The Sitia UNESCO Global Geopark is located in eastern Crete. It includes the wider region of Sitia and the coastal areas from North to South. The boundaries of the Park have been formulated clearly and include an area of 517 Km2. The Geopark is characterized by a wide variety of elements of abiotic and biotic environment and is a unique geo-touristic destination recognized since many years in Crete.
There have been designed 20 geo-trails through which visitors can wander and get to know closely the unique geology, paleontology and the biodiversity of the region, its rich history, culture and everyday life of people living in the Geopark. These routes are clearly marked in nature with information panels, signposts and direction signs along their length. The Sitia Geopark, is ideal for outdoor activities. The athletic caving in one of the many caves and underground rivers is a unique experience. Windsurfing, in one of the most popular beaches in the world for this sport, Kouremenos, where every year brings hundreds of visitors from around the world. Rock Climbing, at the entrance to the Canyon of the Dead from Kato Zakros and other canyons, several climbing routes have been carved out on the vertical limestone cliffs. The canyoning in one of the many gorges in Sitia Geopark with smooth bed that do not require special expertise and equipment, but also for what insiders in this sport in canyons with waterfalls and vertical cliffs.
Within the Park, visitors can find two information centers: the Natural History Museum of Zakros and the Centre of Speleological Research in Karidi. The information centers of the Park provide all necessary information and materials produced for the region, like the various maps, the geo-trails, the geo-sites and all other useful information for the territory.
Tel: +30 28433 41202
Our representatives at Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop
@ Portobelis Crete Holidays
@ Lesvos Geopark