Ammoudia is a small town on the coast in the region of Preveza. It’s only 17km away from Parga. The town has several hotels and villas for renting and a large and wide sandy beach. Along the beach is located the delta of the famous Acheron river.
Ammoudia beach is sandy with very long shallow. Around Parga are mostly pebble beaches, thus Ammoudia is a real refreshment, especially for families with small children for whom the shallow at this beach is a paradise.
On the left side of the beach there is plenty of natural shade, which is usually used by campers.
The beach is long and wide enough that there is room and space for a relaxing stay for all visitors, for those who use the sunbeds as well as for those who have their own equipment. Several cafes offer sunbeds and a parasols. This beach doesn’t have a turquoise color of the sea, but the sea is clear and clean and the sand is very fine. The beach is sometimes windy, while the sunsets are beautiful. There is enough space for parking along the beach.
If you want an active day on the beach, you can rent a kayak with a guide or on your own and go down the phenomenal river Acheron to the sea. The river is calm and shallow so you can relax in the shade of trees along the river and observe a variety of aquatic life (water turtles, beavers and otters) and take photographs. Kayaking is suitable for small children too, since the river is calm. Also, here you can take a boat ride to the river and about 4 km along the Acheron river, and as part of the same trip that lasts a couple of hours, you can also see a couple of caves and swim in the open sea.
There are taverns and cafes along the beach, where you can enjoy good food and refreshing drinks. If you are longing for a peaceful beach without crowd, perfect for children and non-swimmers, Ammoudia is a great choice close to Parga and Preveza.