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. The courses of humans and land here, in eastern Crete, intertwine and... Continue Reading
The town had a turbulent history up to 1651 in which year the Venetians razed the buildings left standing after the great earthquake of 1508 and the subsequent raid in 1538 by the infamous Barbarossa. It was rebuilt on the site of the ruins in 1870 and called Avnie, a name which was rejected by the people who preferred the name Sitia, thus maintaining their links with the past. Upon the... Continue Reading
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... Continue Reading
Sitia Airport began operations on June 7, 1984, when the first aircraft landed on the facility. This was an Olympic Airways’ Dornier Do–228, registration SX-BHF. This was a test flight, to test the airport and its handling facilities. The airport was officially opened 2 days later, on June 9, 1984. Its official name became Municipal Airport of Sitia. At 10:30 the same day, the... Continue Reading
See some photos of the town of Sitia, as it was old, but as it is today. The differences are huge but the quality of life, the pristine beauty of the place and the hospitality of the people remains unchanged. Beaches, monuments, monasteries, canyons, caves and one can imagine there Sitia. Continue Reading
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