Hotel Stork is located in Ammoudara, 8km west of the city of Heraklion on Crete, very close to the wetland of Almiros. The vast long beachfront of the area starts 1km west of the center of Heraklion and reaches the mouth of the river Almiros, 7km on the west. Ammoudara is today a suburb of Heraklion, with thousands of visitors every year, mainly because of the nice beach.
The beach has fine brownish sand and offers options for everyone’s preferences, from those who like crowded places to those who want to stay secluded. Along the coast there are organized beaches with sunbeds, umbrellas, beach bars, lifeguard, showers, changing rooms, water sports and whatever you can imagine. At the mouth of the river Almiros you will find the windsurfing club of Heraklion.
At night, the center of Ammoudara (6km west of Heraklion, 200m from the hotel) bustles with life as the area is full of choices for entertainment. You'll find several restaurants, cafes, bars, night clubs, cinemas etc. prefered both by locals and tourists.
The surrounding area is wonderful. You can visit the spring of Almyros river, which offers the greatest amount of water in Crete and forms the largest habitat in the area. Nearby, there is the gorge of Almiros, which is very easy to walk. You could walk till the top of Stroumboulas mountain, the volcano-like mount of Heraklion. Of course, the close proximity to the highway connecting Heraklion with the rest of the island will make the exploration of Crete easier. You can find a full guide for Crete sightseeing and its beaches here.
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