Greece City: Sitia
Sitia (Sitia) – the main city and port and relatively untouched tourism of the Eastern "the edges" Islands Crete.
This is a pleasant place with a lot of coastal restaurants, a long sandy beach, enveling almost the entire Cystick Bay, and a very calm lifestyle that changes little even in the midst of summer. For entertainment, there is a beach that provides good conditions for swimming and windsurfing.
In the city really deserve attention quite interesting Museum of Folklore (open from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 13.00; 2 euros), excellent Archaeological Museum (from Thursday to Sunday from 8.30 to 15.00; 2 euros), Venetian Fort and Roman tanks For live fish.
Around the city
The newest international airport was built on the plateau above, so this region is rapidly gaining popularity among tourists from Europe.
Running along the beach of Sitia, the road rises above the rocky coastline around Cape Mauromuri and goes to the mountains to Monastery Topla (Toplou, in the summer is open daily from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00, from October to the end of March – to 16.00; 3 euros). The appearance of this picturesque complex clearly reflects the centuries-old history of resistance to the invaders. More like a fortress, he hides behind his gate a magnificent monastery with the church, in which one of the masterpieces of Cretan art is stored – Icon of the XVIII century, Joanis Komaros. Interestingly, this extremely rich and authoritative monastery recently fully supported the international construction project at Cape Sideros (the north-eastern point of Crete, 14 km from Thalo) of the extensive resort complex of five new villages in the People’s Cretan style with a yacht harbor, a business center , golf courses and tennis courts.
Reviews and studies of trips
All Crete from Elafonisi to VAI without intermediaries
My wife and I decided to go to Crete, but in the city of Rethymno, and not in its surroundings: there are more restaurants, and other entertainment, and on the embankment, you can walk if you wish. Read more →