The Venetian villa Dei Mezzo, also known as the Seragio by the locals, is a once three-storied tower located at the village of Etia in eastern Crete, in the region of Sitia. The name of the village translates to “willow tree” in Greek even though it is uncertain how the connection was made.
Le nom Kazarma est dérivé du vénitien Casa di Arma, qui signifie caserne ou armurerie. En effet, il s'agissait des casernes de la garnison vénitienne, le quartier général de l'armée de la ville fortifiée de Sitia. Les murs de Sitia, qui s'élevaient aussi haut que la forteresse, ont été construits en même temps que la Kazarma, à la fin de l'époque byzantine.
Sitia took its name from the ancient city of Itia or Itida which was located a little east of the current city. Itia was inhabited since the Bronze Age and experienced great prosperity during the 2nd century AD. It is also assumed to be the homeland of Myson, one of the seven sages of antiquity.