Ierapetra – the southernmost city in Europe
Built on a strategic location of Europe and truly blessed by nature, Ierapetra has been constantly developing since the early years of the ancient Cretan civilization. It has always been an important cultural center, full of action and interest.
It flourished during the Minoan, Roman and Byzantine eras, while it remained one of the most powerful shopping centers during the Arab, Venetian and Ottoman Rule, justifying its name as the “most southern gateway to Europe”!
Point of departure and destination
Ierapetra is the ideal point of departure for daily outings on the majestic, picturesque mountains and the seaside municipal communities.
From the forest of Selakanos in Malles up to the beach, from Myrtos and Gra Lygia on the west, up to Koutsounari, Ferma and Makri Gialos on the east, discover the villages of Anatoli, Kalamafka, Riza, Mournies, Gdohia, Mythi, Meseleri, Makrilia, Agios Ioannis, Orino, Schinokapsala, Vaina, Kentri, Stavros, Pano Chorio and Kato Chorio, Episkopi, Pachia Ammos, Kavoussi, all built among olive groves, pine trees, almond trees, gurgling waters and dense vegetation.