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Hotel Esperides
Great for families
2 out of 5
Mirtos, Ierapetra, Crete Island
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3.7/5Good! (46 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, playground, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby
mirtos, crete

"This is a small village on the sea with friendly people and not so crowded with tourists as some other places on the island. There are Minoan ruins and good hiking trails nearby."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2019

Hotel Esperides
Giannoulis – Almyra Hotel & Village
Great for families
4 out of 5
9th km. Ierapetras - Siteias, Ierapetra, Crete Island
$134
per night
Mar 29 - Mar 30
3.5/5Good! (46 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, kids club, playground, game room
Nice hotel nice weather and pool

"Overall nice holiday,disappointed there wasn't much to do there apart from sunbathe, swim or drink,there were pool tables in photographs but not when we arrived"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2015

Giannoulis – Almyra Hotel & Village
Be Eleven Villa: A Luxury Accomodation, in Peaceful South East Crete
Great for families
Achlia Hotel
Great for families
2 out of 5
Achlia Ierapetra, Ierapetra, Crete Island
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4.2/5Excellent! (28 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach
Excellent value for money

"The rooms are somewhat basic, but there is nothing missing. If anything, that adds to the summer feeling of spending all day at the beach - which is so close - and returning to an uncomplicated room in the evening. Very clean and the staff is very friendly. Some things do need a bit of maintenance ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2017

Achlia Hotel
Afroditi Apartments
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
Makrigialos, Ierapetra, Crete Island
$36
per night
Mar 25 - Mar 26
4.1/5Very Good! (41 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, close to beach, extra beds/cribs
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Travelers say...

"A really nice place to spend a few days with a comfortable room. The bathroom could have been a bit bigger. The landlady is very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Afroditi Apartments
Agia Fotia
Great for families
2 out of 5
Agia Fotia, Ierapetra
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4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, on the beach, extra beds/cribs
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Travelers say...

"très bon séjour hélas trop court, tout était super ."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2017

Agia Fotia
Aspros Potamos
Great for families
2 out of 5
Asprospotamos Makrigialos, Ierapetra, Crete
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4.7/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, close to beach, extra beds/cribs
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Travelers say...

"Folks need to read the description carefully. This is not a five star resort. It is a step back in time. No TV, no internet in the rooms, no outlets, no frills. But it is absolutely charming and well worth the visit. This is exactly what I was looking for. This villa was rebuilt in the style of homes ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Aspros Potamos
Astron Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Papaioannou 1, Ierapetra, Crete Island
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$56
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1
4.2/5Excellent! (75 reviews)
Families like: on the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
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Travelers say...

"Well positioned on the seafront, balcony opens to the seafront with brilliant view ."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2019

Astron Hotel
Bayview Resort Crete
Great for families
4 out of 5
2KM Makrigialos - Goudouras,0, Makrigialos, ATE
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4.1/5Very Good! (16 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, kitchen, miniature golf, babysitting
Great resort, wonderful staff and lovely location.

"Great location, lovely accommodation and services. Definitely well worth a visit."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2017

Bayview Resort Crete
Blue Sky
Great for families
3 out of 5
Peristera, Ierapetra, Crete Island
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3.4/5Good! (12 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Don't do it

"Very old, small rooms. Poor water pressure, not good location. Hotel may have been ok for 40 years ago but not for today's market. Needs urgent upgrade"…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2017

Blue Sky
Boutique Villa Thalassa
Great for families
Ierapetra, Crete
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5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Families like: private pool, kitchen, close to beach, washer and dryer
Excellent house with excellent hosts

"We, two families of four, stayed for one week in this newly built house by the sea. The house is in a quiet area without traffic and we were almost alone on the beach. Our hosts Despoina and Takis were friendly and gave us good advice on where to eat and what to see. We loved the boat trip to Chrissi ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2018

Boutique Villa Thalassa
CHC Coriva Beach
Great for families
3 out of 5
KOUTSOUNARI, Ierapetra, Crete
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4.4/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
Travelers say...

