Ierapetra, the most southern city of Europe is for 35 centuries the crossroad of cultures. East and West meet in the last border of Crete, the place that accommodated the Phoenicians, Minoans, Venetians, Turks. Enchanting for its culture and its beauty. Exotic beaches, and also distant graphic villages up in the mountains, blue waters and intense vegetation. The sun gives its warmth in Ierapetra, offering sunlight during all the tear and temperatures that never fall under the 12o C.
Almost all the beaches of Ierapetras gain each year Blue Flags, and the beaches of Chrisi island (Gaidouronisi) surprise each year their visitors with the incredible beauty and their exotic charm.
As for the people of Ierapetra: hospitable – like all the Cretans, open hearted and revellers, they will offer you raki and ntako, stealing your heart.
- Kales fortress. Built by Venetians in the 13th century, and later on the Turks made renovations and additions.
- The Mosque in the old city built at the end of the 19th century.
- The house where Napoleon the Great stayed on his way from Egypt to Europe.
- the barrier of Bramiano that reserves water for the area.
- The island Chrisi or Gaidouronisi, with exotic beaches.
- Episkopi. An important traditional village
- the canyon of Cha
- Faneromeni monastery
- the monastery of Virgin Xakousti
- Vriomenou monastery
- Archaeological Collection.
- the Folklore Museum in Vainia
- the town beaches
- Megali Paralia
- Pachia Ammos
- Chrisi island. There you will find exotic beaches with green-blue waters and a forest with cedars.
Area: 1.823 sq km.
Capital: Agios Nikolaos
Lasithi prefecture administratively belongs to the Region of Crete.