Amomudar is essentially a suburb of Heraklion. The airport is about 10 km away. Opinions about the rest at this resort are very contradictory. It’s all about uneven flows that bring warm and cold tides to coastal waters. Because of this volatility, conflicts often arise with hotels that are supposedly built on the shore with a cold current. All this is not so and hotels have nothing to do with natural manifestations. On the contrary, resort complexes offer excellent conditions for living, a lot of individual services, SPA and entertainment. The rating includes the 11 best of them.
Five-star hotel is built on the first coastline. The main concept of his work is environmental orientation and unprecedented cleanliness. This is noticeable even in small things – wooden sun loungers, wicker furniture on the outdoor terrace of the restaurant, daily cleaning of the pools by robots, luxurious gardens throughout the complex. All 334 rooms are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable life. According to the level of comfort, they are divided into standard, family rooms, bungalows and types of suites. The conditions are convenient for people with disabilities to stay in the hotel. The main feature is a large spa center with a fitness room, a steam bath, a sauna and treatment rooms, in which guests are offered about 50 wellness programs. Meals are available on the menu and on the system “All inclusive”. For children there are playgrounds, a club, two swimming pools.
“Of the advantages I can note the location and proximity to the sea. The hotel itself is a bit outdated, but I think the owners are aware of this too and will take action. The staff is friendly. For breakfast it would be nice to add more fruit” Amit, Sweden
Hotels in Amo dara mainly have a comfort level of 4 stars. Hotel Amounda Bay was built in 1998. Most recently, the owners carried out a complete reconstruction, after which the complex received a 4th star. It is open seasonally from April to October. The fund includes 108 standard rooms with balconies. In the morning, a continental breakfast is served in the buffet. A bonus for all guests is a free round-the-clock room service (cleaning, change of linen and towels), food / drink delivery can be paid. In the yard there is a paid parking, in the hotel building there is a souvenir shop. As entertainment, an outdoor swimming pool, volleyball court, table tennis, children’s play area are offered. The beach is 250 metres away.
“The road to the beach runs down a street with different shops. There are also taverns and cafes. If you need excursions, it is better to hire a private guide from the locals. They know more and take less money” Yevheniia, Ukraine
The 4-star resort offers all-inclusive service. The complex has its own traditions (opened in 1979), which is very appreciated by some categories of tourists. For guests to stay, there are 319 rooms in two main buildings and a resort village with beach bungalows. On the territory there are 3 swimming pools, tennis court, fitness center, billiard room, SPA center. The concept of reception of vacationers includes acquaintance with national traditions and culture. A Greek breakfast is served in the morning, and every evening the restaurants hold themed dinners with the invitation of Greek artists. Here you can learn how to cook Cretan dishes, dance sirtaki, understand the intricacies of winemaking. For children there are all conditions for rest and development (club, animators, games).
“Great location – just 50 meters from the beach. The food system included in the price fully met expectations. We will be glad to come back here again” Dmitry
150 comfortable rooms and bungalows await guests at this 4-star hotel. It is next to the village’s large shopping area, while the beach is less than 100 metres away. The good location is the main reason why both beach lovers and tourists-travelers to places of interest stay here. The main restaurant offers a shared breakfast in the morning, then serves an à la carte menu. For children, the hotel has a private swimming pool, a games club. The entertainment team conducts daytime and evening entertainment.
“Nice family run hotel, quiet, peaceful, no big crowds. Across the street there is a car rental office, so at any time you can go on a trip around the island. Very convenient» Sergey
The owners of the 4-star hotel have focused on creating a unique atmosphere of accommodation. They offer much more than just a room. It is a place full of sun, positive energy, peace and joy. This Cretan housing rejuvenates. Maximum comfort, elegant luxury and modern design are combined with direct access to the pool, creating ideal conditions for rest and relaxation. To create individual comfort, a wide selection of pillows is offered here. Food and drinks can be ordered in the room at any time of the day. The main restaurant is located in a residential building on the ground floor. A continental breakfast is served daily. The beach is 300 metres away.
“We enjoyed the rest to the fullest. The food is delicious, the beds are comfortable, the staff is friendly. There is a children’s playground, several swimming pools, a nice tavern with a large selection of dishes” Karen, Switzerland
The hotel with a level of comfort of 4 stars serves on the system “All inclusive”. The fund consists of 135 rooms. They are tastefully decorated and well equipped to meet the needs of both couples and families. Here you can lie on a sun lounger under the sun, relax in the pool or discover the far stretching sandy beach of Ammoudara, a unique place for windsurfing or kiteboarding. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Swedish line. Snacks can be found at the beach and pool bars. An entertainment area with playgrounds and sports grounds is located near the main pool. The entertainment team conducts daytime and evening programs with guests.