"The whole property and especially the staff members where really great. Everybody did their job with a smile and helping people. Will definitely recommend this hotel. Also the food for breakfast and dinner was amazing"…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

CHC Coriva Beach
Coral Apartments
Great for families
3 out of 5
Papamastoraki 5, Ierapetra, Crete Island
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4/5Very Good! (11 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, babysitting, close to beach
Easy parking

"Beach is 50 mtrs away, easy parking, 5 min walk to town with plenty of restaurants and shops of all sorts."…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2016

Coral Apartments
Coral Hotel
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
Plateia Eleytherias 19, Ierapetra
$42
per night
Mar 15 - Mar 16
4/5Very Good! (60 reviews)
Families like: babysitting, close to beach, laundry
Excellent budget boutique hotel

"Good location in port area. Staff very helpful and friendly. Would stay again but in a bigger room."…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Coral Hotel
Creta Suites
Great for families
4 out of 5
Hill Road, Koutsounari Village, Ierapetra, Crete Island
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4.3/5Excellent! (12 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, kids club, playground, babysitting
Empfehlenswert

"Gute Anlage in erhöhter Hangposition; tlw. mit Blick auf das lybische Meer; im Juli und August mitunter sehr starker Meltemi an einzelnen Tagen; schöne Poolanlage und saubere und renovierte Appartments, die einfach ausgestattet sind; hilfsbereites Personal; Handtuch- und Lakenwechsel alle 2 Tage; ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2017

Creta Suites
Cretasun Apartments
Great for families
2 out of 5
Katovigli, Makriyialos, Ierapetra, Crete Island
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3.6/5Good! (7 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Spacious apartment

"Big and nice appartment. However we asked for double bed and sea view but we get twin beds at first floor. The sea was barely visible amomg trees. On six day stay only one time the room was cleaned"…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2016

Cretasun Apartments
Cybele Suites & Apartments
Great for families
3 out of 5
Makri Gialos, Ierapetra, Crete Island
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4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, close to beach, laundry
Nice clean apartments near the beach.

"We stayed in Makry Gialos for one week at cybele apartments and it was great. Everything we needed was provided in the Apartment."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2015

Cybele Suites & Apartments
Cypriana Apartments
Great for families
3 out of 5
Makri Gialos, Ierapetra, Crete Island
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4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, kitchen, extra beds/cribs
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Travelers say...

"Traumhafter Ausblick.Liebenswerte Gastgeberin . Jeder Zeit wieder."…"

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

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Where Should We Stay in Ierapetra?

The relaxing destination of Ierapetra is a great choice if you've been considering a vacation with the kids. The boating, swimming spots, and wildlife are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Take to the air and fly into Sitia (JSH), which is located 24.9 mi (40 km) from the city center. Ierapetra has 59 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding where to stay.

Vacationing families have good things to say about these accommodations:

Afroditi Apartments: Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free WiFi. Guests like the helpful staff at this 2.5-star apartment.

Creta Suites - Offers a children's pool, a free kids' club, and a restaurant. This aparthotel is rated 4 stars.

Agia Fotia - Features a restaurant, free parking, and free WiFi. This hotel is rated 2 stars.

When Should We Visit Ierapetra?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Ierapetra.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 83°F
  • Coldest months: February, March, January, and December, with an average temperature of 48°F
  • Driest months: September, April, May, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.05 inches
  • Rainiest months: October, December, February, and November, with an average rainfall of 0.13 inches

What Should We See and Do in Ierapetra?

While you are visiting Ierapetra, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as Ierapetra Archaeological Museum, Sasteria Observatory, and Port of Agios Nikolaos. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Koutsounari Long Beach and Waterfall of Milona.

Ierapetra is also known for its:
  • Temples
  • Wildlife
  • Mountain views
  • Boating

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