrellas. Little free space w. Access to toilets. allaxieres. But what is this showers. Not working says in 40 meters alone mean in your room.
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Heraklion serves as a convenient base for exploring Crete and draws big crowds with its centrally located hotels, which offer free Wi-Fi, secure parking, private swimming pools, and fitness facilities. Although pricey, staying in the city center also keeps you near the area's top shopping, dining, and entertainment. If you don't mind driving to shops and restaurants, explore the mid-range hotels and small inns farther away from the busy coastline, where you can choose a budget-friendly room with sea views and easy access to quiet beaches.
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