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Sitia

Sitia, Eastern Crete

Sitia, 18 km from Palekastro and 60 from Ierapetra, with a population of 9500 people, is the easternmost city on Crete and perhaps the least developed. Even during the busy summer peak, Sitia retains a certain charm and laid-back style.

It has been inhabited since the Minoan period. At Petra, to the east of the town, a section of ancient settlement has been excavated. There is a waterfront with restaurants and cafes, a large public beach, and an archaeological museum which holds many of the findings from Palekastro. Sitia is the seat of administrative and public services for the county and has road and sea connections with various places in the island and with Pireaus and other Aegean islands.

There is also a small airport with connection to Athens, Kassos, Karpathos, Rhodes. During the Venetian occupation the town of Sitia was destroyed three times. In 1508 by a terrible earthquake, in 1538 by the pirate Barbarosa and in 1651 by the Venetians so as not to fall in the hands of the Turks. For two centuries Sitia ceased to exist as a town, until 1869. The present city was built in 1870.

 

Apartmens and Studios in Sitia:

 
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Panoramic view of Sitia from the village Roussa Ekklisia
The harbour of Sitia
The beach of Sitia is just at the exit of the town, on the way to Palekastro
Only few traditional narrow roads have been remained in the town
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
A mansion scheduled in the traditional way
The square of the town
You can have a rest at one of the many cafes at the harbour and enjoy the sea blue expanded in front of you drinking a cup of coffee or eating an local ice cream.
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
View of the harbour
Kazarma Fort is one of the most impressive Venetian buildings of eastern Crete
View of Sitia bay on your way to Palekastro
The picturesque harbour of Sitia
 
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia bay. Perfect harmony among earth, sea and sky
The picturesque harbour of Sitia

You can enjoy your going out by night at the wonderful harbour of the town.

 
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia, Eastern Crete
Sitia by night
 
Sitia, Eastern Crete

Sitia in Greek
Other Towns and villages in Eastern Crete

Sitia
Ierapetra
Palekastro
Makrigialos
Koutsouras
Mochlos
Zakros

 
 

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