Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Sissi

Our Selection of Best Hotels in Sissi

  • 8.3 / 10
  • Main Street

Consisting of 9 traditional buildings scattered in flower-filled gardens, this hotel perfectly combines the services of a 4-star establishment and a friendly atmosphere.

In this wonderful setting of lush green gardens accented by bright flora, you can take a relaxing dip in our large outdoor pool, surrounded by sun loungers. At a distance of only 100 metres lies the picturesque natural harbour of Sissi, a well-known fishing village. To the west, you can find the tourist resorts of Hersonissos and Malia with its archaeological sites, while to the east, there is another very popular resort, Agios Nikolaos. After a day of exploring, you can return to a delicious meal at Maritimo Beach Hotel. Dine on the terrace with the magnificent sea view and choose from international, Greek and Creten cuisine. The hotel regularly hosts Greek nights with folk dancing, the perfect way to round off another perfect day in Crete.

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€88

/night

  • 150 m
  • SISI LASITHIOU CRETE

Situated in Sissi, within 600 metres of Boufos Beach and 1.2 km of Avlaki Beach, Eco Dome Resort features accommodation with a restaurant and a bar, and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is set 2 km from Kalimera Kriti Beach, 26 km from Lake Voulismeni and 29 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 43 km away and Venetian Walls is 44 km from the hotel.

The rooms in the hotel are fitted with a coffee machine. At Eco Dome Resort rooms come with air conditioning and a private bathroom.

Speaking Greek and English at the reception, staff are willing to help at any time of the day.

The Palace of Knossos is 46 km from the accommodation, while Lixnostatis Folk Museum is 13 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 37 km from Eco Dome Resort.

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€198

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  • 210 m
  • 8.2 / 10
  • Sissi Lasithi Greece

Boasting a 1500 m2 spa centre, outdoor swimming pool and 6 bars, Sentido Vasia Resort & Spa is peacefully set in the picturesque fishing village of Sissi.

All stylish suites and room at Sentido Vasia Resort & Spa open to a furnished veranda or balcony. Some suites boast a private swimming pool. Each comes with a private bathroom, while some are also fitted with hydromassage facilities.

Sumptuous buffet breakfast can be enjoyed every morning. Guests may taste Greek, Mediterranean, Italian and gourmet cuisine at the 4 on-site restaurants.

Guests may pamper themselves at the spa centre, while more energetic ones can play tennis or football at the on-site sports facilities.

The scenic village of Agios Nikolaos is 25 km, while Heraklion is 45 km away. Heraklion International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

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€186

/night

  • 330 m
  • 8.6 / 10
  • Sissi

Located in Sissi, Koutrakis Suites by Estia offers accommodation with a shared swimming pool.

All suites come with a living area and flat-screen, satellite TV. A mini fridge, electric kettle and minibar are also provided.

There is room service at the property.

Heraklio Town is 45 km from Koutrakis Suites by Estia, while Hersonissos is 20 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 40 km from the property.

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€78

/night

  • 380 m
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Sissi

This 5-star resort is situated in the beautiful seaside village of Sissi. It features an impressive fresh-water swimming pool equipped with fibre-optical effects, and a state-of-the-art spa with indoor pool.

Guest rooms have private terraces overlooking the tropical gardens and the Cretan landscape. Some have private pools, and all come with high-speed internet connection and a flat-screen TV.

Gourmet cooking from Crete and around the world is proposed at Elea Restaurant, offering panoramic mountain views. Guests are welcomed on arrival with sherry or afternoon tea and are provided with 16-hour room service.

Castello’s pride is its luxurious spa centre, which includes a sauna, steam bath, fitness room and a beauty salon.

Castello Boutique Resort exclusive guest services include limousine rental, indoor garage with private parking for each room and express check-in/check-out.

  • 420 m
  • 8.9 / 10
  • Sissi Lasithiou

Set in Sissi, 1.6 km from Boufos Beach, Vasia Sea Retreat offers accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. Lake Voulismeni is 27 km from the hotel and Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 29 km away.

At the hotel, the rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Vasia Sea Retreat provides some units with sea views, and all rooms come with a balcony. All guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

Avlaki Beach is 1.9 km from the accommodation, while Kalimera Kriti Beach is 2.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 37 km from Vasia Sea Retreat, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€149

/night

  • 630 m

What to Know Before Visiting Sissi

Apartments and hotels in Sissi from Crete Island

Sissi, an idyllic coastal village located 45 kilometres east of Heraklion in Eastern Crete, unfolds as a delightful surprise to visitors.

Upon your arrival at Sissi, you will immediately grasp the unique charm of this serene village. A stark contrast to neighbouring Malia or nearby Hersonissos, Sissi trades bustling tourist crowds and numerous bars for a calm and unhurried pace of life.

