The nature of Sitia district remains rich and virgin.
There are many expanded candidate “NATURA areas”
Numerous sites of exceptional natural beauty.
Rare geological forms and sights of geological development.
Ten (10) large gorges and geological crevices.
Three hundred (300) caves of great interest.
Two thousand one hundred (2100) species of self-sown plants, 300 are endemic and there are many aromatic or medicinal plants.
A great number of rare animal and bird species. Her you can find the biggest colony in the world of the Eleanor’s falcon (FALCO DE ELEONORA).
Wide meadows with the protected seaweed kind “Poseidonia”.
The unique in Europe Palm tree forest of Vai.
The beginning of the European path E4.
Many biotopes of mixed Euro-African vegetation (in Vai, Koufonisi etc.)