Life in Roman Villa in Makri Gialos lasted about three centuries. From 1st BC to the 3rd AD. Its long occupation is documenting its importance and also the wealth of the region, both the agricultural sector and the navy. The building ground was covered with tiles, and the 37 rooms and spaces were developed around an oblong courtyard.

Although it was found in bad shape indicative of the luxurious flooring and walls of some rooms with marble slabs, like the mosaic entrance floor where black and white pebbles where forming geometric surrounded by ivy leaves.

The cherished to Roman world baths were discovered in the south wing of the villa. It includes an outdoor horseshoe pool, in cathode scale lined with marble surrounded by areas with mosaics depicting geometric patterns with circles, while close the characteristic hypocaust with 56 cyoniscs was also found. Water channeled from tanks to the baths with a closed and pipelined system.

Mobile App

The Digital Museum of Ierapetra is an attempt of the Municipal Authority to show the historical and archaeological monuments as well as to present the natural environment of the municipality area. As part of this effort, we created this app that aims to guide visitors in the points of interest of our municipality more...


Visit the Municipality of Ierapetra web site. more...

The Digital Museum

The Museum consists of audiovisual content and interactive applications. In particular, LCD screens that display information about Ierapetra, the wider region, more...

Contact Us

Kanoupaki Square 1,
Ierapetra, Crete, Greece
Postcode: 722 00