4.5 based on 123 reviews
Excellent loooooong beach, one of the best and clearest I have ever been! Perfect for anyone (even for people with disabilities) and accessible by car. Go!
4 based on 1 reviews
We visited the island a couple of years ago and it was perfect.
This visit was not as good as it was extremely windy, too windy to go in the sea at the nicest area of the island which was a big disappointment. We managed to get in on the side where we docked and it was very good for snorkelling but not the lovely turquoise waters we had previously experienced.
Be warned - there is no where to buy food or drinks at all on the island anymore so make sure you take everything you need. There are some portaloos but they stink and just as bad as festival long drops!
Check the weather before you go and try go when it is not windy.
4 based on 106 reviews
The walk to the waterfall is through some pretty spectacular scenery. It's a relatively easy walk, but make sure you have good solid footwear, plenty of water and head wear.
4.5 based on 22 reviews
We arrived in Ierapetra to a howling wind and must have looked a comical sight as after parking the car for free by the harbour, we unfolded the huge paper map of the town we had bought earlier.
We had already decided what we wanted to see but then, we spotted this lovely church on the map, having overlooked it when we planned our trip yesterday. It takes a bit of finding, it's well set back from the seafront and is located on the junction of two back streets in a very unassuming area.
Its main claim to fame is it's two domes, both in red tiles. It was built in the 14th century and upon walking inside, we saw the beautfully carved iconostasis as well as the frescoes on the walls. It sits in a walled courtyard and appears to be in excellent condition. It also boasts a separate campanile which is built in the "wedding cake" style, more usually found in the Dodecanese Islands. It is the oldest church in both Ierapetra and the entire Lassithi Prefecture and there are no notes that indicate that it was ever converted to a mosque under Turkish rule.
It's ten minute walk from the sea front, and you will need a street map to find it, but it's well worth the effort.
4.5 based on 18 reviews
Normal tourist can only access the lower entrence of the canyon, which is a beautiful and quite impressing place, but it does'nt offer a look Inside the steep canyon which remains a place for very well experienced and very well equipped canyoning experts. For access it is better to leave the car near the noise producing factory at the foothills of the Mountains and to take the 10 minutes walk on the stony dirt road up to the entrence to have a look. There are 10 m of metallic cable to access the direct beginng, but then you need to have full climbing gear and ropes to get any further - The canyon is interesting for people loving geological and natural sites, but for normal tourists it is not recommended. Keep in mind that you will need good hiking shoes to approach the entrance. Keep away if there is heavy rain or thunderstorm announced.
4 based on 30 reviews
Dark gritty - small pebbles here you need sandals to walk on, the sea shelves out quite quickly..... its a nice place to stop for a couple of hours.
Some sunbeds etc and Cafe nearer the hotel end of the beach otherwise it offers nothing else looking east making it mostly un-sheltered from the sun.
Visited twice and not a lot of holiday makers around we did note some locals playing basketball at the nets.
I think its designated a blue flag here
4 based on 29 reviews
driving out of Lerapetra west around 30 minutes Neos Mirtos beach is reach its large pebbles no sand we stopped around 5 minutes viewed and carried on. if your inquisitive park up opposite the Sarikampos Beach apartments and take the reciprocal views.
4 based on 27 reviews
The main focal point on the sea front here in Ierapetra, nice to walk from the eastern end down to the ferry harbour, plenty of bars, restaurants and a few shops along the way, look out for Cafe Lido and have a look at the Macaws or Parrots or whatever they are.
If you visit this resort it is inevitable that you will walk here
4.5 based on 14 reviews
Kalamafka set in the eastern hills of the Dikti mountain range its a lovely drive from Istron going past Kalo Hario then up the winding roads hair pin bends that takes up Primes and eventually up to the village arriving from this direction on you will notice a large hill with a chapel perched on the top and what looks like a track up there but its steps (224) in total.
Park up just passed the Taverna in the village its the only one ! then walk around the rear and proceed up the white washed steps, half way up there is a old tatty wooden seat to sit on if required the path up has a handrail on the right hand side to provide assistance if required.
Reaching the top the views are fantastic over the village plus you can enter the cave of Kastelos hill its completely whitewashed walls offer a cool enviroment and decorated with icons.
Outside on the left top side is located the "stone god" well its a large rock that looks like its got some sort of face on .... little bit of imagination you can see a stone face in the rocks directly below the chapel ... to be honest best viewed from the roadside on the road towards Anatoli.
Afterwards take the gentler road down to Gra Liga and enjoy the scenery on offer
3.5 based on 43 reviews
Ierapetra is a beautiful beach town. Good and pristine round pebbles on the beach make Ierapetra a good destination even in winters, especially to have nice sun. However and in between this beach town, lies the Turkish Mosque overlooking the narrow lanes that run from this square. Due to the renovation work, we could not go inside. The building from outside may not appear that appealing yet, in a town with churches and fort, a mosque reminds of amalgamation of culture through histories of expedition and voyage.
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