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Monuments and Points of Interest in Ierapetra

Check below archaeological sites, monuments, museums and any other culture landmarks that you will find in the city.

The monastery is situated at the mouth of Perivolakia Gorge. Its catholicon is a cavernous, two-aisled church dedicated to Saint John and the Holy Trinity; the monastery’s other buildings spread out around it. 

  • location Kalo Nero, Ierapetra, Lasithi
  • type Monastery
  • time period Venetian Period

The Monastery of Panagia Vriomeni (the Virgin) used to be one of the most important monastic centres of Ierapetra. 

  • location Meseleri, Ierapetra, Lasithi
  • type Old Monastery
  • site condition/facilities Open-Well preserved

Two remarkable Minoan settlements have been unearthed at the locations of Fournou Korifi and Pyrgos, near the present-day settlement of Myrtos, east of Ierapetra

  • location Myrtos, Ierapetra, Lasithi
  • type Archaeological Site
  • site condition/facilities Open-Well preserved

A villa of the Late Minoan I B period was brought to light at the location of Plakakia, west of the settlement of Makrίs Gialos.It is considered a very significant building, with regard to the study of Minoan architecture, because it is essentially a miniature of a Minoan palace. 

  • location Makris Gialos, Ierapetra, Lasithi
  • type Archaeological Site
  • site condition/facilities Open-Well preserved

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