Top Sitia Hotels: Where to Stay in Sitia, Crete

Hotels in Sitia town Crete

If you’re gearing up to soak up the captivating vibe of Sitia in East Crete and searching for the perfect accommodation to elevate your experience, you’ve landed in the right spot! In this guide, I will offer details of the best places to stay. Let’s delve into the heart of this gorgeous Lasithi town and uncover the ultimate Sitia hotels and all the best places to lay your head in style!

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Best Hotels in Sitia, Crete

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Seaside walk, Sitia.

Sitia is a small but gorgeous town in Lasithi, East Crete. It’s a great place to start a fascinating exploration journey in one of the island’s most remote corners. The small town is a good base for visiting Vai Palm Tree Beach, the ancient Toplou Monastery, and the Minoan Palace of Kato Zakros.

But that’s not all; there are plenty of things to do in Sitia, such as visiting the Venetian Fortress or Kazarma or walking along the seaside promenade after a cocktail at night.

Besides, Sitia is a few kilometers from Richtis Gorge, home to one of the most attractive waterfalls in Crete, and about 70 km east of the capital of the Lasithi Region, the town of Agios Nikolaos.

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Kazarma Fortress, Sitia.

If this small town sounds like an attractive place to stay in Crete, you will want to find the right place to stay in the area. I recommend checking out these properties before you book!

Sitia Beach City Resort & Spa

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Located a short walk from the city center, Sitia Beach Resort and Spa is a 5-star hotel with three swimming pools, a tennis court, and a spa. It has rooms with sea, pool, or garden views.

The hotel is on a private beach in Sitia Bay and offers a poolside snack bar for drinks and light meals and show cooking at the buffet-style restaurant. There is also an indoor bar with sea views.

The resort’s spa has a sauna, a hammam, and a gym. Sitia Airport is less than 2 km away. Transportation links to Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos are available within 300 meters. Free private parking on-site is available.


Palazzo di Sitia Luxury Suites

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Centrally located, the home features all the amenities of a 5-star hotel. The adult-only property is in a quiet neighborhood, on the edge of the busy restaurant area by the harbor, and offers breathtaking beach views.

The non-smoking rooms feature a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom.

The hotel is only 24 km from Vai Palm Forest and just minutes from Sitia Public Airport.


GM exclusive Luxury Suites & SPA

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These luxury suites have received great reviews and are less than 1 km from Sitia Beach. They feature allergy-free rooms, a terrace, and a garden.

The aparthotel has family rooms with sea views and facilities for disabled guests. All units have air conditioning, a seating area, a dining area, and a kitchen with an oven, a coffee machine, and a fridge.

There’s also a fitness center available. The place is about 3 km from Karavopetra Beach and 24 km from Vai Palm Forest.


Sitia Bay

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This self-catering accommodation is on the sandy beach of Sitia, just a 5-minute walk from the town center. It has a garden, a pool with hydromassage, a rooftop terrace, and a play area for kids.

The property offers self-catering accommodation. Rooms have a well-equipped kitchen with an electric kettle, oven, and fridge.

The hotel’s on-site cafeteria serves continental breakfast daily. Guests can relax and watch the sunset on the rooftop terrace. Additional facilities include a small gym and a sauna.

The hotel is 86 km from Heraklion International Airport.


Hotel Sea Breeze

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This hotel is only 2 km east of Sitia, a short drive from the best beaches in Lasithi.

The property features affordable accommodation, offering large rooms with sea views and amenities such as a well-equipped kitchen with a fridge and air conditioning.

There is also a café bar on the premises, while parking and wireless internet are free. The hotel offers excellent value for money in Sitia and boasts excellent reviews.



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There are also good online reviews for this Sitia hotel, which features a prime location on Sitia’s waterfront, only 200 meters from the beach.

This hotel offers modern rooms and a roof garden with sea and city views. All guestrooms have en-suite facilities, a balcony, and modern amenities, including satellite TV. Buffet-style breakfast is included in the room rate. A bar and restaurant overlooking the water also serves traditional Greek and Cretan dishes.

The beachfront property has an outdoor swimming pool, a spa center, facilities for disabled guests, and free parking.


Sitia Cozy Apartment

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This hotel offers excellent value for money. It is located 700 meters from Sitia Beach and 2.7 km from Karavopetra Beach.

The recently renovated property features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony, luggage storage space, and private check-in and check-out.

The small but charming apartment has a bedroom, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views. This is a non-smoking accommodation.


Whether you’re a fan of seaside serenity, this city’s historical elegance, or authentic local vibes, you will certainly find the right vacation destination in Crete’s Sitia!

Now that you’re armed with this guide, treat yourself to an unforgettable stay in town!

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Gabi Ancarola

I have lived in Chania, Crete, since 2016. As a local, I have an intimate knowledge of the island. I host culinary and concierge tours and experiences in Crete and write about the island for several travel media. During the last five years, I have helped many travelers plan the perfect holiday in Crete. I co-authored DK Eyewitness Top 10 Crete and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person could ever handle.

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