Our Location

If you are looking for a comfortable and quiet place to stay, the 3-star Gorgona Hotel, located in Ammoudara, 6 km from the city of Heraklion, is the best choice.

It is a family hotel that offers all modern comforts. It has its own swimming pool and is surrounded by gardens with lush tropical vegetation that spread over 5,000 sq.m. There is also a TV lounge, bar, reception, pool bar where snacks and refreshments are served and a large private car park.

The beautiful sandy beach – awarded every year with a blue flag – is only 150 meters away and offers water sports, sunbeds, umbrellas etc.Finally, there is a regular bus connection to the city every 15 minutes.


What to do in Ammoudara

Ammoudara is a great place to spend a relaxing holiday in Crete. Most people choose the area because although it’s super close to the capital, it’s still rather far so as to avoid the buzzing city atmosphere.Just a few kilometers west of Heraklion center, Ammoudara beach is one of the most popular resorts in the area. Since the city of Heraklion actually lacks a good beach next to the city, Ammoudara is the first option that visitors have to check the seaside of Crete upon arrival.

However, Ammoudara won’t disappoint you if you’re looking to do something more than just lazily spending your days on the sand. These are some of the things you can do in the area to liven up you holidays in Crete.


History of Ammoudara

Amoudara is a resort on the island of Crete, which has gained well-deserved popularity due to its proximity to Heraklion and a long sandy beach. There are no historically important sights in Amoudara. But nearby there are many villas for rent and space for independent travelers.

The main attraction of Amoudara is its magnificent beach with all the necessary infrastructure: taverns, hotels, shops, bars. On the one side of the beach there are views of the mountains, on the other – the outlines of Heraklion. There is nothing to see in Amoudara itself, but a lot of interesting things await in the surroundings: this area has an ancient history and preserves the architectural heritage.


About Transportation

Ammoudara is located only 7 km from the center of Heraklion, the capital of Crete, and about 11 km Heraklion Airport.Less than 10 minutes are enough to reach the city center if you’re staying in Ammoudara.Since Ammoudara is truly close to Crete’s main city, Heraklion, there are endless opportunities to enjoy a holiday packed with interesting activities and entertainment.

There’s no secret road to get to Ammoudara, the place is really easy to access from any point in Crete. It’s rather simple to get to Ammoudara with a rental car in Heraklion or from any area of the city center or from Heraklion Airport. The trip never takes less than 10 minutes.


Closer distances:


  • Cafe/Bar –  100 m
  • Beach – 250 m
  • Restaurants – 250 m
  • Local Shops – 250 m
  • Pharmacy – 400 m
  • Historical Μuseum of Crete – 5 km
  • Koules – 6 km
  • Heraklion Port – 7 km
  • Heraklion Airport – 10 km
  • Hospital – 17 km