Crete, with 1,000 km of coastline, boasts a wide variety of landscapes and coasts. The Sitia area is particularly blessed, with three different seas on three sides: the Sea of Crete to the north, the Sea of Karpathos to the east and the Libyan Sea to the south. Alongside swimming and snorkelling, feel free to enjoy the many organised watersports on offer, such as windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, fishing and scuba diving.
Experience unique moments of freedom, speed and relaxation, as you raise your sail to catch the strong northeasterlies that blow steadily on Kouremenos Beach, justly one of the most famous windsurfing beaches in Europe. There are organised clubs offering state-of-the-art equipment to suit even the most demanding, as well as lessons for those who want to taste the magic of this impressive sport for the first time.
Freedom! The fresh Aegean breeze cool on your skin, the gentle droplets of spray flung up by each wave passing under your bows, and the vast blue of the Cretan sky stretching as far as you can see! Come and experience the feeling of freedom with your family and friends, sailing the seas of East Crete.
In Sitia you can rent a boat for open sea sailing. Sitia is also the home of the Sitia Yacht Club, which offers sailing lessons for children aged 6 to 18 and windsurfing lessons for children and adults.
Visit Sitia and discover the coastline of East Crete, using the power of your arms alone. Enjoy the sense of adventure, coasting where only a kayak can take you: beautiful sandy beaches, secluded coves, sheer cliffs, sea caves, known or awaiting discovery, to gain what Crete truly has to offer: the mystery of the sea.
For the people who live here, fishing is an everyday activity and a must for those who enjoy the beauty of the sea in other ways than swimming.
You can rent a motorboat (by arrangement) for yourself and your family or friends, to enjoy a daily cruise, combining fishing using modern equipment with swimming or snorkelling. And, of course, the local tavernas will be happy to cook your catch for you!
The underwater world of East Crete and Sitia is exceptionally rich in fish, molluscs and marine mammals, due to the combination of the rocky bottom and Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows.
You can dive in selected areas and wonder at the varied flora and fauna and the local wrecks.