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Ammoudara beach – Lasithi

Location

Ammoudara beach (i.e “long sandy beach”) is situated 4km south of Agios Nikolaos town, on the road leading to Ierapetra and Sitia.
Ammoudara is one of the most popular beaches in the area.

Characteristics

Access By: Car/bus Handicapped accessible: Yes
Blue Flag: Yes Beach Type: Sand
Depth: Shallow Temperature: Warm
Organised: Yes Crowded: Yes
Windy: No Family-friendly: Yes

Facilities

Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, parking, cafe, snack, beach bars, restaurants, tavernas, accommodation, mini markets.

Notes

Ammoudara beach lies in front of the homonymous settlement which has become a popular tourist destination.
Since the beach isn’t very long, it can get crowded during the busy months of July and August.
Ammoudara has light brown sand and shallow waters, ideal for families with small children and is well protected from the western winds.

How to get to Ammoudara

Ammoudara is accessible with frequent public buses from Agios Nikolaos and Ieraptera and by rented cars and motorbikes.
If you choose to drive from either Sitia or Agios Nikolaos, take the coastal national road.
The beach is just off road.

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