Ierapetra is the largest city of Lassithi and is located 35km south of Agios Nikolaos. Ierapetra is really famous for having the highest average of sunny days and the highest temperatures among the other cities of Crete. The food there is amazingly tasty since Ierapetra is one of cities with the most fertile soil in Greece and the inhabitants cultivate almost everything by themselves.
There are many places to visit in Ierapetra like the Venetian Fortress (Fort Kales) and the beautiful Turkish mosque in the old town. One beach definitely worth visiting is Chrissi or Gaidouronisi. It is located only 8 nautical miles away from Ierapetra and is surrounded by the Libyan Sea. Visitors are amazed by the exotic natural landscape, the beautiful light aquamarine waters and the golden sand. There are small boats departing from Ierapetra that can transfer you there.