In fact, the water is so clean and transparent that you can go for a swim in the middle of town.
Each beach in province has its own characteristics that make them unique. Sitia has a long and protected from the current beach. Dionysades uninhabited island cuts off strong currents and prevents wave development at the beach. Usually busy during high season but never really crowded. Bars have umbrellas to the front of the beach, but you can still lay your towel. If you prefer staying active you can play volleyball at beach court, or you can explore the bottom of the sea and discover Sitia’s boat shipwreck.
Other popular beaches are Vai, Erimoupoli, Kouremenos, Maridati, Kato Zakros and Xerokampos are not all accessible with public transport.