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Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.

Ierapetra is a municipality and a town in the east of the Greek island of Crete, in the prefecture of Lasithi. In 2001, the population of the city was 21,025 and an area of 394.774 square kilometers. The municipality consists of the town of Ierapetra, several villages and hamlets and the island of Chrissi. The town of Ierapetra is located on the south coast of Crete, along the beach of Ierapetra Bay. Ierapetra is popularly known as the southernmost town of Europe, nicknamed bride of the Libyan Sea.

Ierapetra's main shopping street is Koundouriotou. In the centre the town hall, the museum and two cinemas can be found. To the west is the southern headland with the fortress and a port for fishing boats. Further east is a short beach with bars and restaurants, followed by the quay for ferries to Chrissi. At its end a new promenade leads alongside Ierapetra Bay's long beach.
Ierapetra is the kind of town you daydream about. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

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