The charming destination of Sitia, less than 70 km east of Agios Nikolaos, has year-round appeal but is mostly known as a passage to Vai palm forest in the summertime.
The wider area of Sitia gives way to a variety of beaches, archaeological sites, an array of shops, seafront restaurants, and cafés, and a host of landmark cultural events, such as the annual Mediterranean festival, to entice curious, culture-seeking travelers. You’ll find it hard not to be tempted by its outdoor activity prospects, from child-friendly hikes to kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding.
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Arriving at Sitia harbor, you'll immediately spot the imposing Kazarma Fortress, which dates back to the 13th century. It is an ideal place from which you have a panoramic view of the city. Porto Kaza built close to Kazarma fortress and the old Venetian neighborhood, captured the sense of a unique peaceful seaside living only a breath away from the city center.