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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 to 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, and 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 harbour 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.



What activities can I do at Ierapetra beach?

There are various activities you can do at Ierapetra beach such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and fishing.

Is Ierapetra beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Ierapetra beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm.

Can I rent beach equipment at Ierapetra beach?

Yes, there are several places where you can rent beach equipment such as umbrellas, sun loungers, and beach towels.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Ierapetra beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Ierapetra beach where you can enjoy a meal or a drink while enjoying the view.

Is it possible to go on a boat tour from Ierapetra beach?

Yes, there are several boat tours available from Ierapetra beach that will take you to nearby islands and beaches.

What is the best time to visit Ierapetra beach?

The best time to visit Ierapetra beach is during the summer months when the weather is warm and sunny.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has sand and fine pebbles.

What is the water depth of the beach?

The water depth of the beach is normal.

What is the surface of the sea like at the beach?

The sea surface at the beach is usually calm.

Is the beach usually crowded?

Yes, the beach is a crowded place.

What facilities are available at the beach?

The beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, sports, lifeguard, showers, and a Blue Flag.

What are the access options to the beach?

The beach can be accessed by bus services, paved road, and is handicap friendly.

Is there any other information available about the beach?

No, there is no other information available about the beach.

Beach facilities

  • Accommodation options
  • Food / water nearby
  • Umbrellas / beds
  • Sports
  • Lifeguard
  • Showers
  • Blue Flag


  • Crowded place

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Sand
  • Fine Pebbles

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Bus services

Other information

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