Hidden gems of Ierapetra, Crete


The home that once welcomed Napoleon
Many claim that, in July 1789, Napoleon spent the night in Ierapetra on his way to Egypt to declare war on the Mameluks. The two-storey home said to have hosted him is located in the old town.

The religious legacy
A bishop’s seat, Ierapetra has interesting religious monuments. It’s worth visiting the churches of Panagia tou Kale, Afendi Christo, Agios Spyridon and Agios Ioannis, which was converted to a mosque in the 17th century.

The scenery of Selakano
The wild beauty around Selakano grips you from the moment you set eyes on it, with beautiful gorges, streams and birds of prey abounding. You’ll reach this impressive destination by passing through the village of Selakano and a network of forest roads. In the plateau, there are two settlements as well as walnut and pear tree orchards and vineyards.

The Selakano Forest is considered one of the largest apiculture sites in Crete and ends at the peak of Mt Dikti, Afentis Christos, at a height of 2,148m.

Source: discovergreece.com