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Location type: City
Location address: Greece, Crete, Sitia
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Sitia ( Crete ) is the easternmost city of the island. Located 70 km from Agios Nikolaos, it retains its traditional identity. It is built in a beautiful location, around Sitia bay. The city’s history goes back many centuries. During the Minoan era, Eteia city and the Port of Ancient Prasian flourished in the same location. Eteia was the home of the philosopher Myson, who was one of the seven sages of antiquity. During the Byzantine period it was was a bishopric, which at the time founded many monasteries and churches, which are connected with the history of the place. The Venetians built the fortress Kazarma east of the city, which was destroyed by an earthquake and pirate raids, the ruins are testimony to the suffering witnessed by the city on its long journey.

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