Its high mountains, plateaus, and canyons, harmonically combined with valleys and sandy beaches are home to the Sitian Olive Groves on the southeast tip of Crete. Approximately 2,500,000 olive trees generously provide their multi-awarded fruit. The exceptional soil and climate conditions of the Mediterranean, European, and African landscape ensure the rich aromatic substances in the olive.
It is 70km away from the capital of the province, Agios Nikolaos. The city of Sitia is build amphitheatrically by the seaside on Bonda hill. Music, mantinades, lyrists, and traditional sweets are some of the things it is famous for.
Sitia is relatively isolated from the rest of Crete because of its geographical location. This has induced the formation of its own special character. Tourism, even if corrupted, has allowed for Sitia to remain intact. Sitians are quite aware of this and enjoy this reality in their own special way.
The only place on Crete, where Greek tourists are more than the foreign ones!