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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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