Ierapetra 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 from east to west are awarded with the European Committee's BLUE FLAGS each single year. The Blue Flag is an eco-label awarded to beaches and marinas with good standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information. Ierapetra coasts have also received the the golden prize awarded by the Coastal & Marine Union – EUCC Quality Coast programme and they are among Europe’s top 10 regions ever receiving the distinction which constitutes a certification of their high environmental quality, the rich cultural heritage and the preservation of local traditions.
A beautiful beach with small pebbles and sand and sparkling waters which attracts many tourist in the summer. There is access to a seatrac system for people with special needs. (Water sports are available). Along the beach there are many tamarisk trees where you can rest under their shade.
Beautiful rocky coastlines with deep blue waters. (Scuba diving is available).
One of the loveliest of Crete, with beautiful white sandy beach and crystal clear green-blue waters. 8 miles south of Ierapetra. (Frequent daily boat services).
A picturesque long gray pepply and sandy beach at the village of Koutsounari, located 7 km. east of Ierapetra. There are a couple of taverns where you will enjoy a wide variety of freshly prepared Greek food. It's perfect for diving and snorkeling since the waters are deep. (Water sports are available)
A small sandy beach with crystal-clear waters located 8 km east of Ierapetra.
A beautiful sandy bay, situated before the village of Agia Fotia, 10 km.east of Ierapetra.
It is a peaceful beach with thin sand and pebbles near the village of Nea Anatoli, 6 km.west of Ierapetra.
A small sandy beach, located 10 km.west of Ierapetra.