The area of Sitia is blessed by nature and history. If you love the sea, this is the place to find the clearest seas, the most beautiful and quiet beaches. If you like water sports, you will find facilities in many of the beaches. Ancient monuments of great interest from the Minoan and post-Minoan era, can be found all around the surrounding villages, near the city. Large canyons are available for hiking, and numerous caves for spelunking. The depth is of great beauty and interest, to potential divers, with its biodiversity and morphology, the… underwater settlements and the shipwrecks. Lovers of good food will be impressed by the amazing taverns and raki-taverns, around the port with the boats, which are full of life and offer local flavors, as well as European cooking.