Ierapetra



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Ierapetra
The beach here is long, narrow, dark sand and shingle strips plus small bays with rocky areas, mostly stretching E for around 6 mls. There is good bathing conditions, with a range of water sports on offer at one beach or another. There are a reasonable choice of general shops and supermarkets along with outlets selling locally made jewellery and souvenirs. Most tourist shops are situated on Stratigou Samouil and Markopoulou streets. Street market offering fresh local produce every Sat. During the daytime there are beach activities and water sports, including windsurfing, jet-skiing, pedalloes, canoeing, sailing and scuba diving, hiking, cycling and go-karting. For a more cultural day out spend it exploring the town, including its archaeological museum. The nightlife offers a choice of local bars and tavernas, there ar discos in town and 1 or 2 in outlying villages, the more sophisticated entertainment is at the hotels. Eateries here provide a mixture of modern and traditional Greek-style restaurants, many situated along the waterfront; older tavernas can be found in nearby villages.