Ammos actually means sand in Greek, and Ammos Beach is worth of its name, being one of the most popular beaches in all of Crete. Located on the south side of Agios Nikolaos, this stretch of sand is a beautiful shade of white.
The sea is a crystal-clear colour of blue. The water is also shallow and very calm, making it the perfect place for families to bring their children to take a dip in the ocean. water sports also prove popular at Ammos Beach. The beach itself is lined with dainty umbrellas and sunbeds for those who aren’t so keen on getting their feet wet and wish to relax in the magnificent Greek sun.
The beach stretches for a considerable length, beginning by the city’s marina, which allows you to watch the local boats pulling into the bay. This end of the beach is also handy for a range of bars and restaurants.