Further to the east, Crete becomes wilder. Overcome by the heat of the sun, the nature here is burnt, yet it preserves natural and historical richness. Located at the gate to the east, Sitia is a fishing port of 7,000 inhabitants. Its white houses spread from the hills to the sea. With the mildness of its climate, the docks lying in the shade, the cafés and the taverns along the port, with its beach ...
East of Crete and 47 miles from Agio Nikolaos, Sitia is a peaceful seaside town.
Destroyed by Barbarossa in the 16th century, this former Venetian stronghold recalls the time of the pirates. Outdoor shows are held here in summer.
The promenade dotted with palm trees is a pleasant spot to go for a stroll along the quays of the port, lined with restaurant and bar terraces.
Despite being home to the island's 3rd largest airport, the town is a relatively peaceful seaside resort.
Standing in the heights, the town's largest church faces the sea. Inside, superb gilded icons decorate the walls.
The town was built like an amphitheatre, rising up in the surrounding hills and criss-crossed with stairways.
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