"Amazing holidays in Ierapetra" Ierapetra by Oana_bic

Ierapetra Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 43 photos

The largest town in southern Crete, the sunniest & southernmost town facing the African coast in Europe…Here tourism is still low key and extremely laid back.
The city is built on the longest beach in Crete, offering an endless choice of golden beaches with deep crystal blue waters, far away from industrial areas and ships passing by…All major beaches of Ierapetra are awarded with the European Committee’s BLUE FLAGS each single year.
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You wouldn’t say at first glance, but Ierapetra has the highest income per capita in Greece. The source of this is not tourism and the beautiful unspoiled beaches but …tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits, grown in thousand of greenhouses you can see all over the area, high-quality and highly-priced vegetables, exported through out the whole world. Besides the greenhouses, the virgin beaches and tropical heat all year long (migrant birds do not leave for Africa, as in the rest of Greece), this southernmost town of Europe has a strange, quiet charm of a new society which has to define it’s rules, though it’s history goes as back in the past as in the rest of Crete.

  • Intro Updated Aug 27, 2004
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  • bigblue's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2004 at 3:51 AM

    Very good your info about Crete. Crete is one of my favorite islands.

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