Ierapetra beaches

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Ierapetra beach
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Ierapetra is located 35km southeast of Agios Nikolaos and is the southernmost city of Greece. It is built in one of the warmest areas of Crete, which makes it very popular for holidays, even until the end of autumn. The wider area of Ierapetra is famous for its beaches, stretching along a vast beachfront. Almost all of them are covered by the characteristic fine black pebbles, which do not stick in the leg, and the sea is usually flat.

Adjacent to the town there are three main beaches where you can swim. Starting from the west, the first beach is Limanakia. It is located west of the city, next to the old mosque. The beach has coarse sand, rocky seabed in places, shallow waters, and is usually quiet. Of course, here you will find anything you desire since the city is nearby. Moreover, there is a channel in the middle of the beach, that stops in a small artificial salt lake.

After walking a few meters to the east, you will find the Fort of Kales, protecting the harbor of Ierapetra. Just next to it, there is the Beach of Apovathra, a sandy beach with shallow waters. It is very well organized and has many facilities for water sports and scuba diving. This is the most organized beach in the town.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture, East Crete, South Crete, Ierapetra area
  • Sea water color: Blue
  • Sand type: Sand, Fine Pebbles
  • Depth: Normal
  • Sea surface: Usually calm
  • Crowds: Crowded place
  • Facilities: Accommodation options nearby, Food / water nearby, Umbrellas / beds, Sports, Lifeguard, Showers, Blue Flag
  • Accessibility: Bus services, Paved road, Handicap friendly

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