Ammoudi beaches (Dragon's Cave)

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Ammoudi is located 66km southeast of Agios Nikolaos and 29km east of Ierapetra, just next to the road connecting Makrigialos and Goudouras. It's main beach is also called Dragon's Cave, due to a large cave 500m north of the beach and the homonym tavern next to it. There are 2 more secluded coves west of Dragon's Cave beach, both accessed on foot or dirt track.

The beaches are stunning with fine golden sand and are not easily seen from the road. In order to locate the beach, you have to stop when you see the Dragon's Cave tavern and walk the small path towards the sea (for 3'). The area is secluded and is ideal for families. This is not suitable for nudism because locals know this place and come daily with their families. You could however walk to the next small coves on the west, which are more secluded. The beaches are surrounded by high cliffs and smooth white rocks of limestone and the seabed is sandy.

If you don't have a car, you could get the bus connecting Ierapetra with Goudouras, but note that the routes are not frequent. Thus, make sure that you know the exact routes before getting here.

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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



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





 Accommodation nearby

 Food / Water nearby

 Umbrellas / Sunbeds

 Water Sports



 Blue Flag


 Nudism Friendly Beach

 Palm Trees

 Camping Friendly Beach

 Suggested for Snorkelling

 Natural shade (cave, trees, etc.)

 Sea Turtle nesting



 Public Transport

 Car Access

 Dirt Track

 Access by boat

 Trekking required

 Handicap friendly