Amoudara : Accommodation Only
Fringing the Crete capital of Heraklion, lively, modern Amoudara sits on one of the island's finest sandy beaches - stellar golden sands that extend for three miles and slope gently into the enticing Mediterranean. The clean, sparkling waters are perfect for swimming, the sands soft underfoot and there's a tempting range of watersports providing refreshing antidotes to your sunbathing sessions. Just behind the beach, a huge choice of tavernas and restaurants cater for Amoudara's European visitors, and there's a good variety of shops, together with late-night bars and dancespots for lively evenings out. Exploring Crete's fabulous antiquities and interior is also easy from here. Head for Heraklion to tour its fabulous archeological museum or catch its regular buses out to the spectacular Minoan palace at Knossos, atmospheric Chania and Crete's many classical treasures, monasteries and hidden villages.