The beach of Sitia has been awarded the Blue Flag. It extends from the picturesque city port, to the area of Petras, a distance of two kilometers. The beach is sandy and the sea relatively deep but clear. The view from the beach is wonderful. To the left, you can see the amphitheatrical Sitia, with its castle, Kazarma. To the right, you can see the cape of Sideros. In the distance, you can see the islands of Dyonisades. The biggest part of the beach is organized. There are cafeterias, beach bars, recliners, umbrellas, a lifeguard and water sports facilities. If you do not find an umbrella to sit under, you can only find shade under a tamarix, located at around the half-point of the beach.