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Apartments, Homes and Hotels in Sitia

The Kazarma, Sitia, Crete

Hotels in Sitia - stay in hotels or stylish apartments overlooking the bay, beachside or in a converted windmill to enjoy the hum of this quintessential Greek bayside town and explore the east of Crete.

Discover Sitia Σητεία 70 km from Agios Nikolaos and 130 km from Heraklion Airport, in eastern Crete, in the beautiful region known as Lasithi.

See the Kazarma Καζάρμα on top of the hill above the town, the ruins of an old fortress or 'Casa di Arma' built in the 13th Century (above). Visit the Archaeological Museum and the Folklore Museum as well as the Minoan site of Petras. Look out over olive groves which are the main agricultural crop all around Sitia.

Sail by ferry from Sitia port east to Kassos and Karpathos Island or onwards to Chalki and Rhodes Island.

Explore the beaches of eastern Crete such as Sitia Beach itself, Agia Fotia and Itanos as well as the Palm Forest and Beach at Vai.

Enjoy the large bay and beach in the town, stroll along the esplanade and choose from a large number of seaside tavernas, cafes and restaurants. This is a wonderful place for fresh seafood, and the region's main activity is olive growing, so be sure to try the local olive oil.

Sitia has a wide esplanade next to the harbourSitia has a wide esplanade next to the harbour

In the region are endless distractions and enjoyments including wineries such as Toplou Monastery and Econoumou Winery.

Visit Richtis Gorge for a short walk rewarded by a lush green rock pool and waterfall, visit Zakros Gorge also known as the 'Gorge of the Dead'.

The ancient Minoan site of Zakros Palace is just next to the pretty beach of Kato Zakros.

Richtis Gorge is a 3 km walkRichtis Gorge is a beautiful 3 km walk just 20 km from Sitia

Porto Kaza Studios

Porto Kaza Studios in Sitia town

Porto Kaza Studios offer lovely views over the bay as they are situated high on the hill close to town.

Enjoy a friendly welcome in these family-run studios, choose from a 1 bedroom studio for 2 guests to a 3 bedroom apartment for 6 guests and many other combinations all with modern styling and the conveniences of town.

Nereides Apartments

Apartments and Hotels in Sitia

Nereides Apartments Sitia
Nereides Apartments - dining by the bay

The Nereides Apartments are located right next to the beach with a cafe right opposite the beach, just 1 km from town.

Modern, sparkling clean apartments just 30 m from the sandy beach make for a relaxing summer holiday padding back and forth to the sea, across a quiet road.

With a fully equipped kitchen, this is a great choice for self-catering families. Enjoy the sunset views across the bay.

Sitia Windmill

Accommodation, Homes and Hotels in Sitia, Crete

Sitia Windmill accommodation

The Sitia Windmill is located 5 km from town and is a real restored windmill, the modern touches creating a wonderful, unique atmosphere in which to enjoy your stay in eastern Crete.

With plenty of indoor and outdoor space, patios and terraces, full kitchen and dining areas, as well as extensive gardens and olive groves, this is a private, relaxing homey place to stay.

Homes and Hotels in Sitia
Jasmine House

Jasmine House is a home away from home near the beach in Sitia

The cozy and charming home Jasmine House is located about 5 km out of town, near the beach, so it is best to stay here with a vehicle.

Accommodating 4 guests in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, this home is ideal for self-catering with a full kitchen and expansive patios for relaxing meals outdoors in summer.

Find your Place in Sitia



Sitia has its own town beach which is wide and sandy, east along the bay is Agia Fotia Beach.

Located on the eastern tip of the island is Ermoupolis Beach, just 25 km from Sitia. This is a wide sandy beach

Just 20 minutes or 17 km away is the undeveloped beach at Itanos with clear, clear waters good for snorkelling, and the ancient site of Itanos to explore.

One of the most unusual and stunning locations in Crete is just 24 km drive to the east - Vai Beach - do not miss out on a visit to the only palm forest in Europe and enjoy a day at this incredibly beautiful beach, under the palm trees. You might think you are dreaming and have woken up in the tropics!

Erimoupolis Beach LasithiErimoupolis Beach Lasithi

Itanos Beach LasithiItanos Beach Lasithi

Vai Beach LasithiVai Beach Lasithi

On the Map

See the location of Sitia on the map of Crete below.

Getting to Crete

Take a 1 hour flight from Athens to Heraklion with Aegean Airlines or Olympic Air, with many flights available per day.

Or take a 9.5 hour overnight ferry from Pireaus port of Athens to Heraklion port.

More on flights and ferries below.

Hotels in Sitia - fly direct in summer from Athens ATH to Sitia JSH with both Olympic and Aegean Airlines.

Or drive east from Heraklion Airport for 130 km, leave 3 hours for this journey or stop on the way at Agios Nikolaos.

There are frequent local buses by KTEL bus lines which are very convenient, buses depart from Bus Station A near the port.

Car hire in Crete is a really good idea as it is a large island 60 km by 260 km. There is so much to explore.

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