Lassithi Sitia

Information about Sitia

Crete Sitia Lassithi: The beautiful town of Sitia is located 70 km east of Agios Nikolaos town and counts on 8,500 inhabitants. It lies around a natural bay. The port of Sitia is filled with many fishing boats and several waterfront cafes and taverns creating a peaceful and charming atmosphere. Boats depart regularly for Rhodes.

All types of accommodation can be found in Sitia as well as many tourist facilities. A fine sandy beach lies east of the port and offers various rentals and sea sports. A small airport is also available but only a few flights operate during the summer months (two weekly flights to Athens and one to Karpathos and Kassos).

A Venetian fortress used to stand east of the town and today only a small part of it can be seen in the town adding to the natural beauty of Sitia. From Sitia one can visit beautiful monasteries, archaeological sites and some idyllic beaches found in the wider region.

Things To See And Do In Sitia

Sightseeing

Map Of Sitia, Lassithi

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Hotels in Sitia

Reviews of Sitia, Lassithi

4/5.0
1 Review
Guest 2010-07
Beautiful town with good sightseeing
We stayed in a small hotel in the heart of the town, and just a stone throw away from taverns, cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. We took the bus to the nearest beaches, with sparklingly waters and green environment. We visited the Archaeological Museum which is a repository of tools, pottery, weapons and other artifacts that have been unearthed from the area and which represent the time from the Minoan period to the classical period. One of the highlights of our stay at Sitia was a tour at the winery of the Union of Agricultural Co-operatives. It is on the national road leading from Sitia to Agios Nicolaos. We bought a few bottles of the fine local wine and also saw the old wine making equipment on display at the winery. At the village of Marounia, we were quite surprised at how the villagers seem to be leading a traditional life far removed and untouched by the commercial aspects of tourism. As a reminder of their old ways, there is a restored oil-press workshop in the village which is still in use. We also got to see the Sultana Raisin festival (celebrated in other places in Crete, too). They had musical events with a lot of singing, dancing and feasting to commemorate the dried fruit of which Sitia has traditionally been one of the major producers in Greece. We had great fun, not to mention the free wine that seemed to be flowing rather generously. The street food was simply amazing.

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