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Location: 35 *12'.7 26*06'.5 (light on harbour's outer wall) (28430) 22310
VHF Ch 12,14,19
Sitia is the most eastern harbour in Crete. It is easily seen from the west
after you round Akrotiri Vamvakia. The Venetian fort above the harbour is very
apparent from the west also. There is a lighthouse on the Akotiri that is very
visible during the day. The buildings along the waterfront and of the town are
also apparent from the sea.
Facilities: Sitia has good shopping for all provisions. There is water on the
quay and fuel refill may be arranged. Minor repairs can be done in Sitia. There
are Port Police and Custom Officials but no Immigration as Sitia is not a Port
of Entry. Sitia has a General Hospital as well as private doctors, dentists,
and pharmacies. There are banks, and telecommunication facilities and post offices
with full services. There are also bus connections with Agios Nikolaos, Iraklion
and Ierapetra and car rental agencies. The town of Sitia has many hotels and
Comments: The stern-to bow-to mooring in the harbour provide good protection
from all winds. The harbour entrance is lit by a flashing green light on the
right and a flashing red one on the left.
This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.
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