Sitia in Crete
Hotels and apartments
It is a two hour car journey from Heraklion to the softly
curving great bay of Sitia, and the harbour town of the same name
which is noted for its fine wines and particularly peace loving, hospitable
and cheerful inhabitants. The white buildings of Sitia sit in tiers
like an amphitheatre, with little streets and steps taking one all
the way up to the Venetian Castle.
The beautiful sweeping beach at Sitia has been awarded
the Blue European Flag. The most easterly of the larger harbours of
Crete, this is the last stop for the ferries before they head for
the islands of Karpathos and Rhodes.
The town is built on the slopes of two hills, which
rise up from the sea around one end of the bay. It was known as La
Sitia by the Venetians, who built a fortified wall and castle, and
the walk towards the harbour has all of the charm one hopes to find
in a Greek water front. The steep climb upwards from the harbour front
leads to the fort with views down over the esplanade and ferry boat
The beach, with its fine white sand, sun loungers, umbrellas
and invitingly safe clear waters, is ideal for beach lovers and children
alike. The local people have a reputation of lovers of music and festivals,
and the August celebration of the sultana, with its never ending flow
of wine, can be unforgettable! The most interesting day excursions
from Sitia are to the Minoan ruins at Zakros, Vai beach, Palekastro
and Topolou monastery, or the Valley of the Dead. Our holiday accommodation
is situated on the outskirts and surrounding area of Sitia, and is
chosen to offer visitors an delightfully restful holiday.
Hotels & apartments in Sitia
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Top beaches. Crete, Greece
Kouremenos near Paleokastro (North-Estern Crete)
A real magnet for windsurfers from all over the world, who find ideal wind-wave combinations.
Rihti - Exo Mouliana near Mochlos (North-Eastern Crete)
Two hours walk through the Rihtis gorge, which is a beautiful path that culminates with Rihtis waterfall near Rihtis beach, will take you to one of the most secluded beaches of the island.
Istron or Kalo Chorio (North-Estern Crete)
A place filled with legends and traditions – but you will find quality tourism services too.
Maridati South of Vai beach (North-Eastern Crete)
Two big rocks are the landmarks of this beach that remains unknown to the masses.
Mochlos (North-Eastern Crete)
A village filled with fish taverns with a view of the Pseira Island, and lots of archaeological findings.
Kato Zakros (Estern Crete)
If you follow the two hours long footpath through the “gorge of the dead” you will be rewarded with the view of a magnificent beach but also of the Minoan Palace of Zakros destroyed on 1450 B.C. possibly by a Thira (Santorini) volcano explosion.
Hiona near Paleokastro (North-Estern Crete)
Shallow waters for the kids and young swimmers, and a well known - all over the island - local fish soup.
Aghia Fotia - Sitia (South-Estern Crete)
We are not talking about the district with the same name at Ierapetra, here we find ourselves 7 kms east of Sitia in an area where the biggest cemetery of Minoan Crete was discovered.
Xerokambos – Sitia (South-Estern Crete)
Thousands of lilies at the eastern part of Crete fill the atmosphere with sensual vibes.
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