Sitia or Siteia is a small but charming market town in Lassithiis located in east Crete, 131 km from Heraklion Airport , Prefecture, laid out in a horseshoe shape on the side of a hill in the northeast of the island.

Sitia is the seat of Sitia Municipality and one of the most pleasant and attractive towns in Lassithi, retaining its peaceful atmosphere in spite of tourism and development.

This is aided by the wonderful landscape of Sitia, with its pretty bay, small harbour and mountain peaks on the horizon south of the town.

Holidays in Sitia are ideal for families, as the town has everything on offer and an organised beach. The fact that it is a quiet town means that it mainly attracts individual tourists and families.