The beaches of Ierapetra on the top of the world!
The third prize of high quality beaches in Europe won Ierapetra, a title awarded by the Union shipping and Coastal Region (EUCC), based in Leiden, Netherlands.
So, the Municipality of Ierapetra with international recognition now on the list of 50 areas of southern Europe, known for its high quality beaches.
According to the letter sent by General Director of the Agency to the Mayor of Ierapetra, "until May 2012, these fifty (50) areas will be the most attractive beaches to the visitors, due to the installation of high quality Flag beaches, which will certify the environmental quality of the region, the remarkable cultural heritage and the dynamics of the local tradition."
This award attests to the most formal and solemn way, the quality of the local beaches, which are the unspent wealth of the region, where every year thousands of tourists enjoy, Greeks and foreigners as well.