On January 13 at 12.00 the Sitia Municipal Airport new Terminal “Vitsentzos Kornaros” will be inaugurated.
The airport is named “Vitsentzos Kornaros” to honor one of the main representatives of Cretan literature and author of “Erotokritos” narrative poem.
Sitia Airport is located in the area of Bonda of the Municipality of Sitia in eastern Crete, 1km approximately northwest of the city center. Its operation began in 1984 and from then until today serves a wide range of passengers. Since 2003 a new runway has been built length of 2,074 meters, three new traffic lanes and two new aircraft stands.
Connections and access
Sitia Airport can be accessed by car from the main road along the northern coast. The town of Sitia is just a few minutes drive from the airport. Agios Nikolaos is 67.7 km away from Sitia, about 1 hour and 6 minutes by car.
Sitia is a coastal town located in north-eastern Crete and belongs to the prefecture of Lasithi. Sitia Airport is connected to Athens and the Aegean islands.
Just 20km from Sitia visitors can enjoy the beautiful palm beach of Vai and swim in its crystal clear waters. Also, they can make a splash on the beaches of Makris Gialos and Sitia. All three beaches have been awarded with the blue flag of the European Union.
Museums and sights
In the city, visitors will have the opportunity to see the Archaeological Museum, which includes artifacts from 3500BC to 500AD coming from the region of Sitia, the fortress castle or Kazarma, which constituted the guard barracks or the headquarters during the Venetian period, the Folklore Museum with exhibits from the 19th century and the early 20th and the museum-showroom of local products.
In Sitia visitors can enjoy various entertainment options depending on their taste and desire.
Sleeping in Airports published its annual survey on best and worst airports as rated by travellers based on their overall airport experience.
They ranked their experience based on:
- Comfort (Gate seating & availability of rest zones)
- Services, facilities & things to do
- Food options
- Customer service
- Navigation and ease of transit
Top 10 Worst Airports in Europe
- Heraklion International Airport, Greece (HER)
- Santorini National Airport, Greece (JTR)
- Rhodes International Airport, Greece (RHO)
- Paris Beauvais–Tillé, France (BVA)
- London Luton Airport, United Kingdom (LTN)
- Rome Ciampino International Airport, Italy (CIA)
- Chania International Airport, Greece, Greece (CHQ)
- Cluj International Airport, Romania (CLJ)
- Berlin Schönefeld Airport, Germany (SXF)
- Berlin Tegel Airport, Germany (TXL)
At these airports travellers reported long queues, inefficient staff, dirty bathrooms’ lack of air conditioning, a lack of seating and overcrowding.
Sleeping in Airports however says travellers should not to let the airport experience colour an otherwise delightful Greek island holiday, says website.