Ierapetra contains amazing beaches 52 kilometers total length. Hidden small bays alternate with endless beaches throughout the lengths of the north and south of the City Beach. In 2012 Ierapetra’s beaches were awarded by the Agency of Coasts and Coastal Beaches of the European Union with the gold medal quality coast. Ierapetra won the top award as an attractive natural destination, landscape, local identity and preservation of local heritage. The most famous beaches are: Beaches in the city. Along the city’s coastline sandy beaches with clear water are extending. The most crowded one is the beach next to the historic castle.