Gournia-its ancient name is unknown- is the most typical excavated example of a medium settlement size of the Minoan edge region (1700-1540 BC).
The town was established in a low hill to Isthmus of Ierapetra close to the sea. Two regional paved roads intersected by slashes to them, usually graduated, all connected to the sewerage system, define building blocks, seven of which have already been excavated.

The palace – local lord’s home – is in the top of the hill. It was its center and most probably the settlement’s market. A series of steps in the southern side was its “theatrical place” for religious ceremonial events.

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...


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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...

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Kanoupaki Square 1,
Ierapetra, Crete, Greece
Postcode: 722 00
e-mail: dimosierapetras@0448.syzefxis.gov.gr