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WorldMediterraneanAegean SeaGreeceCreteIerapetra
35°00.216'N, 025°44.275'E Chart icon.png
lat=35.0036 | lon=25.73791 | zoom=16 | y
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Satellite View of Ierapetra

Ierapetra (Ιεράπετρα) is a town with a small harbor in southeast Crete.


See Crete.


See Aegean Sea.


See Crete.


  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12

See also Crete.


The approach should be made on a course of 000 degrees, staying close to the breakwater to avoid the shallows to the east of the harbour. There is also a shallow sandy patch immediately inside the breakwater on the port side, which should be given a good clearance. Further in, depths in the entrance are 2.5 - 3.5 meters, although the depths shoal toward the castle on starboard and, having avoided the sandy patch, it is best then to keep to port.


Ierapetra harbour

Ierapetra is essentially a working harbour, with little to offer yachts except an overnight berth on passage along the south coast of Crete or a refuge in unsettled weather. Local boats and tripper boats fill all of the quay space and it will be necessary to raft up wherever possible if you visit here. Depths are 2.5 to 3.5 meters throughout the harbour. An alternative in settled weather is to lie alongside the quay to port immediately outside the entrance, where depths are 2-3 meters (the deeper water being at the inner end). Beware rock ballasting in places. This quay is, however, exposed to any winds from the north and would probably be untenable in such conditions.

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Water ?
Electricity ?
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Fuel ?
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs ?
Internet In internet cafés
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.)


List transportation (local and/or international.)


List places of interest, tours, etc.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


References & Publications

See Greece.


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  • A rather grubby and unprepossessing town, really a convenient stop-off on passage rather than a destination in itself (Athene of Lymington - June 2009)

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