1,5 km East of Sitia lies the traditional "PETRAS" group of houses. Further up from today's "PETRAS", a Minoan city is being excavated. A major building of the late Minoan Period with luxurious rooms of the roof which was destroyed has been revealed. Many more buildings have been excavated and worthwhile objects and items were found.
Sitia is a meeting point for different people all over the world and for very ancient civilizations. Its geographical position -being the farther east port of Crete- its natural characteristics and its historical course makes Sitia an extraordinary good combination of differences well combined together.
Nature, light, people become live myths. Different historical moments, links of the same chain that holds steadily together the mysterious past with the charming live present.
Here lies the ancient "Gate of the East", Europe can be heard by its name for the first time in this town. The acquaintance with Sitia doesn't only mean the feeling of warm and bright sun, the crystal sea, the virgin land, the winds which refresh summer seasons. To come to know this magic corner of Crete is at the same time a charming journey to the ancient sources of European Civilization and an initiation to the live tradition of today, a tradition which has been created by the combination of nice landscapes, long history and the hospitable soul of Sitia. All above are existing in full harmony and can give a dynamic environment to your unforgetable holidays.