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Welcome

 

Enjoy your holidays in Greece

on the magical Mediterranean island of Crete,

an island of unique and unforgettable experiences.

 

Eastern Crete waits for you...

Enjoy your stay

We invite you to experience the cretan hospitality, the culture, the history and the friendly villages, to enjoy the beautiful beaches, the bustling cities with nightlife and shopping and the holiday activities such as sea sports, trekking, countryside and mountain walks.

Excursions

Sights and archaeological sites of intense interest. Natural beauty and Natura areas.

Sights

Palace of Zakros

The history of this land has been flowing for thousands of years alongside the history of its people.

And although the time of humans usually leaves gaps and unexplored points, the time of the land in Sitia has recorded its marks in every nook and cranny: on the rocks, in the ravines, in the caves and in its unique gorges.

     
Time has left its marks on the landscape of Sitia – marks which the visitor sees everywhere around him. Marks of ancient civilisations such as the remarkable Minoan Palace at Zakros, the ruins of the powerful city of Presos and the remains of the pre-Minoan settlement in the fishing village of Mochlos – marks of every day life and labour immortalized in the creations of artifacts which are lovingly cared for in the local museums..
     
When wandering around the region of Sitia, don’t be surprised by the huge number of archaeological sites you will stumble upon. This region is the cradle of European civilization, a civilization which it fed and nurtured 6000 years ago. Indeed, the signs of a Minoan presence at over 80 sites in the region of Sitia are living proof of the huge development in this area at the time of the dawning of the first great European civilizations.
     

 


 Natural Beauty

Eastern Crete, and especially the area of Sitia, is one of the most important and environmentally unique areas of Crete. Its geographical position on the eastern edge of the island, which allowed for the exchange of species with Asia Minor, in combination with the intense dry and hot climate of the area, created a mosaic of habitats and ecosystems, some of which, such as the Palm Forest of Vai, are unique in the Mediterranean.

There may be no other place on earth where nature and myth have so beautifully been mingled.  The preservation of the ancient traditions in the hearts of the people of Sitia is due to the Minoan culture and its relation to nature. The Municipality of Sitia is a jewel in the Mediterranean landscape. Its physiography and climate help in the development of a special flora and fauna, which attracts the visitor. 

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Gorges

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Zeus has indeed graced his birthplace with areas of great beauty ! His land is criss-crossed by gorges large and small, the scars of streams and of the sudden raging torrents that are characteristic of the region. The soft stone is easily moulded by rainfall and other harsh elements.

One of the most beautiful small canyons of eastern Crete with engraved and marked route follows the banks of small river all year round water flow has created a beautiful waterfall.It begins just outside the village outside Mouliana and ends at the beach of the riser east of the village of Calabria. The total length of the route is approximately 3.0 km and the elevation difference between input and output is approximately 350 meters.

The gorge of Kato Zakros is also known as "The Gorge of the Dead" because the Minoans used to bury their dead here in small crevasses high up in the walls of the gorge. It forms part of the E4 walking trail and you can easily walk through it in about an hour.

 

 


 

Sitia Nature Park

karidiThe history of this land has been flowing for thousands of years alongside the history of its people. And although the time of humans usually leaves gaps and unexplored points, the time of the land in Sitia has recorded its marks in every nook and cranny: on the rocks, in the ravines, in the caves and in its unique gorges.

The courses of humans and land here, in eastern Crete, intertwine and complement each other. The marks of humans are revealed in the rich archaeological finds and in the present day, still unadulterated, life of its residents. The land is revealed in each of the hundreds of points of geological interest of the area.

 
 

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Area Photos

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Travel Agency

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Beaches

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Area Map

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Contact

Dear visitors,

if you are interested for more information, please contact us. We will be glad to answer to your questions or demands. We will contact you as soon as possible.

Thank you.

 

"ESTIA" Business Association of Rended Apts & Rooms of Sitia