Amoudara was developed for tourism and is popular with all. The resort contains enough shops, bars and restaurants to satisfy most tastes, plus a couple of clubs. Because of its central location and proximity to Heraklion`s extensive public transport services, it is often used as a base from which to explore other parts of the island. There is a congregation of touristy shops around the larger hotels but no matter where you stay, you are never more than a stone`s throw from some type of shop. The resort is still developing with new places opening all the time.