"Sitia" Sitia Tip by nickandchris
Sitia, Crete Island: 9 reviews and 19 photos
We really liked Sitia, the most easterly town on Crete. It was relatively calm compared with the hustle and bustle of the bigger towns of Rethymnon, Iraklion and Chania. Being right at the end of the National Highway, it somehow feels isolated and out on a limb.
It's still very much a working port but also has a tourist industry attracted by it's long sandy beach and taverna lined harbour. The beach is popular with wind surfers.
The mostly modern buildings rise in steps up the hillside behind the harbour with the only Venetian evidence being the shell of the fortress above the bay.
Sitia makes a good base to explore the eastern end of the island from, with Paleokastro, Kato Zakros and this eastern coast within easy reach. It is where we would like to visit if we ever return to Crete.
From Sitia you can catch ferries to Pireaus, Kasos, Karpathos, Halki and Rhodes so could make a good stopping off point before travelling further afield.
Address: Sitia, Crete
Directions: North east Crete.
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