They say that the only way to learn the culture and the traditions of a place, is to come into contact with the local people and be present in every form of their expression! A festival is certainly an authentic way to live in the place that is hosting you. You can listen to traditional Cretan music and dance with the locals, you can taste local cuisine and try the excellent quality raki produced in this place. The festivals at Sitia are the ideal occasion to come close and live the warmth of Cretan hospitality!

These are the most popular festivals in Sitia:

  • Ag. Paraskevi 26/7 in Ziros and Agia Triada
  • Ag. Georgiou, 23/4, in the ruined village Skalia, near Sitano
  • Ag. Marina 17/7, at Exo Mouliana and Myrsini
  • Prophet Elias in 20/7 at Media Mouliana
  • Ag. Panteleimon 27/7 in Russa Church, Hamezi and Schinokapsala
  • Metamorphosis, 6/8, at Exo Mouliana at Agios Stefanos and Zakros
  • Virgin 15/8, at Palekastro, Lastros, Piskokefalo, Tourloti, Sitano
  • Ag. Ioannis 29/8 in Ziros
  • Virgin Mary 8/9 in Lithines
  • Holy Cross 14/9 in Sfaka
  • Ag. Sofias 17/9 in Armeni
  • Virgin Akrotiriani 16/9 at Moni Toplou
  • Ag. Anna 9/12 in Piskokefalo
  • Ag. Triada in Palekastro and Ag. Triada
  • St. Spirit in Armeni

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