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Beaches and crystal clear waters in Ierapetra

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.

West Beach of Ierapetra


A beautiful beach with thin sand and sparkling waters which attracts many tourist in the summer. (Water sports are available).

East Beach of Ierapetra (Agios Andreas)

Beautiful rocky coastlines with deep blue waters. (Scuba diving is available).

Beach of Chrissi Island

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).

Beach of Koutsounari (Long Beach)

Beach at Koutsounari, Ierapetra


A picturesque long gray sand beach at the village of Koutsounari, located 5 km. east of Ierapetra. (Water sports are available).

Beach of Ferma

A small sandy beach with crystal-clear waters located 8 km east of Ierapetra.

Beach of Agia Fotia

Pictures of Agia Fotia beach


A beautiful sandy bay, situated before the village of Agia Fotia , 10 km.east of Ierapetra.

Beach of Kalamaki

Kalamaki beach, Ierapetra (photo)


It is a peaceful beach with thin sand and pebbles near the village of Nea Anatoli, 6 km.west of Ierapetra.


Beach of Myrtos

Myrtos beach-Ierapetra (photo)


A small sandy beach, located 10 km.west of Ierapetra.


Places to see

Akrolithos apts. is a great base from which to explore the surroundings of Ierapetra. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to chrissi island, all the archaeological sites, traditional villages and natural environment. Read More

Sports & activities

Ierapetra offers plenty of sport, cultural and leisure activities that you can engage in during your stay in traditional apartments Akrolithos in Ierapetra. Read More


Using Akrolithos apts. and Ierapetra as starting points, you can discover many beaches with crystal clear waters, awarded with blue flags by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).Read More

Chrissi Island

Close your eyes and picture what paradise looks like. Chrissi Island. The scenery that you will get to witness will take your breath away. Cretan Villa is just 2 min. walking from the boat terminal. Read More