Amnissos beach is located 8-9 km east of Heraklion, the capital of Crete. The distance to the international airport is 2-3 km.
The beach in general
Amnissos is an almost 1 km long sand beach and a popular attraction among the inhabitants and tourists in Heraklion.
The sand is bright and fine-grained. In contrast to the neighbouring beach, Karteros, there are hardly no rocks in the sand or along the waterline. The water is clear.
The beach has four sections with sun lounges and sunshades for rent. You can park right next to the beach.
Lovely soft sand and usually lots of room to play. On days with wind from the north, there are often waves, and then you should be extra careful with the small children.
During the high season, there is a varied selection of water sports activities. Outside of the high season, there are no water sports activities.
There are a few restaurants by the beach, but they are not as nice as the ones at Karteros.
Nearby holiday resorts
Amnissos is not an actual holiday resort, but right next to the beach, you will find the 4-star hotel Aks Minoa Palace.
There are no shops nearby, but there are buses to the capital, Heraklion, several times a day.