Waterfalls in Richtis gorge

Waterfalls in Richtis gorge

Beach near Sitia

Beach near Sitia

Sitia harbor

Sitia harbor

Rock formations in the geopark

Rock formations in the geopark

Local villages

Local villages

Beautiful bridge in gorge of Richtis

Beautiful bridge in gorge of Richtis

Beautiful landscape

Beautiful landscape

Sitia sea front

Sitia sea front

Sitia geopark

Sitia geopark

Deep blue waters

Deep blue waters

Stroll on the beach

Stroll on the beach

Richtis beach

Richtis beach

Local marina

Local marina

Makrigialos beach

Makrigialos beach

Kato Zakrou beach

Kato Zakrou beach

Sunset

Sunset

Alexandros knows the Sitia area like the back of his hand. He also loves the local cretan traditions. He will take his guests along an exciting trekking journey, to the most beautiful off the beaten track hotspots in this area. They will explore the details of the local culture & folklore, including the unknown oral history, and the lifestyle of local people (the itinerary is flexible and may vary according to the time of the year)

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. The numerous areas and natural hotspots of astonishing beauty

  2. Villages that preserve the local traditional architecture

  3. The culture, lifestyle and history of the local people

€99, 6 hrs, 4 persons

Alexandros – Sitia, a trekking journey to natural hotspots & culture

Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

  • Place of ORIGIN: Sitia, Crete

  • LIVES in: Sitia, Crete

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: photography, music, trekking, travelling, reading, traditional cretan get-togethers, traditional cretan music, fishing

  • Has TRAVELLED to: UK, Holland, Nepal, many places in Greece

  • Personal TRAITS: very hospitable and energetic, loves his home place, loves associating with local people & conveying their culture to outsiders

€99, 6 hrs, 4 persons

Booking details

Alexandros Koskinis is your Host

Alexandros is of cretan origin. He was born in the UK and lives in Sitia, Crete. He is an accomplished photographer, offering his professional services to local tourists. His life revolves around the local cretan traditions, and his life quest is to discover and convey them to foreign travelers. He believes that it is his duty, as a member of a younger generation of cretes, to let tourists into the authentic cretan hospitality, culture and lifestyle

  • Place: Sitia, Crete

  • Meeting Point: central Sitia square

  • Timetable: 10.00-16.00

  • Price: 99 euros per person (beverages and transportation are included)

  • Availability: 1 June – 15 September

  • Group size: 4 persons max

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: this is a unique opportunity to discover local spots of amazing beauty, learn about local traditions and culture, associate with local people, and exploit 100s of rare photo opportunities at beautiful places that are little known to outsiders

 

      Sitia, Crete - Where the Experience will take place

What wikipedia says

 

Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. The town has 9,912 inhabitants (2011); the municipality has 18,318 (2011). It lies east of Agios Nikolaos and northeast of Ierapetra. Sitia port is on the Sea of Crete, part of the Aegean Sea[2] and is one of the economic centers of the Lasithi region. European route E75, which ends in Vardø, starts in Sitia. Sitia is served by the Sitia Public Airport. Sitia has not experienced the effects of mass tourism even though there is a long beach along the road leading to Vai and several places of historical interest.

The are a number of sites in the municipality of Sitia that are protected as National Parks, Aesthetic Forests, Wildlife Refuges etc. under national and international laws. Notable examples are:

  • Dionysades Islands which carry many rare and endangered plant species and also serve as a refuge of several animal species (mostly birds and small reptiles), including the falcon, Falco eleonorae, which finds sanctuary here

  • Vai Palm Forest

  • Richtis Gorge and waterfall

The earliest settlement of the town dates back to before Minoan times; excavations in the neighbouring site of Petras have unearthed architectural remains that date back to the end of the Neolithic period 3000 BC and continue throughout the Bronze Age 3000-1050 BC. In addition, there are several Minoan settlements unearthed in the various archaeological sites in the municipality, such as in Itanos and in Mochlos.

Attractions include:

  • Vai forest and beach, the largest natural palm forest in Europe

  • Moni Toplou, founded in the mid 15th century, is one of the most significant monasteries in Crete

  • Kazarma fortress, in the town of Sitia

  • Richtis Gorge and Waterfall at Exo Mouliana village

  • Gorge of the Dead (at Kato Zakros)

  • Various archeological sites with Minoan civilization settlements from the Bronze Age, such as in Itanos and Mochlos

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