“Those who come here on vacation should take into account that the beach is public. The rest is 100% honest all inclusive, clean rooms, amazing staff and fun animation” Anastasia
On the beach of Amomudar, awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness and ecology, there is a 4-star hotel for adults. 148 rooms of eight comfort levels are waiting for guests from April to October. They offer five seasonal swimming pools, a restaurant with an open kitchen, a panoramic terrace, a garden, free parking. Room service is available from 10 a.m. to one o’clock in the morning. A buffet breakfast is served from 7 to 10 a.m. in the dining room of the main restaurant. Experienced instructors conduct yoga classes on the sandy beach during sunrise, Pilates and stretching exercises at the new outdoor fitness center. Greek folk dance and bouzouke lessons are available.
“Chic, new, stylish hotel perfect for relaxing alone or with a couple. The accommodation can include not only breakfast, but also dinner. It is convenient, and the kitchen of the chief chef will not disappoint. Please note that all drinks at dinner are served for a fee” Nitsan, Belgium
Near the beach of Amoumara (40 meters) is a complex of luxury suites of premium class with exceptional service Enorme Teatro Beach. A private pick-up service from Heraklion Airport can be arranged for all guests. In the room they will find a full mini-bar, Espresso machine, mineral water and the opportunity to order breakfasts, lunches and dinners from the menu, without leaving the created comfort zone. To call a caring staff and a helpful waiter, just press a button. The beach area is equipped with soft sun loungers, umbrellas, a system for calling staff. The beach bar serves signature cocktails, gourmet snacks and hookahs. Perhaps soon hotels with a level of 5 stars will be replenished with another brother in the form of these former apartments.
“Great place! As far as I know, there used to be regular apartments. Now it is a luxurious recreation area next to the main beach of the resort. The owners have provided all the possibilities in order to make the vacation of their guests unique. Respect!”
The 4-star hotel relies on family holidays with children. The main reason to settle here is to have your own water park. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are modern water attractions, a lounge area, several swimming pools. Always at guests’ disposal – conditions for sports and fitness (inventory, equipment rental, instructors). For children, a playroom is open, where a child from 4 to 12 years old can be left for some time under the supervision of a specialist. Evening show programs are regularly held with the participation of guest artists and a team of animators. The spa offers wellness programs for beauty and recovery. On the territory of the hotel there are three restaurants, five bars, a coffee shop and a wine cellar. A shared breakfast is served in the morning.
“Very nice hotel with water park. The water park consists of 3 sections, for infants, for children from 3-4 years and adults. It is important to know that the water park and the main pool along with all the restaurants with snacks and drinks are located in different parts of the hotel, so you will not be able to have a quick snack or drink if your child is hungry. You can always book a car rental at reception» Maryna, Netherlands
Comfortable hotel 4 stars is built on the second coastline. The beach is about 200 metres away. Sun beds and parasols on the beach can be rented for an additional fee. For guests’ stay there are 158 rooms in the main building and 52 bungalows. The complex is open from March to October. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch buffet style. Traditional Greek lunches and drinks can be enjoyed at the three bars. There are many taverns nearby, where you can have fun and spend the evening inexpensively. On the territory there are adult and children’s pools, there is a SPA, a tennis court, sports and playgrounds. Free internet is only available in public places.
“It’s very nice but very noisy. The animators are French, and the hotel itself is more focused on the French public. Young families will like it, adults will most likely not be comfortable” Hani, France
The villas and apartments are 2 km from Amo dara’s main beach. The hosts offer guests comfortable living conditions in a calm and quiet atmosphere of private accommodation. Each villa has a kitchen, a swimming pool and an equipped sun terrace. Parking is free, located in the yard. It is best to come here by car. So it will be more convenient to get to the beach, retail outlets or go on a trip around the island. Guests of the hotel can take barbecue equipment at any time and cook dishes on the coals. The surrounding area is ideal for hiking.
“Everything here is thought out at the highest level – cleanliness, location with beautiful views, friendly attitude, swimming pool, parking. At night, however, dogs bark, but we ourselves decided to relax in nature))» Youwin, France
In Amo dar you can find hotels that will fully meet the needs of vacationers. Those looking for privacy and peace should consider “Enorme Lifestyle Beach (Adults Only) or “Marinas Villas”. For families with children, all-inclusive hotels are more suitable, or they can stay in the Atlantica Akti Zeus Hotel with its own water attraction area.