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Sitia / East Crete

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From ▶ Sitia, the entire East of ▶ Crete reveals itself for exploration.

The east coast is a short drive away.

There, the famous palm beach of Vai is worth a visit, and so are the ruins of Itanos, the Minoan palace of Roussolakos, and the village of Kato Zakros with it's bay and it's Minoan excavation site.
distance Ierapetra: Beach near Koutsouras
A well paved road leads towards Makrighialos on the south coast, and passing several dream beaches further on to Ierapetra (59 km) with it's picturesque Venetian fortress.
distance Agios Nicolaos: Marina and Katharo Tsivi (1,664 m)
Kato Mera, the old town of ▶ Ierapetra, is of typical Mediterranean flair and has many small shops and workshops where hand-made souvenirs of many kind are offered.

The excavation site of Gournia is located some 51 kms south-west by the road from Aghios Nicolaos to Ierapetra.

The best preserved of all Minoan settlements dates from 1,600 to 1,400 B.C. and presents a network of lanes and stairways as well as a small palace.
One should also not miss to have a tour of the town of ▶ Aghios Nicolaos on the north coast (70 kms) and it's port.


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Contact / Site notice
Itanos S.A.
Karamanli 4
GR-72300 Sitia
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GR-74100 Rethymnon-Pighi
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