IERAPETRA (25 MINUTES)
Ierapetra consists of two quite distinct parts; Kato Mera and Pano Mera. Kato Mera is the old town on the south western headland. It is characterised by a medieval street layout with narrow alleyways, cul-de-sacs and small houses creating a village-like atmosphere. The former mosque and the “House of Napoleon” can be found in this neighbourhood, as can Agios Georgios metropolitan church (built in 1856) and considered one of the most interesting in Crete. Pano Mera is the much bigger new town, with wider streets and vibrant shopping and dining. Head straight through the town for the coast and the promenade is a hive of stalls, bars and tavernas, perfect for evening dining or an afternoon drink.