Sitia, an amazing destination that you will all love
With beautiful natural landscapes, wonderful beaches with clear blue waters, impressive sights, with customs and traditions that are lost in the depths of the centuries and authentic, kind and hospitable people, Sitia, the charming town in the Northeast, the place that inspired Vicenzo Cornaro, poet of "Erotokritos", impresses every traveler. Discover every beautiful corner and wander: in the imposing 13th century Venetian fortress Kazarma that dominates the bay of Sitia, in the excellent Archaeological Museum of the city, in the historic Toplou Monastery a monastery - castle of the 15th century
In Ancient Itano one of the most powerful and rich cities of the ancient world, in Kato Zakros with the majestic Minoan Palace and the spooky Gorge of Kato Zakros or otherwise Gorge of the Dead. Do not miss, to visit the famous Vai with the palm forest and the beach with golden sand and turquoise waters, to swim in the enchanting pristine beaches of Xerokampos, to visit the paradise Koufonisi (Lefki) and swim in one of the most impressive places in Crete.
Enjoy the cuisine in Sitia
Traditional taverns and picturesque cafes, all surrender to the delicious magic of Cretan cuisine that manages to turn into Cornucopia any simple product. Try Cretan Dakos (barley rusks soaked in tomato and feta oil), Rye bread, Hare, pies of various kinds (meat pie, cheese pie, yogurt pie, leek pie, fennel pie), fresh fish in various recipes, Snails fried on olive oil and wine, grilled goat, Kalitsounia (pies stuffed with cream cheese and mint) and of course the famous wedding pilaf (boiled rice with various meats), which used to be offered only at the wedding dinner, but now adorns the menu of most restaurants on the island.
Leaving the island, do not forget to take with you the local products of Sitia, thyme honey and the famous Sitia olive oil, one of the best in the world.
Best time to visit Sitia
Crete is an all-seasons island. In summer to enjoy the endless sandy and pebble beaches and the clear waters. In spring and autumn to explore its mountain villages, mountains, gorges, and trails.
How to use transportation in Sitia
Airport/port transfer options
From Athens International Airport (duration approx. 01 hour and 15 minutes)
Airport is located 1,5kms from the town Centre.
Taxis and Car Rental are available
We recommend a Car Rental so you can enjoy the entire surrounding area.