Azores Olive stands 1 kilometer on the southern side of Kavousi village and very close to the archaeological village with the same name. This Olive is natural monument and the most ancient olive in the world. Indeed it is grafted in wild subject, forming the most ancient grafting sample in the world.

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Azores settlement is an important urban center of Crete in the Archaic Period (7th-5th century BC). Built on a conspicuous hill that dominates the Mirabello gulf, holds the position of strategic importance between Isthmus of Ierapetra and west Sitia mountains.

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Vasiliki’s settlement is from the oldest ones with urban structure. It’s dated from the Early Minoan II period(2600-2300 BC). It’s on the slopes and the top of the low heel inside the fertile plain of Isthmus of Ierapetra where it owes its rise. The settlement’s central building, named “Ikia tou Lofou” is big edifice, precursor for later Minoan palaces.

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Fournou Koryfi settlement was established and destroyed by fire in the Early Minoan period (2600-2300 BC). It consists of 90 small region places arranged in dense device.
It’s a six residence minor location distinguished with small passages and hallways. It was ground floor built with loft and everyone had a workshop, storage rooms and galley.

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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.

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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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Ierapetra, Crete, Greece
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