Ammoudi beach (Agios Nikolaos)

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Ammoudi is located just 1km north of Agios Nikolaos city centre, in a large and well protected bay. It is a small sandy beach with shallow waters, which is preferred both by locals and visitors. It is hidden among large tamarisk trees and picturesque buildings, offering many options for accommodation and eating around. The beach has also water sport facilities.

A few yards south of Ammoudi, next to the coastal street of Akti Koundourou leading to Lake Voulismeni you will find a small artificial beach with sand. The beach of
Akti Koundourou
 Street is formed between two concrete piers. It is well organized with umbrellas and water sports, while it hosts a diving school.

North of Ammoudi, a small walkway leads to an adjacent hotel and then at the Early Byzantine Chapel of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of the Greek sailors, which has given its name to the entire city (Agios Nikolaos means Saint Nicholas in Greek). The chapel was built on the edge of Cape Nissi by Katholiko beach, after the seventh century and is one of the oldest ones in Crete. The view to the city and the bay of Mirabello is amazing. Originally the church had no iconed frescoes (because it was built in the period of iconoclasm) and was decorated with nice geometric and vegetal patterns. Later, after the earthquake of 1303, the church was repaired and decorated with frescoes with Saint’s icons, which constitute the second fresco layer.

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Symbol Explanation

Water Color

 Turquoise Water Color

 Deep Blue Water Color

 Normal Blue Water Color

 Green-Blue Water Color

 

Beach Style

 White Sand

 Normal Sand

 Coarse Sand

 Pebbles

 Rocks

Wave Style

 Flat Surface

 Small Waves

 Normal Waves

 Large Waves

 

Water Depth

 Shallow Beach

 Normal Depth

 Deep Water

 

Crowd Information

 Secluded / Quiet Beach

 Normal Crowds

 Crowded Beach

 

Water Temperature

 Very Cool

 Cool

 Normal

 Warm

Facilities

 Accommodation nearby

 Food / Water nearby

 Umbrellas / Sunbeds

 Water Sports

 Lifeguard

 Showers

 Blue Flag

Miscellaneous

 Nudism Friendly Beach

 Palm Trees

 Camping Friendly Beach

 Suggested for Snorkelling

 Natural shade (cave, trees, etc.)

 Sea Turtle nesting

 

Access

 Public Transport

 Car Access

 Dirt Track

 Access by boat

 Trekking required

 Handicap friendly