Getting there & away
LANE Lines (28430 25555; www.lane.gr) has weekly ferries from Sitia to Rhodes via Kasos (€19.50, six hours), Karpathos (€19.50, eight hours), Diafani (€17.90, nine hours), Halki (€18.20, 11 hours) and Rhodes (€27, 14 hours).
Departure times change annually, so check locally for latest information.
From Sitia’s bus station (28430 22272) there are six buses a day to Ierapetra (€5.40, 1½ hours), seven buses a day to Iraklio (€13.10, three hours) via Agios Nikolaos (€6.90, 1½ hours), four to Vaï (€3, ½ hour), and two to Kato Zakros via Palekastro and Zakros (€4.50, one hour). Buses to Vaï and Kato Zakros run only between May and October.
Sitia’s airport (28430 24666) opened an expanded international-size runway in 2003, but international flights had yet to operate in 2007.
Olympic Airlines (28430 22270; www.olympicair lines.com; 4 Septemvriou 3) has four weekly flights to Athens (€71, one hour), Alexandroupolis (€80, two hours), three flights a week to Preveza (€80, two hours and 20 minutes) and daily flights to Kasos (20 minutes), Karpathos (one hour) and Rhodes (€47, two hours).