Crete / Amoudara

Continent
Europe
Country
Greece
Next Big City
Heraclion
Next Town
Heraclion
 
Type:
Island
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Shop, Repair, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Swimmers
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

The water is flat, rarely a little bit choppy near the shore. Very good for kiteboarding. Nearly no waves deeper in the water.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
May, June, July, August, September

Beach is sandy and wide. There is a nice large space to launch between windsurfers and swimmers. Not many people.

Wind

Best Months:
July, August
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal, Trade
Best Direction:
NW, NNW
Main Direction:
N, WNW, NW, NNW

Wind is from 5 m/s till 15 m/s. Usual direction: North and Northwest. Best direction: Northwest. The only problem: it could be gusty.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Medium walk

Fly to Athens (Greece) if there are no direct flights to Crete from your country. Than fly to Heraclion (Crete), than with a bus or a taxi it is just some 15 minutes till Amoudara.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

No registration or license needed. No fees. There are some zones for swimmers in front of the hotels, so it would not be recommended to launch and relaunch there, but no other restrictions.

Nightlife

Nightlife is good. A lot of restaurants, shops. The Greek food is very tasty. The party starts late - around 1:00 at night. There are some 3 or 4 dancing clubs, cocktail and chill-out bars.