Sitia is the capital of the Municipality. It is a beautiful amphitheatric city with a population today of over 12.0000 people. It overlooks the bay of Sitia and it is a peaceful haven for the thousands of Greek and foreign visitors that use it as a starting point in order to visit its 45 villages and taste the traditional Cretan hospitality. It is situated in the Northeastern section of the County, in the western cove of Sitia Bay, 70Km east of Agio Nikolao Lasithiou and it is the seat of the Municipality. It is home of the poet of “Erotokritos” Vitsenzos Kornaros. Sitia has a small airport, whereby it connects to Athens and the Greek Islands.