Ierapetra Hotels, Crete

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Makrigialos beach is 26 km from Ierapetra

Ierapetra Hotels
- the town of Ierapetra or Ιεράπετρα is located on the south coast of Lasithi in the east of Crete, just 36 km from Agios Nikolaos.

Ierapetra Crete


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Ierapetra Hotels - our suggestions for accommodation in town, at the beach, in the mountains and villas for comfort.

Ierapetra Hotels
In Town

Cretan Villa Hotel Ierapetra

The Cretan Villa Hotel is very central in the town of Ierapetra, close to everything, and yet full of character as it is an old restored home, with natural Cretan stone courtyard and a traditional ambiance. Enjoy friendly service with plenty of tips and local knowledge.

El Greco Hotel, Ierapetra Crete

El Greco is a modern hotel right on the seafront near the port at Ierapetra, perfect for stepping out onto the esplanade for a stroll morning, day and evening. No traffic noise and a quiet hotel, wonderful sea views.

Beachside Accommodation

Coriva Beach Hotel and Bungalows - on Koutsounari Beach

Coriva Beach Hotel and Bungalows has direct beach access to Koutsounari beach, 34 km to the east of Ierapetra. A really attractive, quality hotel with modern styling and an excellent beachside restaurant and bar.

In the Mountains

Pezoulia Mountain Retreat in Selekano Forest, Lasithi

Selakano Forest is 33 km from Ieraptra on the foothills of the Dikti Mountains. Get away from it all in the clean air and wide open spaces, stay at the Pezoulia Mountain Retreat with plenty of privacy, your own wood fire and traditional local food at the taverna.

Diktynna Traditional Villas

In a small, remote and non-touristic village you will find the exceptional Diktynna Traditional Villas, true Cretan custom and hospitality and tranquility in the mountains. Enjoy views to the sea, 35 minutes to the beach.

Villa Accommodation

Carob Villa Beach

Carob Villa has three private beaches and allows for secluded beachside charm on its expansive grounds and gardens.

With plenty of space for 8 guests in 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this spacious home provides many outdoor relaxation areas on the 5 acres, all overlooking the crystal waters of the Mediterranean.

Located near Agia Fotia, just 8 km from Ierapetra, this is an exquisite villa perfect for a family reunion or special occasion family residence, as there is one other villa available on the same estate.

Mayla House in Ferma, Crete

Mayla House is a modern, stylish and comfortable home-away-from-home located in a private garden, in Ferma, 11 km from Ierapetra.

Although it is only a 5 minute walk to the beach, it is across the road from the beach. Best to visit with a car to see the many beautiful beaches in the area.

With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this home sleeps 8 guests in comfort, and all your needs will be met by the attentive host, Mary.

Things to Do

Ierapetra Hotels - surrounded by beaches on the coast and mountains inland, there is plenty to explore in the region, or lots of wide open spaces to enjoy just lazing at the beach, swimming, snorkelling, fishing, kayaking or just snoozing on your beach lounge.

There is so much to enjoy:

Explore Eastern Crete

Take a boat to Spinalonga Island from Plaka or EloundaTake a boat to Spinalonga Island from Plaka or Elounda

Ierapetra Hotels - this part of Crete is called Lasithi and it contains some of the least known areas of the island, untouched by modern life and less-travelled. This makes it so much more fascinating to explore

Some highlights of the region include:

Local Buses

Ierapetra Hotels - taking the KTEL buses around Crete means you can keep costs down. The buses are punctural and reliable and very comfortable and modern. From Heraklion take the bus to Agios Nikolaos then onwards to Ierapetra, at some times there are express buses from Herkalion to Ierapetra. The journey takes 2.5 hours.

Agia Fotia Beach is 8 km east of Ierapetra

Agia Fotia Beach is 8 km east of Ierapetra.

Vai Palm Beach is on the eastern tip of Crete

Vai Palm Beach is on the eastern tip of Crete. This extraordinary palm forest is unique in the Mediterranean, adjoining the sandy beach, creating a lush, tropical feel on this very Greek island.

Chrissi Island Crete

The cruise to Chrissi Island from Ierapetra takes 1 hour, then you have at least 4-5 hours to relax in the waters around the island.

Little Egret

Inland from Ierapetra is the Bramiana wetlands area created by a man-made lake. Here water birds can be spotted, like the Little Egret Egretta garzetta (above) and raptors such as the Red-Footed Falcon or Eleanora's Falcon. In this dry area, the water is very important for the local greenhouses and vegetable growers, and now over 200 species of birds call by to the wetlands.

Getting Here

Take a 1 hour flight from Athens to Heraklion with Aegean Airlines or Olympic Air, with many flights available per day.

Or take a 9.5 hour overnight ferry from Pireaus port of Athens to Heraklion port.

More on flights and ferries below.

Car hire in Crete is a really good idea as it is a large island 60 km by 260 km. There is so much to explore.

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