Welcome to Ierapetra!
Things to do in Ierapetra.
There are several things to do in our city.. follow the steps!
1. Visit Brain Game Escape Rooms in Ierapetra
Two unique Escape Rooms and a VR (VIRTUAL REALITY) room:
Choose one to begin!
Escape Rooms with exciting puzzles. The most impressive concept of alternative entertainment you have seen! Players have 60-70 minutes to escape from rooms that are filled with puzzles that they have to solve.
Escape rooms with fascinating scenario, which keeps you constantly alert, realistic decoration with great attention to detail, because the details make the difference.
It requires observation, speed and team spirit.
2. MUSEUM IN IERAPETRA
Archaeological Collection of Ierapetra
A rectangular Ottoman-era school building shelters three rooms of dug-up treasures from regional archaeological sites. The first focuses on Minoan artefacts, including vases and jugs found at Episkopi. Room 2 features ornately decorated larnakes (clay coffins), including one with 12 panels of hunting scenes and a chariot procession. The last room is lined with headless Roman statues, which is why all eyes are on an intact 2nd-century-AD statue of the goddess Persephone.
3. IERAPETRA ATTRACTIONS
South along the waterfront, the crenellated Venetian fort was built in the 13th century to protect the harbour, and in 1626 by Francesco Morosini. Climb up to the ramparts and the single tower for grand views of the bay and the mountains.
4. NOTABLE BUILDING IN IERAPETRA
This is where the man himself is said to have stayed incognito with a local family when his ship anchored in Crete for one night in 1798 on the way to Egypt. He apparently left a note revealing his identity. To find the building, go down the alleyway to the right of Babis Taverna. The two-storeyed corner building, in exposed stone, has wooden shutters and the number 9 on its door. There is no entry.
5. AREA IN IERAPETRA
Inland from the fortress is the labyrinthine old quarter, where you will see a Turkish fountain, the restored mosque with its minaret, and the old churches of Agios Ioannis and Agios Georgios.
6. CHURCH IN IERAPETRA
Dating from the 12th century this ancient church was the sight of baptisms and now sits at a lower level to the street beside it and is easy to miss.
7. MOSQUE IN IERAPETRA
This beautiful mosque built by the turks has a delicate fountain close by to it and a finely wrought minaret.