Relax in Ierapetra
Holidays to Ierapetra will take you to the most southerly town on the stunning Greek Island of Crete. Because of its location it is blessed with a year round great climate and boasts several blue flag beaches. A working town Ierapetra is one of the largest in Crete, not totally dependent on tourism it enjoys a buzzing scene unlike some sleepy summer resorts on the island. Combining a blend of historic and modern districts much of its original charm and character is still evident in its delightful Old Town. A popular choice with couples Ierapetra also attracts those seeking a mix of town and beach on a sun holiday destinations. Check out some amazing offers at loveholidays.ie to get yourself a great deal on your holiday in Ierapetra.
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 4h 25m
When to go
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The most southerly town in Europe is famous for its natural beauty, fine beaches and relaxed, authentic atmosphere. If you're lucky enough to be heading here for a holiday, check out our guide to the top Ierapetra things to do.
Ierapetra Beach Holidays
Beach lovers and sun worshippers will be spoilt for choice with long stretches of sand for sunbathing to top up that tan. Choose from the blue flag beaches of Makris Ghialos and Myrtos to unwind under cloudless blue skies and cool off in the sparkling clear waters. Hit the waves and enjoy a variety of thrilling water sports or discover an exciting world beneath the waves on a snorkelling or scuba diving adventure. Head along the coastline to discover numerous other bays and find yourself an idyllic secluded spot for perfect peaceful relaxation.
Holidays in Ierapetra must include leisurely strolls around the Old Town. Explore the medieval narrow winding lanes to uncover its ancient architecture and intriguing monuments. Visit the imposing Venetian Castle and see the elaborate mosque. Gain an insight into the town’s fascinating and colourful past at the Archaeological Museum. Ierapetra is a great base for exploring some of Crete's most famous attractions. Why not head to the harbour and catch a boat trip to explore further afield.
The scenic surrounding countryside is ideal for exploring the mountainous trekking paths, cycling routes or horse riding trails. The lively resort of Aghios Nikolaos and the fashionable resort of Elounda are within easy reach. Shoppers will love to browse the street markets to pick up those holiday bargains. For night time entertainment holidaymakers can choose from hip cocktail bars, glamorous retro cafes, twinkling harbour front bars, tavernas and restaurants. Flashy nightclubs and fast tempo discos set the scene for partying the night away.
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