If you are staying in Heraklion, make sure you don't miss out on visiting Ammoudara Beach. This seven-kilometer-long stretch of golden sand is only a five-minute drive from the Old City and the best beach in the area.
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Owing to its incredible length, this is an ideal beach for those who enjoy beach walking. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for rent.
This beach is windy most of the time, so it attracts a variety of wind sport enthusiasts, including kiteboarders and windsurfers. A kiteboarding school is located here should you wish to give the sport a try.
Parking and access are easy, restaurants and shops are nearby and have everything a beachgoer would need.
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