|Elevation||1,476 m (4,843 ft)|
Thrypti (Greek : Θρυπτή) or Sitia mountains (Σητειακά βουνά) is a mountain range in Lasithi in eastern Crete, Greece. It stretches between Ierapetra in the southwest and Sitia in the northeast. Its highest summit, Afentis, is 1,476 m amsl.
Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece, Cyprus and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning more than 3000 years of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Armenian, Coptic, Gothic, and many other writing systems.
A mountain range or hill range is a series of mountains or hills ranged in a line and connected by high ground. A mountain system or mountain belt is a group of mountain ranges with similarity in form, structure, and alignment that have arisen from the same cause, usually an orogeny. Mountain ranges are formed by a variety of geological processes, but most of the significant ones on Earth are the result of plate tectonics. Mountain ranges are also found on many planetary mass objects in the Solar System and are likely a feature of most terrestrial planets.
Lasithi is the easternmost regional unit on the island of Crete, to the east of Heraklion. Its capital is Agios Nikolaos, the other major towns being Ierapetra, Sitia and Neapoli. The mountains include the Dikti in the west and the Thrypti in the east. The Sea of Crete lies to the north and the Libyan Sea to the south.
Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. Crete and a number of surrounding islands and islets constitute the region of Crete, one of the 13 top-level administrative units of Greece. The capital and the largest city is Heraklion. As of 2011, the region had a population of 623,065.
Sitia is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece. The town has 9,912 inhabitants (2011) and the municipality has 18,318 (2011). It lies east of Agios Nikolaos and northeast of Ierapetra. Sitia port is on the Sea of Crete, part of the Aegean Sea and is one of the economic centers of the Lasithi region. European route E75, which ends in Vardø, starts in Sitia. Sitia is served by the Sitia Public Airport. Sitia has not experienced the effects of mass tourism even though there is a long beach along the road leading to Vai and several places of historical interest.
European route E 75 is part of the International E-road network, which is a series of main roads in Europe.
Makry Gialos is a former municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece, with a population 3,894 in 2011. It is located on the south-east coast of Crete. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Ierapetra, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 159.229 km2 (61.479 sq mi). The seat of the municipality was in Koutsouras, 22 kilometers east of Ierapetra. It was established in 1998 when the communities of Schinokapsala, Orino, Stavrochori, Chrisopigi, Aghios Stefanos, Pefki, Lithines and Pervolakia amalgamated into one municipality (Δήμος).
Ziros is a village in the municipality Sitia, Lasithi regional unit, Crete, Greece. It was the seat of government for the former municipality Lefki.
Karydi is a village on the island of Crete, Greece, part of the municipal unit Itanos. It is 25 km from Sitia, 23 km from Palekastro and 600m above sea level. It is reached either by a road that passes through various mountain hamlets or by a new road that branches off the road from Palekastro to Zakros near Adravasti.
Sitia Airport is a small community airport in the region Mponta of Sitia Municipality, on the eastern part of Crete in Greece. The facility is serving the city of Sitia. The airport is located 1 km north/northwest of the city center.
The Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos is a museum in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece. It is currently closed for restoration. No re-opening date is available.
The Archaeological Museum of Sitia is a museum in Sitia of Crete, in Greece. Its collection consists of Minoan-era finds from Sitia, Zakros, Petra and Palaikastro.
Astra Airlines is a Greek regional airline headquartered in Thessaloniki and based at Thessaloniki International Airport.
The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority, abbreviated HCAA, is a department of the Greek government under the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. It is involved in air traffic control, aeronautical communications, airport operations, aircraft registration and inspection, licensing of civil air operators, and personnel certification.
The Dionysades is a small group of islands off Sitia on the northeast coast of Crete. The group includes the islands Gianysada, Dragonada, Paximada, and Paximadaki. Administratively this group comes within the Sitia municipality in Lasithi.
Gianysada is the southernmost island of the small Dionysades group of islands off Sitia on the northeast coast of Crete. The group also includes Dragonada, Paximada, and Paximadaki. Administratively this group comes within the Sitia municipality in Lasithi.
Dragonada, also called Dragonara, is an island within the small Dionysades group of islands off Sitia on the northeast coast of Crete. The group also includes Gianysada, Paximada, and Paximadaki. Administratively this group comes within the Sitia municipality in Lasithi.
Paximada is the northernmost island of the small Dionysades group of islands off Sitia on the northeast coast of Crete. The group also includes Dragonada, Gianysada, and Paximadaki. Administratively this group comes within the Sitia municipality in Lasithi.
Paximadaki is an island within the small Dionysades group of islands off Sitia on the northeast coast of Crete. The group also includes Dragonada, Gianysada, and Paximada. Administratively this group comes within the Sitia municipality in Lasithi. Paximadaki lies off the north coast of the island Dragonada.
Prosfora, is an uninhabited Greek islet, close to the coast of Lasithi, eastern Crete. Administratively it lies within the Sitia municipality of Lasithi.
The Diocese of Hierapetra and Sitia was a Roman Catholic diocese located in the city of Hierapetra in the southeast of the Greek island of Crete when it was under Venetian rule. It was suppressed sometime in the 1600s.
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