Sitia (Greek: Σητεία) refers both to a port town, with 8,900 inhabitants (2001) and a municipality, with 19,209 inhabitants (2001) in the far east of Crete, in the peripheral unit of Lasithi. It lies to the east of Agios Nikolaos and to the northeast of Ierapetra. The town is one of the economic centers of the Lasithi region.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 town is visited by few tourists.
The earliest settlement of the town dates back to 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. According to Diogenes Laertius, Sitia was the home of Myson of Chen, one of the Seven Sages of Greece.
The town was later expanded and fortified by the Venetians who used it as a base of operations for the Eastern Mediterranean. During the Venetian occupation, the town was destroyed three times: by an earthquake in 1508, by a pirate attack in 1538 and finally by the Venetians themselves in 1651. Sitia was then conquered by the Ottoman Empire.
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fds (8112) 2011-04-28 10:45
very beautiful light and super colors for this very nice marine
bema (26333) 2011-04-28 11:09
a typical greek seaside view, but i love them a lot!
great colors, perfect sharpness and pov.. thanks for sharing, see you around, filikas Bernd
peppe59 (14551) 2011-04-28 11:51
fantastic landscape for color and clarity, excellent cut and the depth, congratulations.
great job !!!!!
emilbo (22448) 2011-04-28 12:52
Merveilleuse carte postale que tu nous présentes dans toutes sa beauté. Une belle vue sur la ville et une magnifique rangée de bateaux en diagonale. La luminosité est excellente et les couleurs sont splendides.
Toutes mes félicitations,
mesutilgim (83046) 2011-04-28 12:57
Hi dear Danos,
Amazing capture from Crete, with good pov and and amazing sky as background.
Many good and informative notes.
TFS and best regards
ciakgiak (30409) 2011-04-28 13:16
molto bella la panoramica su Sitia, ma è la composizione che fa la differenza, con le barche disposte in diagonale ed una qualità assolutamente perfetta.
Un caro saluto e tanti complimenti.
krzychu30 (15496) 2011-04-28 13:48
beautiful seaside view.The picture is great composed.I like the boats in the foreground and excellent panorama of the Sitia,which looks really nice against the blue sky with its lovely cloud formations.It´s really picturesque and definitely must be great place to visit.
My Best Regards
geoant68 (331) 2011-04-28 14:08
Δάνο γειά σου,
η καθαρή ατμόσφαιρα δημιούργησε μία καταπληκτική φωτογραφία που μοιάζει με καρτ ποστά.Η σειρά με τις βάρκες δίνει βάθος στην σκηνή και η οξύτητα είναι το κύριο χαρακτηριστικό των σπιτιών στην απέναντι πλευρά.
lousat (75566) 2011-04-28 14:18
Hi Danos,this is another beautiful memory for me from my trip in Creta,a beautiful and sunny day to take this colorfull pic,so full of elements and perfect details.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
macjake (55562) 2011-04-28 14:21
well done my friend.
the angular composition creates a good sense of depth and also repetitive patterns. beautiful colors all around the frame. and love the blocks of architecture in the background.
well presented photo
adramad (37345) 2011-04-28 14:32
Wonderful postcard of this beautiful place, you have chosen a nice POV with the line of boats from the foreground lead the eye towards the city in the background, a curious grouping of buildings that climb the hill.
Great handling of light with a beautiful and vivid color, the beautiful sky adds charm to the composition.
Have a nice day. Best regards.
sandpiper (6788) 2011-04-28 14:39
A nice row of boats leading teh eye around the harbour to the town. Good composition and colours
siamesa (27739) 2011-04-28 18:45
Boa noite Danos
Splendid colors of the sea. Very nice the view of the city and the anchored boats. Superb composition.
Sonata11 (33225) 2011-04-28 20:16
a very beautiful composition with great framework. Wonderful picture of this seaside city with excellent sharpness, super clarity, fantastic POV, fantastic depth and amazing blue sky. Perfectly well done.
I love it.
All the best,
pajaran (51272) 2011-04-28 22:06
Vrlo interesantna istorija starog grada ...
Dobar snimak sa pogledom preko camaca na deo grada i nebo sa belim oblacima, lepa fotografija.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, moje cestitke.
