Ierapetra in Crete
Hotels and apartments
Ierapetra is the most southerly town in Europe and is
known for its particularly mild climate. The town of Ierapetra has
been in existence since ancient times, when it had important trade
links with North Africa. Roman remains, a Venetian fort, a Turkish
mosque and minaret still exist.
The journey from Heraklion takes about one and a half
hours. In the centre of the town there is a long promenade with lots
of shops, tavernas and hotels, and the little harbour with its Venetian
fort. Many of the local inhabitants of the area around Ierapetra work
in agriculture, and so is common to see the long green houses for
growing vegetables, while inland there are lovely pine fortests and
olive groves. The kilometre long sand and shingle beach with numerous
attractive little coves, has two beaches which have been awarded the
Blue European Flag.
Near to Ierapetra, there are many little villages with
rooms or apartments for rent as well as lots of hotels. The region
of Ierapetra lends itself particularly for walking, or for boat trips
to the nearby bays, to the golden Island of ‘Crisi” or
Koufonisi with its unusual crushed-shell beaches. There are many interesting
outings to be made, for example a visit to Agios Nikolaos, to the
vast Lassithi Plain with its windmills, to the Butterfly Gorge or
to the beautiful palm strewn beach at Vai.
Hotels & apartments in Ierapetra
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