Ierapetra, the largest city in southern Crete, is located at the narrowest
crossing of the island, and is easily reached from Agios Nikolaos. There are daily
buses from Iraklion, Agios Nikolaos, and Sitia to Ierapetra. There are local buses
to the villages west of Ierapetra.
Ierapetra has many hotels, rooms for rent and tavernas and the area around the
harbour has many restaurants. There are also tours by boat to the island of Gaidouronisi
This extract is cited Feb 2003 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.