Prijatan dan sa lepim vremenom.
Very interesting history of the old town ...
Good clip with a view over the boats on part of the sky with white clouds, beautiful photos.
A good text and composition, my congratulations.
Nice day with beautiful weather.
All the best.
Giorgio (11279) 2011-04-28 23:05
- Nice village always in marine ambience and vacations Danos, boats in foreground are undeniable plus, true colors and beautiful light + nice cloudy sky add more, bravo !
dkmurphys (48446) 2011-04-29 2:01
Fine port composition. Quite a picturesque shot, well taken.
Enjoy a beautiful weekend.
jemaflor (83757) 2011-04-29 2:04
beautiful composition with the diagonal formed by these boats, nice colors with the blue boat in the fg, lovely light too, well managed.
ikeharel (56066) 2011-04-29 3:26
Typical scene on Greek towns along the sea - but a magnificent compo. with vivid colors in image.
jhm (138244) 2011-04-29 4:27
An combination between a marina in foreground and an city in background gives always a very attractive picture
You chose an excellent angle this care for a pleasant picture
Splendid depth and good perspective picture.
Very well done, TFS.
raszid62 (18583) 2011-04-29 6:16
Το όμορφο χωριό της Σίτα βρίσκεται μεταξύ της θάλασσας και τα σύννεφα. Όμορφα πολύχρωμα σπίτια, και όπως οι περισσότερες πόλεις στην Ελλάδα, η πόλη κυριαρχείται από ένα παλιό φρούριο. Cool σκάφος στη μαρίνα. Εξαιρετική σύνθεση και υπέροχα χρώματα.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-04-29 6:36
An impressice sky very well colected and an image very well composed. The alignment of small boats in the BG lern the glance and give depht to the image. The well colouerd houses in the B G give a very pleasant graphic effect.
ruisc_pt (10527) 2011-04-29 8:22
Great POV showing the alignement of the boats in the foreground driving our eyes to the city.
josepmarin (57711) 2011-04-29 9:59
a nice composition with the boats aligned in diagonal, which take our look towards the crowded architecture of the city in background, that have a good contrast with the blue sky.
The clouds are very aesthetic elements that add more beauty to this elegant postcard.
I like the good luminosity and the high chromatic level that you have obtained in this great work.
Well done, my friend.
Cricri (105331) 2011-04-29 10:11
Bon cadrage et perspective des bateaux, la ville qui longe la mer, un ciel très beau et puis cette lumière et ces couleurs splendides, belle composition
magalik (6103) 2011-04-29 12:27
As I love ports, I have always pleasure to discover new ones.
I prefer the charm of the white houses of Kyklades, more typical according to me, they frees more calm too.
You well composed this image with the boats in foreground and well played with the clouds to well balance the composition.
The sea in Greece has really a single color I think.
Have a good WE.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-04-29 12:40
a spectacular view with beautiful lights and colours, the composition is attractive, I like the POV and the atmosphere of the photo, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
papagolf21 (85486) 2011-04-29 13:58
Bonsoir, cher ami Danos,
Ville historique emplie de charme et de beauté. Difficile de ne pas résister aux sirènes de ces charmants villages au bord d'une mer prenant la couleur de pierre précieuse.
Une très bonne photographie, une fois de plus !
Vasa (16760) 2011-04-29 14:59
you cannot ask better time for your photo safari - we cannot ask better result. It is Sitia for my soul. Friendly
PS. Today president of Greece was in Belgrade. Dear guest!
vasilpro (40933) 2011-04-29 15:14
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Πολύ όμορφη η άποψη της Σητείας με τις βαρκούλες σε πρώτο πλάνο κάτω από έναν ωραιότατο γαλάζιο ουρανό και με τα συννεφάκια να κάνουν τη φωτογραφία σου τρισδιάστατη, εξαιρετικά χρώματα και φωτισμός.
Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης.
fabianoleite (9373) 2011-04-29 15:24
The line of boats formed a great pattern, matching the houses and buildings on the background in a beautiful drawing. Good work!
baddori (19417) 2011-04-30 2:34
Ho un problema personale con una barca da 55 tn.
