Sitia Things to Do
Perivolakia (Kapsa) Gorge
A demanding 1h30 hike on a well-marked path with vertiginous heights while vultures fly above your head. Extra care needed.
Zakros Gorge (Gorge of the Dead)
Minoans were burying their dead in this gorge. The walk is 70 minutes, and there is a restaurant in the end. You can go back walking or with a bus.
Richtis Gorge & Waterfall
Crossing it from the beach it takes an hour and a half but to add difficulty start from the other entrance. Cool off at the waterfall.
Dedicated to St John the Baptist, this otherworldly monastery was founded in the 15th century on a steep rocky slope overlooking the Lybian Sea.
Founded in the 14th century in a wild and deserted landscape, Toplou Monastery stands out for its 33-meters tall bell tower behind its high walls.