Culture & Tradition

The Sitia town and the tourist developed areas live in the rhythms of a modern cosmopolitan life. Next to this modern everyday reality coexist in a way all the features that define the cultural character of the Cretan folk tradition. For these material and intellectual features, the manners and customs, the ancient habits the vigorous local folk tradition gains distinction as an inexhaustible contemporary cultural entity. This modem folk culture, the continuity of a long and rich Cretan tradition, finds its expression in the innumerable celebrations and festivities where ancient features and attitudes survive up to this day.