Navigating through Sissi

Sissi’s main road, while not an exceptional sight in itself, is dotted with quaint hotels, rental rooms, tourist shops and snack bars. The irregular parking and occasional traffic might seem off-putting but don’t be discouraged. This road eventually leads to a picturesque little port in the rich, blue sea — the true essence of Sissi.

The Picture-perfect Port of Sissi

Unveiling itself at the end of the main road, the port of Sissi is a sight to behold. Framed by azure waters, it emanates an idyllic and tranquil ambience. While parking might be scarce near the port, ample parking space is available just a short distance away, near the beach tavernas.

This naturally crafted harbour, a product of sea currents forming a deep and narrow bay, is guarded by a small stone wave-breaker. Its depth can easily lead one to believe it to be a river’s estuary, although it’s not.

Sissi: A Blend of Beauty and History

Not merely a pretty picture, the port of Sissi has a unique historical background too. During the Cretan revolution, it played a strategic role in aiding the brave Lassithi rebels by serving as a spot for unloading guns and munitions. Now, local fishing boats dock at the pier, presenting a quaint sight of fisherwomen cleaning the day’s catch by the shore.

The Alluring Culinary Scene

This fresh catch often ends up in Sissi’s tavernas, attracting locals from Heraklion and beyond. A useful tip for newcomers is the golden rule of dining: if the locals eat there, it’s likely the food is excellent!

Exploring the Sandy Shore and Lush Gardens

Opposite the port, a small sandy beach invites visitors for a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters, often calm due to the wave-breaker. Following the beach, a beautiful hotel garden graces the landscape with swaying palms and vibrant flowers — one of Crete’s most picturesque sights, further enhancing the allure of Sissi’s port.

The architect of these hotel gardens, though unknown, indeed deserves praise for supplementing nature’s splendour and contributing to the tranquillity of Sissi, a sanctuary from the bustling neighbouring villages.

Experiences Beyond the Quaint Port

In Sissi, you can revel in the peace, admire the scenic beauty, and enjoy delightful cuisine at the seafront tavernas. Adventure seekers can explore the nearby beaches, walking along the shore until they find a place that feels just right.

Adventure and History around Sissi

For the more adventurous or curious, the nearby Malia archaeological site and Milatos, with its tragic cave history and popular seaside tavernas, offer interesting day trips. Other fascinating spots include the monastery of Saint George of Selinaris, the traditional village of Vrahassi, the scenic Lassithi Plateau, the historic Spinalonga island, and Agios Nikolaos with its lake and the luxurious hotels of Elounda.

There’s no shortage of sights to discover, limited only by your willingness to explore. So, whether you seek tranquillity or adventure, Sissi offers a unique and memorable experience.

Sissi is a picturesque village that boasts not only stunning natural beauty but also a fascinating history. During the Cretan Revolution, which took place from 1866-1869, Sissi played a pivotal role in the fight against the Ottoman Empire. The village served as a crucial location for the rebels to upload guns and munitions, making it a strategic stronghold. Despite its turbulent past, Sissi has managed to maintain its traditional charm and remains a popular destination for tourists seeking an authentic Cretan experience. Visitors can wander through the village’s narrow streets, marvel at the traditional architecture, and indulge in fresh seafood at one of the many seaside tavernas. Sissi offers a unique blend of history, nature, and culture that is sure to leave a lasting impression on any traveller.

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Best Villas in Sissi

  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Σεισίου

Set in Sissi, Smaris Collection Luxury villas/Cosmopolitan villa, heated pool offers accommodation with free WiFi, sea views, and access to wellness packages.

Some of the units feature a cable flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, and a private bathroom with a shower and slippers.

The villa offers a year-round outdoor pool.

Guests at Smaris Collection Luxury villas/Cosmopolitan villa, heated pool can enjoy skiing nearby, or make the most of the sun terrace.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Boufos Beach, Avlaki Beach and Kalimera Kriti Beach. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 37 km from Smaris Collection Luxury villas/Cosmopolitan villa, heated pool, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 320 m
  • Rovithi street Sisi Lasithiou

Located in Sissi, 700 metres from Boufos Beach, Smaris Collection luxury villas. ”Villa Stella”(Sea side villa) provides a living room with a flat-screen TV. This villa features a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

Opening onto a terrace with garden views, the air-conditioned villa consists of 3 bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen.

The wellness area at the villa is comprised of a wellness packages, a beauty services and a fitness centre.

Avlaki Beach is less than 1 km from Smaris Collection luxury villas. ”Villa Stella”(Sea side villa), while Kalimera Kriti Beach is 1.7 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 38 km from the accommodation.

