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Sitia

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Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Wildlife Areas
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. The town has 9,912 inhabitants ; the municipality has 18,318 . It lies east of Agios Nikolaos and northeast of Ierapetra. Sitia port is on the Sea of Crete, part of the Aegean Sea and is one of the economic centers of the Lasithi region. European route E75, which ends in Vardø, starts in Sitia. Sitia is served by the Sitia Public Airport. Sitia has not experienced the effects of mass tourism even though there is a long beach along the road leading to Vai and several places of historical interest.GeographyMunicipalityThe municipality Sitia was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 3 former municipalities, that became municipal units: ItanosLefki, LasithiSitia The municipality has an area of 627km2, the municipal unit 277km2.ProvinceThe province of Siteia was one of the provinces of Lasithi. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipality Siteia and the municipal unit Makry Gialos. It was abolished in 2006.
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Religious Site
Moni Toplou
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Duration: 1 hour
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Wildlife Area
Richtis Gorge
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Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Sitia Beach
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Erimoupolis Beach
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Sitia

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Beach
Vai Beach Vai
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Duration: 3 hours
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Makrigialos Beach Makry-Gialos
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Canyon
Gorge of the Dead Kato Zakros
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Spiaggia Xerokampos Xerocambos
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Beaches in Sitia

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Beach
Kouremenos Beach
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Paralia Chionas
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Karoumes Beach
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Beach
Paralia Staoysa
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Sitia

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kyveli Jewellery
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Kazarma Fortress
2.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Beach
Paralia Mochlos
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Canyon
Chochlakies Gorge
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Trails in Sitia

Hiking Trail
Climbing The Sword Mountain
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
The Gorge of Agioi Pantes
3.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Sitia

Canyon
Canyon Koudoumas
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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