A house in the Old Town - Ierapetra, Lassithi Province, Crete


Ierapetra is a laid-back seafront town and the commercial centre of southeastern Crete’s substantial greenhouse-based agribusiness. Hot and dusty in summer, it offers a low-key, authentic Cretan experience and is also the jumping-off point to the semitropical Chrissi Island (also called Gaïdouronisi or Hrysi).

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