Beaches at Ammoudi

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Small Ammoudi is a beach with white sand, crystal clear but cold water and frequented by nudists

A string of bays enclose the beaches of Ammoudaki, Kleisidi and Large Ammoudi (or just Ammoudi). A little further off is Schoinaria.

Small Ammoudi Beach

The westernmost is the smallest of these: with white sand, crystal clear but cold water and frequented by nudists. Though not organized, it does have a café-canteen where you can get umbrellas and sunbeds. When there, the cave at is west end is worth taking a look at.

At the east end there is a way through to Klesidi, a small gap where you can wade through.

Kleisidi Beach

Next door to Ammoudaki is this small beach, with sand and turquoise waters. A feature is the large rock in the centre of the small bay.

One can wade from this to Ammoudaki to the west.

Ammoudi Beach (Large Ammoudi)

Large Ammoudi is better organized than the other two – with umbrellas. Around it are rooms to rent and small tavernas. The coarse white sand will impress you. Appropriately as it is fine for diving (in its green waters), it has a diving School on it.

East of Ammoudi is Schoinaria – a good spot for relaxation and tranquility.

Schoinaria

This is a beautiful beach with sand, small pebbles and blue crystal-clear and deep waters. The luxurious seabed is most suited to diving: here too a diving centre runs both day and nighttime explorations.

Organized as it is, you will find umbrellas, sunbeds and showers, whilst close by is a taverna.

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  • location Ammoudi (Plakias), Aghios Vasileios, Rethymno
  • free camping Yes - in some areas
  • nudism Yes - in some areas
  • beach type Sandy
  • accommodation Yes - some choices
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • other facilities

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Access Info

relevant routes & paths:

Rethymno - Plakias - Frankokastello

Small Ammoudi

Distance: 32 km from Rethymnon, 4 km from Plakias

By road - from Rethymnon: Head towards Rethymnon on the national Highway, and take the exit for Spili. Drive south and after 17 km turn right at the junction leading to Plakias and Preveli. After 500 m you will reach the village of Koxare. The road then leads through the Kourtaliotiko gorge at Asomatos. At the exit of this village, at the junction you meet, turn left and after 2 km you will reach the village of Lefkogia.. Shortly after Lefkogia turn left. After passing by the Megalo Ammoudi and Kleisidi beaches you get to Mikro Ammoudi.
On foot: From the east end of the beach of Damnoni, follow the dirt road that leads to Ammoudaki (distance about 200 meters).

Kleisidi

Distance: 32 km from Rethymnon, 2 km from Plakias.

By car: as to Mikro Ammoudi.
On foot: From the east end of the beach Damnoni, follow the dirt road that leads to Ammoudaki (distance about 200 meters). From there, after wading through the sea, you get to Kleisidi.

Ammoudi (Megalo Ammoudi)

Distance: 32 km from Rethymnon, 4 km from Plakias

By car/motorcycle: Head towards Rethymnon on the national Highway, and take the exit for Spili. Drive south and after 17 km turn right at the junction leading to Plakias and Preveli. After 500 m you will reach the village of Koxare. The road then leads through the Kourtaliotiko gorge at Asomatos. At the exit of this village, at the junction you meet, turn left and after 2 km you will reach the village of Lefkogia.. Shortly after Lefkogia turn left. After a while you reach the Megalo Ammoudi
On foot: From the east end of the beach Damnoni, follow the dirt road that leads to here.

Schoinaria

Distance: 33 km from Rethymnon

By car/motorcycle: Head towards Rethymnon on the national Highway, and take the exit for Spili. Drive south and after 17 km turn right at the junction leading to Plakias and Preveli. After 500 m you will reach the village of Koxare. The road then leads through the Kourtaliotiko gorge at Asomatos. At the exit of this village, at the junction you meet, turn left and after 2 km you will reach the village of Lefkogia.. Shortly after Lefkogia turn left. After 3.5 km, following the signs, you reach the beach of Schinaria. 

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