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Ierapetra

Ierapetra is a very beautiful Crete’s resort and is also the southernmost town in Greece. It has been known since the antiquity under the names Kirva, Pytna, Kamiros and Ierapytna.  One of the 22 cities in which Apostle Titus, following Apostle Paul's instructions, installed bishops in AD 68. According to an old tradition, St. Paul came himself and preached in the area named Fermon. Nowadays Ierapetra is a modern town of 12,500 inhabitants. Its main features are its castle and the long, picturesque beaches. Due to the fertility of the land, to its warm climate and the industry of the people, it has become a rich agricultural, commercial and financial centre. The cultivation of early garden produce in greenhouses, which was launched in 1966, constitutes a gold-bearing source for the whole region. Furthermore, it is a wonderful and very active place for tourists. This resort has a reputation for its amazing sand beaches and for its early fruits and vegetables. Although the south winds are sometimes stronger than regular, it still remains one of the most beautiful resorts in Crete.

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