From the city of Agios Nicolaos Crete, we headed to the south side of the island of Crete. For our target, we choosed to visit town of Ierapetra. The town is actually interesting because it stands on the same place as ancient town of Ierapetra.
Visit Ierapetra Crete
When we are nearing the city, we noticed in several places greenhouses. I remembered that I read somewhere about inhabitants of Ierapetra which has the highest income in Crete. The source of income is not tourism but production of vegetables and fruits. Due to large amounts of vegetables that grow in this region, the inhabitants of Ierapetra made the biggest Greek salad. It weighed 11 tons.
Climate in this area is so fine that migratory birds in winter time stay here and do not migrate to Africa. In the summer months here are realy hot climate - average temperature in july and august amount about 32 degres Celsius. The beaches on the coast of Ierapetra can be found almost everywhere.
Beaches primarily stretch to the east of the city Ierapetra. Many beaches have Blue Flag - a sign that indicating the purity of the environment and the sea.
City beach is located close the port, where are positioned many of taverns restaurants and bars overlooking to the sea. In the hot summer days there on the beach you can find enough of shade above the trees. Harbor and the promenade, the Venetian castle and the lively atmosphere, offers a pleasant evening stroll.
Another beach that stretches east from the town of Ierapetra is also very nice with sand-and-pebble but it has a fewer of shadow. Somewhat more distant (5km),is the beach Koutsounari. On the beach is almost no chance to rent umbrellas or sun beds. If you have lucky you wil find place umder the rarely trees,but it will be better idea to take your ow umbrela. A little bit further is a small bay is a charming beach Ferma with very clear water. Agia Foti beach of Ierapetra town is another beach wich is located about 10 km from Ierapetra. The beach offers you snacks and cold drinks and you can borrow beach umbrellas and loungers. In summer time the beach is often crouded.
Ierapetra is a known holidays destination. In this neighborhood you can choose between accommodation in the city, as well as the surrounding area.
Astron hotel is situated close the sea next to Ierapetra’s outdoor stadium. It offers nice view to the sea.
El Greco hotel is situated on Ierapetra's seafront promenade, From the hotel restaurant you can enjoy views over the Libyan Sea.
Hotel Petra Mare is suitable for family holidays. It is situated on the seafront, there offers many of facilities and even animation team. The hotel is a nice choise for your relaxing holidays where you can enjoy rest while the children plays in group with the animation team. There next to the hotel is also beach with fre sun beds and towels.