at 0km (N) from Ammoudara
Ammoudara (GR: Αμμουδάρα) is four kilometre long sandy beach that stretches from the west end of Heraklion to Linoperamata near the village of Gazi. The sand is fine and blond and extends several metres to the land and the sea is clear and safe. The predominant winds during the summertime are N, N-W usually "meltemi" that get more fresh at the western end of the beach, where the windsurf school is located. Along the shore there are hotels, some of them very large complexes, taverns, restaurants, bars, cafes etc that offer umbrellas and sun-beds on the beach. There are also lifeguards in some spots. The area in general is touristic and offers a full range of facilities, among them the modern multiplex "Technopolis" with cinema and an open-air theater.
at 0.3km (W) from Ammoudara
Aptera Beach hotel is situated right on the beach of Amoudara, yet not far from the shops and nightlife, in the west coast of Heraklio. All rooms have balcony with a view to the sea, bathroom, telephone, and an electric fan. In addition, a satellite TV, safe and a fridge can also be provided with an extra cost. Guests with laptops may make advantage of the free wireless internet access that is available in public areas of the hotel. Also available are other facilities, including the hotel’s restaurant, bar and snack bar. On the beach there are parasols and sun beds. Hotel Rooms: 20
at 0.4km (SW) from Ammoudara
Gorgona is a family run hotel that offer all the modern amenities. It has its own swimming pool, and is surrounded by its own gardens with lush tropical vegetation, that spread on 5000 sq. meters. There is also a lounge with TV, bar, restaurant, reception, pool bar and a large private parking area. The 39 rooms have their own balconies, private bath, central heating, air conditioning, TV, radio, refrigerator, telephone and safe box. Sandy beach is only 200m away. Open all year round
at 0.5km (SE) from Ammoudara
Creta Beach is 4-star resort hotel offering spacious accommodation and great facilities on the 9km white sandy beach of Ammoudara; Heraklion is 5km away. This busy hotel has a great selection of guest accommodation on offer. Choose between the standard guest rooms, all with sea-facing balconies or the pretty bungalows which are situated in the hotel’s gardens. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served buffet style each morning. The sea view restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner and offers a great selection of Greek and international food. Leisure facilities at the hotel include a large swimming pool and sun-bathing area, tennis courts and beach volleyball. There is also evening entertainment. For children, there is a separate swimming pool area and a mini-club. The Creta Beach Hotel is well-positioned for exploring the surrounding area. There are many shops, tavernas and bars within walking distance. Hotel Rooms: 150
at 0.6km (W) from Ammoudara
Located 40 metres from the beach of Ammoudara in Crete, Antonis Rooms features self-catered accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a private balcony. Breakfast is served in the garden’s dining area or in the rooms. Rooms are equipped with a TV and air conditioning and overlook the garden or the Cretan Sea. Each has a kitchenette with a fridge and a microwave oven. All units have a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Coffee and drinks are served at the bar and there are BBQ facilities in the courtyard. The centre of Heraklion is within 4 km from the Antonis. Shops, Cretan taverns and cafés are just 300 metres away. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can offer information on the ancient site of Knossos at 9 km. Free private parking is possible on site. Hotel Rooms: 20
at 0.8km (SE) from Ammoudara
The Hotel Australia is situated in the quiet seaside resort of Amoudara, Heraklion, Crete, just 300 meters from the 6 km-long sandy beach. A swimming pool with free sun beds to relax on are provided. Rooms at the family-run hotel offer balcony with views of the pool or the sea. Satellite TV is included. Guests can enjoy a snack from the bar or a hot or cold drink. Cold meals are available throughout the day. A games room, playground and Wi-Fi access will keep you entertained. Australia Hotel is about 6 Km away from Heraklion's International Airport and 5km from the main town Heraklion. Hotel Rooms: 28
at 1.1km (E) from Ammoudara
The Mareblue Resort is situated along a 9 km sandy beach in Ammoudara. Just 11 km from Heraklion Airport and 6 km from the city centre, it offers rooms with pool or sea views, and a buffet restaurant. A variety of elegant rooms with tasteful furnishings are on offer at the Mareblue Neptuno. All come with a tea/coffee maker. The all-inclusive Mareblue Neptuno Beach Resort offers a snack bar and pool bar offering wide range of snacks and drinks, operating almost all day long. Deck chairs and umbrellas by the pool and the beach are free of charge. The Mareblue offers a great range of activities and sports including table tennis, badminton, volley and aerobics. An entertainment area is situated near the pool bar, next to the swimming pool. The animation team provides a full day and evening programme for adults and children. Hotel Rooms: 111, Hotel Chain: Mareblue Hotels.
at 1.5km (E) from Ammoudara
Just 3 km from Heraklion and only 10 metres from Amoudara sandy beach, Akti Corali Hotel features a large outdoor pool with sun beds and umbrellas. All rooms are air conditioned. The bright and airy rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with sea and pool views. In-room media includes a 23-inch LCD TV, and direct dial telephone with free Wi-Fi access. Guests can relax by the poolside and enjoy refreshing drinks or a filling snack from the bar. A shallow pool for children is also available. Akti Corali Hotel is only 6 km from Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport. Free parking is available at the hotel, and guests can hire vehicles through reception. Hotel Rooms: 32
at 2.8km (E) from Ammoudara
Capacity: 26,240 (seated)- Location: The stadium is located in Heraklion (also: Iraklio) 3 km west of the city centre (at Lido beach)... The building began 15 years ago and the 2004 Olympic Games proved to be the golden opportunity for the Pancretan, as the Athens Organising Committee named it as one of the venues of the football tournament. It was inaugurated on 31 March 2004, when it hosted an international friendly match between the National teams of Greece and Switzerland. The stadium is currently the second largest stadium of the country. The stadium is actually part of a sports complex. A training ground with an 8-lane athletics track, Lido Indoor Hall, and a swimming pool are located right next to the Pancretan Stadium.
at 3.3km (SE) from Ammoudara
The TEI, located on the beautiful island of Crete, was founded in 1983 in order to provide Higher Technical Education to the students of Greece. Since then it has expanded and developed considerably, and now comprises the Schools of Applied Technology (also in Chania and Rethimno) Health & Welfare Services Management & Economics (also in Agio Nikolao and Ierapetra) and Agricultural Technology assisted by he Departments of General Sciences, Foreign Languages and Physical Education. Students at the TEI follow courses for 4 years including lectures and practical work in laboratories. In addition, they complete a work placement and dissertation before graduating. Education at the TEI offers up to date training in technological subjects and prepares students to develop into skilled, responsible and qualified members of society. With a permanent teaching staff of 200 and approximately 10.000 students the TEI of Heraklion is a thriving academic community with an extensive library, student halls of residence, sport facilities and a health center. P.O. Box 1939 IRAKLIO, Crete, Greece, GR 710 04 Tel: Fax: +30 281 0379328 http://www.teicrete.gr