Ierapetra proudly calls itself Europe's southernmost town. With a population of over 12.000 it is the only town in South Crete.
Ierapetra became very prosperous because it was the centre of the regions agriculture, predominantly greenhouses producing fruit and vegetable for export to northern Europe. Ierapetra is a working town and tourism only plays a very marginal role.

Location of Ierapetra

Location of Ierapetra

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Getting there: regular buses from Agios Nikolaos as well as Sitia.

Atmosphere: a busy small town. The promenade along the sea front is a lively place with many cafés, restaurants and bars.

Accommodation: you will find many hotels in all price classes. Find accommodation in Ierapetra

Restaurants: excellent choice on the sea front but some can be a little expensive.



Shopping: a lot of shops

Nightlife: is limited to a few bars and a couple of discos.

Beach: The grey sandy beach starts more or less in the center of town and extends a couple of km towards the East. Not a great beach but OK.

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  • The Venetian fortress
  • Ierapetra sea front

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