Sitia, Crete

Sitia is a port town in the far east of Crete, in the prefecture of Lasithi, Greece. It lies to the east of Agios Nikolaos and to the northeast of Ierapetra. Sitia has not experienced the effects of mass tourism, however it is a lively town with an appealing laid-back atmosphere.

There is a waterfront with restaurants and cafes, a large public beach, and an archaeological museum which holds many of the findings from Palekastro. At Petra, to the east of the town, a section of ancient settlement has been excavated

Things to See & Do

* Waterfront area
* Archaelogical Museum
* Sitia public beach

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 277.38 km²
Population – 635,000 Crete
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30

Port Location - The port is located in the downtown area of Sitia.

Travel Links - There is also a small airport with connection to Athens, Kassos, Karpathos, Rhodes.

There are sea connections with various places in the island and with Pireaus and other Aegean islands.

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