Chiona is located 22 km away from Sitia and 2 km from Palekastro It is not only offers clear, cool waters but also the traditional soup of Crete, which anyone can enjoy in the picturesque taverns. Along the beach there are trees which generously offer their shade. The bottom is sandy and slightly sloped, which make beach ideal for children and elderly. In the southeastern part of the beach there are some isolated coves ideal for nudism. Next to the beach is one of the most important archaeological sites in Crete, the ancient Palekastro. Strong winds in the region create ideal conditions for windsurfing.