The biggest beach party in Crete takes place at Ierapetra, and is universally known as the “B.I.G. Party Ierapetra Experience”. There is also no shortage of sporting events, including: 5X5 Tournament (beach soccer) at Pachia Ammos and Myrtos, beach volley at Kato Paralia in Ierapetra and in late April, at Mythous, is the Mythos Minoan Trail Mountain Race (MMM), a super-marathon which involves a 26 km national road run, a 35 km mountain bike trail and a 7 km hike.
If you find yourself near Iero Alsos Kavousi in June do not miss the following:
A) Half Marathon 21.1 km trail running
B) Ancient Olive Road 2.5 km
C) 400m road run for primary school children
D) A 45 km cycle ride in the Thripti mountains.
E) Long distance hike 21.2 km
F) Short distance hike