2 Sitia UNESCO Global Geopark


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Sitia UNESCO Global Geopark

Sense The Authentic in the UNESCO-listed Sitia Geopark. The region of Sitia is home to the UNESCO-listed Sitia Geopark (one out of only 195 worldwide!)

Discover the captivating Sitia Region in Eastern Crete, Greece! 

Explore the wonders of nature, culture, and history in this breathtaking destination.

Sitia’s appeal lies in its many unique features. Each one invites the traveller to embark on an unforgettable journey of discovery. 

With its unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and authentic experiences, Sitia promises an unforgettable journey that will leave a lasting impression!

Pristine Beaches

Sitia boasts some of the most unspoiled beaches in Crete, where crystal-clear waters meet soft, golden sands.

Rich History and Archaeological Sites 

From the Minoan palace of Zakros to the Byzantine-era fortress of Kazarma, history comes alive amidst Sitia’s ancient landmarks.

Untouched Natural Beauty

Hike through pristine wilderness areas, explore hidden caves, or marvel at the panoramic vistas from scenic viewpoints.

Authentic Cultural Experiences

Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Cretan culture as you wander through charming villages and participate in traditional festivals and events. From folk music and dance to artisanal crafts and culinary delights, Sitia offers a true taste of local life.

Outdoor Adventures 

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a nature lover, Sitia offers a wealth of outdoor activities to suit all tastes. From hiking and mountain biking to water sports, there’s no shortage of adventure amidst Sitia’s stunning scenery.

Untouched Beauty


Don’t Miss

  • Vai – Palm Tree forest (beach) – 23 km from Sitia
  • Richtis Waterfalls
  • Zakros Gorge – Gorge of the Dead
  • Sitia Beach
  • Makry Gialos Beach
  • Minoan Palace of Zakros
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Fortress Kazarma (Casa di Arma)
  • Wine Tasting at Toplou Monastery
  • Boat Tours at Koufonisi (Lefki) island
  • Windsurf & Water Activities at Kouremenos Beach


Known for its rich history and relaxed atmosphere, Sitia offers visitors a taste of traditional Cretan life. The town's historic center features narrow streets lined with whitewashed buildings adorned with colorful flowers, while its waterfront promenade offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Sitia is also home to several archaeological sites, including a Venetian fortress and ancient ruins, providing insight into the area's past. With its laid-back vibe, beautiful beaches, and friendly locals, Sitia is the perfect destination for those looking to experience authentic Greek culture and hospitality.

4 Palekastro


Palaikastro, nestled at the easternmost tip of Crete, lies approximately 19km from Sitia and just 7km from the renowned palm forest of Vai. Its strategic location offers convenient access to the rich natural, historical, and archaeological wonders of the region. With kilometers of stunning coastline boasting the signature blue waters of the Mediterranean, Palaikastro promises an idyllic setting for tranquil and unforgettable holidays.

3 Makry Gialos

Makry Gialos

Makry Gialos, located in Southeast Crete, is a must-visit destination overflowing with natural beauty. Renowned for its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm, welcoming locals, Makry Gialos also boasts pristine beaches, making it an idyllic location for sun seekers and sea lovers. Besides the natural attractions, it offers historical sites and local cuisines that provide a rich cultural experience, making it an unforgettable destination for every traveler.

5 Mochlos


Mochlos is a village that retains its untouched charm amidst serene urroundings and a welcoming atmosphere. Perfect for a peaceful getaway, the fishing village offers an opportunity to reconnect with nature. Explore the rich history of the area with Minoan tombs and remnants from ancient settlements scattered throughout the wider region.


Your gateway to discover the treasures of Lassithi region

Sitia not only stands as a destination in its own right but also serves as an ideal base for travelers to explore the myriad treasures of the Prefecture of Lassithi, Crete. With its strategic location and convenient access to key attractions, Sitia offers a gateway to unforgettable adventures and discoveries.


  • Agios Nikolaos – 66,6 km from Sitia Airport (1 hr 8 min)
  • Voulisma Beach – 53,9 km from Sitia Airport (56 min)
  • Elounda – 76 km from Sitia Airport (1 hr 17 min)
  • Spinalonga 80,7 km from Sitia Airport (1 hr 26 min)
  • Ierapetra – 59,7 km from Sitia Airport (1 hr 2 min)
  • Lassithi Plateau – 106 km from Sitia Airport (2 hr 15 min)