Visit the top attractions of Ierapetra
Ierapetra has many attractions that you must see and that you should include in your trip if you want to experience the incredibly enchanting atmosphere of the island.
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It has all the characteristics of a little virgin paradise. The shallow blue-green sea, the sandy beaches that are full of small seashells and the rare cedar forest are among the most impressive features of the island.
The Venetian Castle that dominates the port of Ierapetra, was built according to tradition by the pirate Pescator in 1212 AD. The name "kales" comes from the Turkish word "koules" which means tower.
The gorge of Ha
It is considered one of the most difficult gorges in Europe and concerns only experienced climbers. Crossing it requires technical knowledge and canyoning equipment. In the gorge there are 27 waterfalls and a great variety of flora and fauna of Crete.
The excavations show the picture of the daily life of the Minoans who were engaged in agriculture, animal husbandry, fishing, pottery and textiles. Gournia is an important archeological site.
Olive tree in Kavousi
This olive tree has been declared a "Monumental". The dimensions of the tree are 4.90m height and the perimeter of 14.20m. The age of the tree is estimated at about 3,250 years according to the method of annual rings.