Quindi se vedo marine ...mi ritorna il pensiero .
Ottima foto e pescherecci e barche da diporto bel alate e rimessate che ...fanno una perfetta figura.
yedirenk (11244) 2011-04-30 14:27
Hi dear friend Danos,
a wonderful postcard from Sitia.dark blue sea,lovely boats and cloudy sky are eye catcher.very nice atmosphere,very nice city.tfs
nilotpal_patra (1684) 2011-04-30 20:47
Namaskar Danos Kounenis,
It is realy, realy a Wonderful Picture. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV. TFS.
mvdisco (17758) 2011-04-30 21:08
Beautiful post Card well presented here with a nice landscape and marina of Sitia,
Beautiful tone of colors and light,
lovely sky and great old architecture,
Great composition too,
s_lush (16134) 2011-04-30 22:40
This seaport with typical Greek architecture, where the white is predominant color, looks great in you picture between the blue of the sea and the blue of the wonderfully clouded sky. The boats in the foreground add more colorfulness to this beautiful scene. Excellent presentation of this picturesque seaside town!
COSTANTINO (54493) 2011-05-01 3:00
Kalo mina ,
Me mia omorfi kalokairini skini apo thn omorfi Sitia,
omorfi prooptiki,me megalo vathos pediou,kai wraia xrwmata,
Atousa (7131) 2011-05-01 7:09
A nice shot of this beautiful place.. I like the composition with the row of the boats n the houses on the hill under the great cloudy sky.. well captured.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
UlfE (14641) 2011-05-01 8:32
Beuatiful scene. I really like your composition with the line of boats diagonally across the photo, the town climbing up the hillside and the very nice blue sky with white clouds. TFS and have a nice Sunday evening!
subhendu_bagchi (25599) 2011-05-01 11:27
what a beautiful perspective you have presented here. Like the colourful atmosphere very much. The composition is superb. The diagonal created by the boats is superb and is looking nice with those buildings at BG. Light is perfect and the depth is nice. Great shot. Tfs.
TopGeo (38202) 2011-05-01 11:31
Γειά σου Δάνο! Καλό Μήνα!
Η καλοκαιρία και το φιλτράκι έδωσαν χρώματα και λεπτομέρειες,ικανοποιητικές! με προοπτική καθαρότητα και καλή επιλογή του πλάνου! ίσως αφαιρούσα λίγο από δεξιά, και την οριζόντια γραμμή!
gunbud (34066) 2011-05-01 17:18
This beautiful harbor steeped in ancient history looks very compelling with the neatly moored boats and that specail sky looming over the beautiful harbor homes.
Stunning colors and great sharpness to this splendid coastal scene.
Royaldevon (28641) 2011-05-02 1:18
Good Morning Danos,
A wonderful tranquility oozes from the shot, or maybe I am remembering the agreeable pace of life!
The boats are well positioned, creating an interesting but compelling lead towards the houses, clustered up the hilside.
The bright blue boat is an attractive f/g feature and helps to give that sense of depth.
My warm regards,
sacavem (18610) 2011-05-02 9:17
Well photographed the curved line of this beautiful coastal village.
Amazing POV and amazing sky as background.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-05-02 9:21
porticciolo ben animato con la fila di barche ad aprire la scena.
Buona la luce e il panorama con le tante case sulla costa.
humayun (2919) 2011-05-02 10:55
a very nice image and good pov........
good work i like it..........
delpeoples (53001) 2011-05-02 15:38
Geia sou dear Danos
This beautiful village reminds me of so many fishing ports in Southern Italy. The colours and characteristic boats are wonderful. You have obtained a brillinat POV and I congratulate you on this lovely photo.
pierrefonds (56472) 2011-05-03 5:21
The boats are sending my eyes toward the buildings and houses which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the buildings and houses. The quality of the light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
abmdsudi (42664) 2011-05-03 10:28
A very pleasant seaview of a beautiful marina with colorful boats lead the viewers in. A well composed picture with lots of interests with stunning effect and great depth. A very eye catching background, clusters of houses on the slopes providing a stunning contrast againts the rich blue sky. Excellent framing, perfect light management and clarity. Fantastic photo, really gorgeous! Great take my friend, Well done
Graal (96799) 2011-05-03 23:51
nice town by sea. Great colours and light. An interesting presentation, well note and done photo. I like it.
