Sitia ferries connect Crete with Dodecanese Islands, Cyclades Islands & Athens with crossings available to Heraklion (in Crete), Karpathos, Kasos, Rhodes, Chalki & Diafani (in Dodecanese Islands), Milos, Thira & Anafi (in Cyclades Islands) & Piraeus (in Athens). Sailings from Sitia are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 10 ferry crossings daily from Sitia with sailing durations starting from 2 hours 45 minutes. Our Sitia ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
The small and compact nature means it is possible to cover much of the island by foot.
Grand, imposing mountains, ancient ruins comprising the Old Town and cool, welcoming cafes and tavernas frequenting the harbour – Sitia is the quintessential small Greek town. Unlike many of the Greek islands, and much of Crete as well, there is little tourism in the town, instead the historical architecture stands proud against the gradual modernisation of heavily donned holiday destinations. Towering at the top of the itinerary for history lovers is the Iera Moni Toplou, a remarkable structural design, exemplifying the infrastructure that defined Sitia for many centuries. The castle is the standout attraction, yet to simply wander around the Old Town provides plenty of cultural stimulation.
Ancient ruins are generally regarded as the most aesthetically pleasing aspect of Greece, yet the natural beauty gracing the landscape is worth the visit to Sitia in itself. A plethora of walking trails afford spectacular views of the encompassing sea and glorious mountainside, proving the perfect spot to take enviable photos. The pinnacle of serenity is perhaps Richtis Gorfe, a small gorge with flowing water passing through at a gentle pace – symbolic of Sitia’s sleepy ambience.
Sitia is a small port town and municipality on the island of Crete, an island laying to the southeast of the Greek mainland. Many ferry routes depart the port each day, heading to nearby islands belonging to Greece, as well as Piraeus on the east coast of Greece.