Sitia Sightseeing

Here is our section with things to see and do in Sitia Lassithi. Discover 3 interesting sightseeing in Sitia, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Lassithi.


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Best Churches

Faneromeni Monastery
Location: Sitia

The monastery of Faneromeni stands on a hill overlooking the sea, at a distance of 8 km west of Sitia. The main church was built in the 15th century and the view is awesome.


Best Museums

Location: Sitia

The Archaeological Museum of Sitia was established in 1984. It houses exhibits from the region of Sitia and the wider region of Lassithi, dating from the Minoan till the Roman times.


Best Sightseeing

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Kazarma Fortress was built by the Venetians in the Medieval times to protect the town from enemies. Today many cultural events are organized there in summer.


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A dilapidated cafe, Plaka, Crete
In the early morning hours, when many of us are cursing - oops! - I mean, hitting -  the snooze button for a few more precious minutes of sleep, before facing tedious traffic on the ride to work, this fisherman in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, has just finished his shift, and quietly docks his boat next to the only other vessel on the shore, until his next traffic-free trip out to sea.
Seaside dining, is in itself, very appetizing, but so are the views from Plaka. In the distance, the island of Spinalonga, the Venetian fortress that subsequently became a leper colony in 1903.
Fishing boats, anchored and awaiting new passengers for the 5 minute boat ride to Spinalonga, Plaka, Crete
Freshly caught octopus, a Cretan specialty, is offered by most seaside taverns, like this one in the fishing village of Plaka.
Large pebbles, a little hard on the feet, but lead to the most crystal clear water, at Plaka's shores.