Episkopi (Lasithi)

Episkopi Ierapetras (Επισκοπή) is a village on the Greek island of Crete. Episkopi belongs to the municipality of Ierapetra in the prefecture of Lasithi. It lies seven kilometres north of Ierapetra in the middle of the narrowest part of the island. The village has approximately one thousand inhabitants

The village was established during the Minoan period, probably between 2500 and 2000 BC. Like their minoan predecessors the present residents are employed mostly in agriculture, in the harvest of olives and the production of olive oil.

The village's main attraction is a small Byzantine church which was built in the early 13th century. It has recently been restored. The church is dedicated to Agios Georgios (Saint George) and Agios Charalambos. Close to this church the remains of an Early Byzantine church can be found.

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