Sitia (si-tee-ah) is an attractive seaside town with a big open harbour backed by a wide promenade lined with tavernas and cafes. It’s a friendly place where tourism is fairly low key and where agriculture and commerce are the mainstays. A sandy beach skirts a wide bay to the east of town. Sitia attracts French and Greek tourists, but even at the height of high season the town retains its relaxed atmosphere.
Sitia is a good transit point for ferries to the Dodecanese islands.