Ammoudara (Agios Nikolaos)
Crete | Greece

1. Cold as ICE! December 20, 2010 13:06

Almiros beach is located 2.5km south of Agios Nikolaos and is the most popular beach of the city. It is shaped near the exit of Almiros River, which empties on the south part of the beach. Next to the beach, the protected wetland of Almiros hosts several rare birds, towering eucalyptus trees, reed and palm trees of Theophrastus (such as these in Vai).

The beach is quite long and very well-organized. It is sandy and the water is shallow and usually calm, making it ideal especially for young children. The area has a few canteens, while there are also many options for water sports. The sea water is very cold in some places due to the river that flows all year. On the south side of the beach there are small hotels and apartments.

2. Ammoudara beach in Agios Nikolaos December 20, 2010 13:06

Ammoudara is located 6km east of Agios Nikolaos, on the road connecting Agios Nikolaos to Sitia and Ierapetra. The area is well developed and you can find several hotels and rooms to let, taverns and restaurants.

In front of the touristic settlement, there is a nice sandy beach with turquoise waters. The sea surface is mainly flat, because the beach has easterly orientation. while winds in Crete come mainly from west. The beach is organised with umbrellas, sunbeds and water sports.