Getting to Ammoudara, Heraklion

by Rose

Hi there,

Do you recommend Georgia Hotel as being near Heraklion beach?

Is the accommodation suitable for two elderly ladies?

Is it a swimming beach?

How do you get to this accommodation from the airport?

Is there a public bus or shuttle?



Getting to Ammoudara Beach by Local Bus

Hi Rose,

Yes you mean the Georgia Hotel, yes it will be suitable for you, request for ground floor rooms will be best. It is a small set of three storey apartments with a pretty garden and a pool just metres from the beach. It is a family hotel with Georgia and Dimitris ready to look after you.

Yes, Ammoudara Beach is a good swimming beach. The taxi from the airport to here is very short and best for you to take, only 9 km, approx. €23 if you pick up a taxi from the stand at the airport.

You can pre-book a taxi or shuttle bus for peace of mind.

Online pre-booking transfer...

When you enter this website, you can put in your arrival airport (Heraklion) and search for your destination (Georgia Hotel) and it will show up as Georgia Hotel Amoudara. Then you can put in the number of passengers, the date and time of your arrival to get an exact price. In June (which is high season) it seems to be about €25 one way.

Local Buses
The first bus option is to take the local bus from across the road from the airport on Leoforos Ikarou, take the "No. 6 Bus Amnissos - Ammoudara". This bus will take you all the way, just ask the driver to drop you near to Hotel Georgia, which is at 10 Vargias St, Ammoudara. It is very close to Andrea Papandreou Avenue, where the bus travels, and the stop is called "Andrea Papandreou 87".

The other bus transport option with the local bus is to take the "No. 15 Airport – Foinikia" to the Bus Station A in Heraklion (by the port), then take No. 6 from there to Ammoudara. Prices are €1.10 or €1.50 or €5 per day. Buy tickets at the periptero or kiosk before boarding.

See website: for Heraklion City buses

More on Crete local buses here...

More info on Heraklion Airport here...

More info on Getting Around in Crete here...

See the info on booking a hire car here...

Agia Pelagia is a nice seaside village with many pretty coves, perhaps nice to visit from Ammoudara...

To get to Knossos Minoan Palace site, which is 5 km to the south-east of Heraklion town, you can also take the local bus No.2 Knossos. We suggest it is best to take this from 25 August St, near the Liondaria fountain in the centre of Heraklion.

Enjoy your stay at Ammoudara, (the region is also known as Gazi), and Heraklion Crete.

Kalo Taxidi! Bon Voyage!

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