Ierapetra ( Ιεράπετρα ) is the fourth largest city of Crete and also the largest town located in the Lassithi Prefecture. It is located on the south-eastern coast of the island, in the place of its characteristic narrowing. The name of the largest city in this part of Crete is by no means tantamount to some astronomical number of people permanently living in Ierapetra . In 2011, it was only about 16,000 inhabitants. However, the low buildings make the city quite extensive and occupy a relatively large area of the coast.
The waterfront area and the small fortress Kales is certainly the most popular part of the city among tourists. While here, it is also worth visiting the small Archaeological Museum, finding the historic house in which Bonaparte allegedly spent the night, and seeing the mosque building with a historic fountain. If you dream of a cruise to the golden island of Chrissi, ships depart from the port of Ierapetra.