Sitia (gr.: Σητεία) is the smallest of the three cities after agio Nikolaos and Ierapetra with somewhat more than 9,000 inhabitants in the east of Crete. It is the rural center of the region coined/shaped by expanded cultivation of olive in the governmental district leaving. The routistic offers are meager, why the city could receive as only its Gepräge typical on Crete. The new international airport , which should be transferred to its regulation in the summer 2004, lain on a Hochebene over the city, lies still fallow and only as regional airport for internal-Greek flights is used (conditions: July 2005).
Most famous son of the city is a poet Vincenzos Kornaros, which wrote the verse novel Erotokritos. The work is considered to the earlymodern kretischen literature as the most important.
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objects of interest
- archaeological museum Sitia
archaeological places in the district Sitia
- Itanos (minoisch/dorische port)
- Káto Zákros (minoischer palace)
- monastery Tóplou
- Palékastro (minoische city)
nature scenes in the district Sitia
- palm beach of Vai
- hand racing high level