Travelguide > Places > Lassithi Prefecture > Ierapetra

The only bigger city at the south coast is Ierapetra. A sandy beach in the east offers the few tourists the possibility to swim. Taverns and bars you can find there too.
The locals are mostly farmers. Because of that the area is not so popular with all the hothouses.

There is a castle from the 12th century, the harbour and many roads in the old town closed for cars. The most restaurants are around the harbour. Daily buses from Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos and Sitia. Local buses are going to the villages west of Ierapetra. There are also tours by boat to the island of Gaidouronisi.