The best local beach Megali Paralia is in front of the accommodation at about 150 meters. On the Megali Paralia you will find many beach bars with sunbeds and umbrellas to enjoy your coffee and many free places to place your own umbrellas.
In the surrounding area there are many amazing beaches such as Agia Fwtia, Ahlia, Makri Gialos. Also you can take daily cruises to two beautiful islands located in the Libyan Sea: The island Chrisi or Gaidouronisi where you can get one of the many boats that leave from the port of Ierapetra and the Island Lefki or Koufonisi.
There is a nice village called Agios Ioannis which is located 10 km north. In this village you can taste traditional dishes and raki in the village square. In Agios Ioannis there is also the unique museum cafe of Crete . From there starts the gorge of Mylwnas with the homonymous waterfall. It is worth visiting two of the remaining pine forests of the Crete Thripti and Selakano. Also you can see the oldest Olive tree in the world in Kavousi of Ierapetra and make a waterfall swim in the icy waters in the gorge of Richtis.