Ammoudara, is one of the most popular north coast resorts of Crete, some 5 km west of Heraklion. Almost a continuation of Heraklion, Ammoudara features the longest beach (5 km) in the prefecture and is perfect for sun seekers and sports enthusiasts.The resort was especially developed for tourism with a long stretch of roadside hotels, apartments, villas to rent, gift shops, cafes, restaurants, of all price ranges. The area bustles with life during summertime as hundreds of tourists pick Amoudara for their vacations. The resort provides all the amenities of a modern city, due to its proximity to Heraklion and has something to offer for most age groups and holiday styles. The main attraction of Ammoudara is its superb beach with miles of good sand, popular with both locals and holiday makers. Ammoudara beach has an EU blue flag in recognition of its clean water and water sports are a popular activity, with windsurfing being a particular favourite.