View of Zorbas Taverna at Night, in Pacheia Ammos 

Pacheia Ammos is a small village (pop. about

500) on a beach lined with several restaurants

and cafes, most of which have Internet. The

water is potable. 


The village is about a 1 1/2 hour drive east of

Heraklion and a 10-minute drive from Gournia.

Faster on the new highway!

On the main road through the village there are

two small  general stores (basic groceries and

supplies), a post office, a bakery, and a new cafe.

There is no bank, ATM, or pharmacy. There is

one bus stop.

 View of the Beach at Pacheia Ammos

Team Members Relaxing at Aerides Cafe in Pachiea Ammos 

To the south of Pacheia Ammos is Ierapetra;

north is Agios Nikolaos; both are large towns

with department stores, diverse restaurants,

pharmacies, barbers, banks, ATMs, and other

amenities. Personnel are housed in apartments

or hotels in the village.

Rooms come equipped with fridges, and

some may also have a double burner stove top,

for quick meals. Some of the apartments/hotels

may have shared kitchen spaces. Apartments

and hotels may also have wireless.