Sitia, harbour of the north-eastern Crete is amphitheatrically built round the homonym gulf, on the site of ancient Itia that was the harbour of Praisos.
Sitia is a modern city with big tourist activity but maintains its traditional beauty. The residents are known for their cordiality and their hospitality. It is the birth town of the poet Vintsentzo Kornaros author of “Erotokritos”.
Its organised beach with the white sand, the graphic harbour and the elegant neoclassic buildings him make it an attractive destination.
- the Venetian castle Kazarma
- the church of the Assumption
- the Archaeological Museum and the Folklore Museum
Sitia airport “Vitsentzos Kornaros” 0030 28430 20151
From Heraklion, Piraeus and Aegean islands.
Sitia port authority 0030 28430 22310
From Athens and Thessaloniki (via Piraeus port) and locally via the bus network.
Lasithi KTEL (Public Bus Service)
0030 28410 22234
Area: 1.823 sq km.
Capital: Agios Nikolaos
Lasithi prefecture administratively belongs to the Region of Crete.