Sitia in Crete
Hotels and apartments
It is a two hour car journey from Heraklion to the softly
curving great bay of Sitia, and the harbour town of the same name
which is noted for its fine wines and particularly peace loving, hospitable
and cheerful inhabitants. The white buildings of Sitia sit in tiers
like an amphitheatre, with little streets and steps taking one all
the way up to the Venetian Castle.
The beautiful sweeping beach at Sitia has been awarded
the Blue European Flag. The most easterly of the larger harbours of
Crete, this is the last stop for the ferries before they head for
the islands of Karpathos and Rhodes.
The town is built on the slopes of two hills, which
rise up from the sea around one end of the bay. It was known as La
Sitia by the Venetians, who built a fortified wall and castle, and
the walk towards the harbour has all of the charm one hopes to find
in a Greek water front. The steep climb upwards from the harbour front
leads to the fort with views down over the esplanade and ferry boat
The beach, with its fine white sand, sun loungers, umbrellas
and invitingly safe clear waters, is ideal for beach lovers and children
alike. The local people have a reputation of lovers of music and festivals,
and the August celebration of the sultana, with its never ending flow
of wine, can be unforgettable! The most interesting day excursions
from Sitia are to the Minoan ruins at Zakros, Vai beach, Palekastro
and Topolou monastery, or the Valley of the Dead. Our holiday accommodation
is situated on the outskirts and surrounding area of Sitia, and is
chosen to offer visitors an delightfully restful holiday.
Hotels & apartments in Sitia
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The village of Georgioupolis with it’s particulary beautiful setting between sea and mountain, is situated between the towns of Rethymno, a 30 minute journey by car and Chania which is a 45 minute drive away. This charming village with its long stretch of sandy beach and river running into the sea, was until recent times a sleepy little fishing village in an out of the way place.Over the past 20 years it has slowly grown into a very popular little holiday resort, with a wide range of tavernas, shops, cafes, boutiques and other tourist amenities. The beautiful countryside surrounding the village is ideal for those keen on walking, while the splendid sandy shore and relaxed sea side atmosphere make it ideal for beach lovers.
There is and excellent bus service in all directions and thus it is possible to go quite far afield, for example to Heraklion (90 min journey) or the south coast perhaps to visit Phaistos or Matala. An outing to Georgioupolis is also worthwhile. Closer to home there are interesting visits to be made to the old quarters of Chania and Rethymno.
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