All About Crete Weather. Weather in Gazi. This detailed 10 Day Weather Forecast in Crete for Gazi, Heraklion Prefecture is prepared for the local ex-pat residents and holidaymakers. Gazi (Greek: Γάζι) is better known as Ammoudara Beach. It was originally a popular holiday destination for Brits. Today is more a mecca for Scandinavian visitors, Polish, Russian and other East European nationalities. The strip of coast sports a wide expanse of beach on the Northern Crete coastline just west of Heraklion, the island's capital. A growing number of ex-patriates are settling down in this area due to its pleasant climate and proximity to Heraklion with all the amenities there. Holiday Weather Tip: Work up an appetite for breakfast in your summer vacation in Gazi with an early morning swim and exercise on the Ammoudara beach. You'll see the sun rise in the East while the air temperature is in the low 20's Celsius. And there will be no crowds around. Morning meditation is another idea to help you relax and soak up the ambiance.