Ierapetra is a small town in Crete that is best known for its stunning sunsets, small harbour and traditional Cretan charm. It is one of the quietest resorts in southeastern Crete and is a popular choice with anyone looking for a sunshine getaway that happens at a slower and very laid-back pace.
Well-priced holidays to Ierapetra are already quite popular with us Brits and the region can be reached from a select number of airports in the UK. The resort is situated somewhat far from most of the other well-visited resorts on the island, being located around an hour and 20-minutes drive from Heraklion airport. Make sure you check the Cheekytrip comparison for more cost-friendly holidays to this part of the world. Direct flights to Crete tend to be just under 4 hours long.
Ierapetra is at its busiest during the summer period that runs from spring until autumn. Temperatures tend to reach the high 20s consistently throughout the summer months and remain mild until around October when they start to drop off to the mid- low-teens. Although there are still sights to do and see during the cooler months of the year, we definitely recommend a trip during the summer when the atmosphere of the place is at its best.
There is an abundance of great things to do in this traditional resort. The region has a deep history and a glimpse of this can be seen at the Ottoman Mosque at Kato Mera and the Venetian Kales Fortress which was built in the 13th century and provides stunning views of the harbour and the sea from the top. Ierapetra is also close to a nice selection of beaches. Megali Paralia, Peristera and Agia Fotia are just a few that should be on your to-visit list!
Ierapetra has a good selection of affordable accommodation options to choose from to suit a range of budgets and preferences. 3-star hotels, boutique hotels, apartments and small bed & breakfasts are the most popular choices in this resort. As for eating out, you will want to head to Napoleon’s for some great food or other places along the beach or harbour that specialise in traditional and seafood dishes.
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