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If you want to experience Crete to its fullest check out the Crete travel information we provide you with on this page including all the information you need about how to reach Sitia Crete, Sitia beaches, sightseeing and attractions, as well as local cuisine of Crete.

Travelling to Sitia, Lassithi Crete

How to Reach Bellevue apts

Travel Information

By Air

You can travel to the international airport of Heraklion or to the municipal airport of Sitia from Athens, Thessaloniki, or other international airports.

  1.     Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”: Tel.+30 210 353-1000
  2.     Sitia Municipal Airport: Tel. +30 28430 24424
  3.     Heraklion International Airport: Tel. + 30 2810 397-800
  4.     Olympic Air: Tel. + 30 801 801 01 01 Olympic Air
  5.     Aegean Airlines: Tel. + 30 801-11-20000 Aegean Airlines

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By Sea

You can travel by ferry from the port of Piraeus to Heraklion or Sitia. Please note that there are regular trips to Heraklion all year round while ferries to Sitia depart twice a week in summertime. In order to arrive to Bellevue Apartments from Sitia or Heraklion port you may drive, take the bus or a taxi.

  1.     Piraeus Port: Tel. + Piraeus Port: Tel. +30 14541
  2.     Sitia Port: Tel. +30 28430 22310
  3.     Heraklion Port: Tel. +30 2810 244-934 or +30 2810 244-956


By Bus

Crete has a very well-developed transportation network and good roads. From Sitia you can take the intercity buses to any area in Crete.

Bus Tickets:


Sitia Intercity Bus Station: Tel +30 28430 22272

Other important authorities:

  1.     Sitia Police: Tel. +30 28430 22259
  2.     Sitia Tourist Police: Tel. +30 28430 24200
  3.     Sitia Hospital: Tel. +30 28430 24311 to 4
Welcome To SitiaSitia SightseeingEast Crete Attractions

Sitia is a lively town with approximately 11.000 inhabitants. The district is famous for its con­siderable olive oil production and for the excellent quality of its olive oil and wines. There are numerous local festivals in traditional Cretan style held in villages throughout the summer, which are well worth attending, as well as cultural events in the town.


Sitia is a town that accepts the past and is longing for the modern. There you can sense the hidden magic and peacefulness mixed with life and vividness.


Those who choose to visit Sitia should not miss doing some things.

The Sitia Region is packed with wonderful sites to visit. In and around Sitia City, we suggest visiting:

  •     the Venetian Fortress “Kazarma”
  •     the charming harbour with its small tavernas and shops
  •     the ruins of the Minoan settlement in Petras (close to the Bellevue Hotel)
  •     the Minoan Cemetary in Agia Fotia
  •     the Mid – Minoan Manor in Hamezi
  •     the Ancient Eteocretan City of Praissos
  •     the All Saints Church on Agii Pantes Beach
  •     the Toplou Monastery, with its marvelous frescos and icons, as well as its museum
  •     the Archaeological Museum and the Folklore Museum
  •     the famous Palm Tree Forest in Vai, the only one of its kind in Europe
  •     the Minoan settlement of Palekastro
  •     the Minoan palace in Zakros
  •     the Ancient City of Itanos
  •     the picturesque villages of Mochlos, Palekastro and Roussa Ekklisia

On your way from Airport Heraklion Crete to Sitia you will find other impressive sites and monuments, including:

  •     the Archaeological and Folklore Museums in Agios Nikolaos
  •     the Archaeological Museum in Ierapetra
  •     the Ancient City of Driros
  •     the Pre-Minoan sites of Myrtos and Pachia Ammos
  •     the ruins of the Doric city of Lato in Kritsa
  •     the Post-Minoan settlements of Gournia and Makrygialos
  •     the cave in Milato
  •     the gorges, caves, churches, monasteries and charming villages throughout Lassithi

The Lassithi prefecture is well-known for its wonderful beaches. During your stay at the Bellevue Apartments Hotel in Petras, Sitia Crete you can go to the beautiful beach located just 200 m from the hotel that stretches all the way to Sitia Town.

The nearby beaches of Kouremenos and Chiona are ideal for families with small children and have a fine selection of tavernas that serve delicious fresh fish. Kouremenos Beach is also good for windsurfing. Itanos Beach has soft sand and is ideal for snorkeling. The Palm Tree Beach in Vai, the only one of its kind in Europe, is a very popular beach due to its great beauty and the palm trees that offer shade from the sun.

Other Sitia Lassithi Beaches are Kato Zakros, Makrygialos, Xerokampos (with small bays with turquoise waters and argil for skin treatments). From Makrygialos you can take a tour boat to the isles of Chryssi and Koufonissi, which both have sandy beaches and azure waters, a truly exotic-like setting.

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