Ierapetra is a modern town located just 36 kilometers south of Aghios Nicolaos. It sits at the Southern coast of Crete, beside the beautiful Libyan Sea. It is the most southern town in Europe and faces the African coasts. Kreta Ierapetra is a very active tourism spot and is well known for its beautiful sandy beaches and mild climate. Most days on Ierapetra are spend in glorious sunshine.
There are a number of beautiful and historic sights found on Ierapetra. The Venetian Castle of Kales, which was built in the 13th century, is today found in ruins, however it makes for a wonderful sightseeing adventure. The Church of Saint George, which was built in 1856 and the Church of Aghios Spyridonas, built during the 14th century are also wonderful places to visit. The Archaeological Collection and Folk Museum provide visitors with a look into the historical culture of this beautiful seaside paradise.