Ierapetra, Crete Island

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    hiking to "Neraidogoula"

    by gkaralakis Written Jun 5, 2012

    It is a very very nice place to sea.. all the trip from Selakano, is in the forest (pines)!
    you pass 2 springs with gold and good for drink water ("pano" and "kato Psihro")..

    Neraidogoula (the word means 'brownie spring'), is a cave and once a year, flooding water.. they Some people said that it comes from Alps.. others, said that they have seen sea sand in the cave.. outside is just a hole! the cave is inside.. and you can heard the water from inside..
    it is to dark!
    only with a big light and only with someone who knows the cave, you can get inside.. never alone!

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Birdwatching

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    Hiking to Poly Nero at Selakano

    by gkaralakis Written May 19, 2012
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    It is a very nice root an the forest of Selakano! you pass 3 natural springs and the last 500 meters plan passes through!
    there is not the end but it is a perfect place for picnic! A lot of water and a lot of trees and birds!
    the name of this spring is Poly Nero (Much Water)
    it is 45 minutes from the car..

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

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    Ierapetra

    by Lilasel Written Jan 22, 2005

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    You can take a leisurely walk in the vivid center of the town, along the coast, in the small municipal park near the Town Hall, or in the quiet picturesque narrow streets of "Kato Mera" - the old part of the town.
    The fort, built by the Venetians and Known to Ierapetrans as the "Kales", has been erected on the top of the southernmost mole of the ancient harbour. It is one of those monuments of the past which, because of its solid construction and the fact that it was still garrisoned until the latest years of the last century, still exists today to serve as a reminder of some of the nation's most difficult times.

    CUISINE

    Ierapetra is also famous for its delicious local cuisine, which is based on olive oil and the rich variety of its agricultural produce.
    Try some of the unique local specialities like "vrasti gida", "staka", "mizithropites", "dolmadakia", "kolokithokorfades" as well as some of the very fresh fish of the Libyan sea, cooked in a variety of ways, in almost every traditional taverna of the area.

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    Ierapetra

    by Lilasel Updated Jan 22, 2005

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    Having the distinction of being the southernmost town facing the African coast, Ierapetra enjoys the smoothest, almost rainless weather in Europe, with a temperature that rarely drops below 12 C all year long!
    No doubt, Ierapetra "the bridge of the Libyan sea" is the sunniest holiday resort in Europe...
    Ierapetra is build on the longest beach in Crete, offering an endless choise of golden beaches with deep crystal blue waters, far away from industrial areas and ships passing by! All major beaches of Ierapetra from Myrtos to Makris Ghialos, are awarded with the European Committee's "BLUE FLAGS" each single year!

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    Napoleon in Ierapetra

    by Lilasel Updated Dec 21, 2004

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    The house of Napoleon
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    When Napoleon was en route to Egypt (July 1798) and his campaign against the Mamelukes, he stopped off , according to the tradition, and spent a night in Ierapetra in the house of one Cretan family. The house still holds the pride of his historical visit.

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