Sitia is built amphitheatrically on a sloping hill in a wide open bay with a picturesque harbour. The town has one of the few large harbour promenades on Crete. There are good tavernas here and plenty of space for the children to play. There is also an archaeological museum set up in the Venetian fortress above the town. There are exhibits of Minoan civilisation found in the inland.
Heraklion airport is approx. 2 hours away so the area around Sitia is not yet taken up by organised tourism. The coastal road from the City Agios Nikolaos is one of the most beautiful and striking roads on the Island. Every second bend has a spectacular view for a photo stop.
What to do and to see around Sitia: After booking, you will receive from us Kreta.com tour suggestions with your hotel booking.
Here are the most important sights and Sitia highlights to see:
1. The palm beach VAI as a day trip together with the Monastery Toplou. The best is to start this journey very early before the coaches take the beach. The palm forest VAI is owned by the Toplou monastery and is very well kept , very good taverns right by the sea!
2. A day tour to the small seaside village Palekastro to Crete "Surfer´s Paradise". b> Here you will find great little, hidden bays for bathing and snorkeling. The larger ones are taken up by Crete's surf schools. There are only a few self-catering apartment houses in town. We habe Palekastro Cottages in our program
3. A day tour to the south coast - village Makri Gialos and then by boat to the island Koufonissi. B> The island is a nature reserve and has dream beaches. Bear in mind to take snorkeling equipment. Worth it. You can book the tickets for the ship passage directly by us Kreta.com.
On request you´ll receive complimentary with your hotel booking from us all information links and tour suggestions for Crete / Sitia.
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