Directions for Ierapetra
The airports of Heraklion and Sitia are the closest. If you decide to come by boat, the nearest ports are those of Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos and Sitia. The distance from Ierapetra to Heraklion is 94 km and is required to drive about an hour and thirty minutes. The connection with public transport to Heraklion is by bus. The exact timetable of the routes can be obtained from the official website of the bus company, or by calling the following numbers: +30 2810 24 50 20 Heraklion bus company or at + 30 28420 28237 for Ierapetra bus company
Starting from Heraklion, visitors can use car or the local buses. Towards Agios Nikolaos, without entering the town, turn right and get the southerly direction towards Ierapetra. It must be noted that the road is very good without any difficulty. An alternative route is the one which starts from Heraklion, stops in Upper Vianno and Myrtos and finally to Ierapetra. Although the route is longer, is more scenic and breathtaking as many villages make their appearance in the prefecture of Iraklion and Lasithi.
The route Chania - Ierapetra is 240 km and lasts 3.5 hours.
Starting from Rethymno you will need 2.5 to 3 hours, as the mileage distance is slightly shorter than that of Chania. In conclusion, Ierapetra is the ideal holiday destination for families as it offers many amenities and options, for couples who want beautiful beaches and daily trips and for those are looking for a bustling tourist resort with lively nightlife.