Have a nice day.
JCG (35129) 2011-05-04 8:02
What a beautiful row of boats to bring us up nicely this charming coastal town. Despite a light tilt to the right, I like the balance of your composition and depth of the image. The colors and light nothing wrong, it's always excellent. Nice look and thank you for your interesting note Danos.
With all my friendships and a good end afternoon
Fis2 (84598) 2011-05-05 13:12
Nicely place, super climate.
Good frame and colors.
dip (23594) 2011-05-06 1:30
Geia sou Dano,
simera epistrateusa oli mou tin oreksi gia na grapso merikes kritikes sto TE:)
oraia foto apo tin Siteia me tis varkes sto proto plano na dimiourgoun kali prooptiki pou odigei to vlemma sti poli,
i poiotita tis fotografias antaksia tis 5D, os sunithos:)
bayno (18342) 2011-05-06 4:15
Nice shot, looks like a beautiful postcard, excellent choice of POV and the management depth of field, sharpness and colors are superb. Nice presentation.
paura (47166) 2011-05-06 5:19
Uma beleza de paisagem que você nos mostra em fotografia muito bem elaborada e executada. Lindo trabalho, amigo.
nikkitta (14618) 2011-05-06 15:21
Very nice capture with so real and nice colors, deep blue sea, light blue in sky and also the boat
Like the BG with the houses looking at the sea, typical Greek view
Greetings and good week end
amaryllis (34441) 2011-05-07 0:34
une belle présentation de ce petit port avec ces bateaux, une belle luminosité sur la ville , un cadrage excellent
claudeD (32097) 2011-05-07 12:15
I like this seaside scenery very much.Excellent colors and very good composition.Very good sharpness and clarity.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
kordinator (16415) 2011-05-12 2:49
Excellent composition,elegant croped.
Lovely sailboats in the harboras wonderful motive.
Nice modern architecture in the background.
Fine colors and sharpness, amazing light.
Clouds on blue sky are fantastic.
Excellent composition and presentation.
Best regards my friend
Angshu (55407) 2011-05-12 6:46
The boats create a good lead-in. The light is good & the picture therefore has a good luminescence. The converging perspective of the boats & the shore line to the left is another interesting feature. Good work!
Juntas (7960) 2011-05-12 9:22
Hi Danos. You've done a very nice comosition here with the row of boats creatng a beautiful effect. ^The colors are nice and light was well managed. Great contrast, good sharpness and depth. A fine job well done.
Have a nice evening.
clic (14742) 2011-05-12 14:32
Geiasou Danos and thanks.
A little bit of vivid colors for seasoning the warmer tones of distant city and, of course, an appealing L-shaped setup compose this magnificent poster!
siolaw (38274) 2011-05-14 6:05
Geia sou Danos,
The row of boats provide good depth to the scene and also give some graphism.
Impeccable colours and sharpness.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-07-05 13:30
A great season for your Greece is about to begin. A very atmospheric photo. I like these little boats. Large cruse-ships are also nice, but for me, these little one are just fine. Through your series of photographs, I am getting to know your beautiful Greece little by little. Thank you Danos for this image.
Very best regards,
jusninasirun (17160) 2012-03-13 0:05
I like the exposure and colors in this composition. Details are fabulous and the view is amazing. Nice day for good picture and walk around this place.
Thanks and kind regards,
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2012-11-05 11:36
Είναι τοσο ζωντανή πού νομίζει κανείς ότι βρίσκεται εκεί και περπατάει στο λιμάνι. Ομορφα χρώματα, καμία υπερβολή στον φωτισμό, υπέροχος ουρανός και μια ελληνικότατη θάλασσα!Ολα εχουν τήν σφραγίδα σου!
Miguel82 (22865) 2014-06-19 19:52
Pleasant sight of the harbour, many boats are moored waiting the moment to go to the sea, excellent view of the architecture in the bg, have a nice day Danos
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (85785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-18
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA PRO1 Digital 77mm mC PL-C
- Exposure: f/22, 1/45 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Krete again
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-28 10:43