Amoudara is a huge beach that starts 1km west of Heraklion city center and reaches the mouth of the river Almyros, 7km west.
It is so huge that there are options for everyone, from those who want a lot of people to those who do not want people at all. Along the coast there are organized beach with sun beds, umbrellas, beach bars, lifeguards, showers, locker rooms, and water sports, anything you can imagine. In the evening, the center of the beach (6km west of Heraklion) is full of life, as there are too many options for entertainment.
The surrounding area is lovely, as you can see the source of the river Almyros that offers the largest amount of water in Crete and forms the most important wetland of the region.