  • 400 m
  • 9 / 10
  • Sisi Crete

Set in Sissi and only 1.5 km from Boufos Beach, Villa Calma offers accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. With mountain views, this accommodation provides a terrace and a swimming pool.

Boasting a PS4, the villa has a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 3 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms with a walk-in shower and a hot tub. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

The villa offers a range of wellness facilities including a hot tub and a wellness packages. If you would like to discover the area, snorkelling and hiking are possible in the surroundings and Villa Calma can arrange a car rental service.

Avlaki Beach is 1.8 km from the accommodation, while Kalimera Kriti Beach is 2.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 37 km from Villa Calma, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€524

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  • 550 m
  • 10 / 10
  • Θέση Ζούρβα, Κτήμα Κρασανάκη, Σίσι Λασιθίου Κρήτης

Featuring pool views, Princess Sissi, Villa-House with private pool and garden provides accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 1.7 km from Boufos Beach. This villa has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa with a terrace and mountain views features 4 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the villa.

The villa offers a picnic area. A car rental service is available at Princess Sissi, Villa-House with private pool and garden.

Avlaki Beach is 1.9 km from the accommodation, while Kalimera Kriti Beach is 2.7 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 36 km from Princess Sissi, Villa-House with private pool and garden, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€153

/night

  • 1.2 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Vrachasi, Arkovounia

Featuring mountain views, Dreams Villa Luxury Residence offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 26 km from Lake Voulismeni. This villa has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa with a terrace and sea views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

After a day of snorkelling, fishing or hiking, guests can relax in the shared lounge area.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 27 km from the villa, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 42 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 35 km from Dreams Villa Luxury Residence, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 1.7 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Sisi, Lasithi

Set in Sissi and only 26 km from Lake Voulismeni, Villa Aktis with Freshwater Pool and Sea View offers accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. This villa provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

The villa is fitted with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Villa Aktis with Freshwater Pool and Sea View, while hiking and walking tours can be enjoyed nearby.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 27 km from the accommodation, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 42 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 35 km from Villa Aktis with Freshwater Pool and Sea View, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€359

/night

  • 1.7 km

Best Apartments in Sissi

  • 8.5 / 10
  • Sissi, Lasithi

Located 1.4 km from Avlaki Beach, 2.3 km from Kalimera Kriti Beach and 27 km from Lake Voulismeni, Friends and Family provides accommodation situated in Sissi. The accommodation is 1.2 km from the Boufos Beach and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment has 3 bedrooms with air conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen with an oven. Towels and bed linen are provided in the apartment.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 29 km from Friends and Family, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 43 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 37 km from the accommodation.

  • 140 m
  • 10 / 10
  • sisi

Located in Sissi, Sisi seaview apartments provides accommodation less than 1 km from Boufos Beach and a 15-minute walk from Avlaki Beach. Free WiFi is providedthroughout the property.

Some of the units include a cable flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, and a private bathroom with a shower and a hair dryer.

Kalimera Kriti Beach is 2.1 km from the apartment, while Lake Voulismeni is 26 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 37 km from Sisi seaview apartments.

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€142

/night

  • 160 m
  • 9.2 / 10
  • Epar.Od. Seisiou (opposite pharmacy) apartment 4

Situated in Sísion, less than 1 km from Boufos Beach and a 14-minute walk from Avlaki Beach, Mohlin/Johansson’s place in Sisi features air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. The property has sea and mountain views, and is 2 km from Kalimera Kriti Beach.

There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen complete with a toaster, a fridge and kitchenware.

Lake Voulismeni is 26 km from the apartment, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 29 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 37 km from Mohlin/Johansson’s place in Sisi.

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€63

/night

  • 210 m
  • Sisi Lasithiou

Set in Sissi, 1.4 km from Avlaki Beach and 2.1 km from Kalimera Kriti Beach, Sea view _ Cycladic Style House _ Steps to Sea offers air conditioning. The accommodation is less than 1 km from the Boufos Beach and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment has a balcony, 1 bedroom, a living room and a well-equipped kitchenette with a fridge and a stovetop. Towels and bed linen are offered in the apartment.

Lake Voulismeni is 26 km from the apartment, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 29 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 37 km from Sea view _ Cycladic Style House _ Steps to Sea.

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€75

/night

  • 250 m
  • 8.2 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Σεισίου 1ος όροφος

Set less than 1 km from Boufos Beach, Cuckoo’s nest offers a garden, and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi.

Each unit is fitted with a terrace, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer. A fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware are also featured, as well as a kettle.

A outdoor play equipment is also available for guests at the apartment.

Avlaki Beach is 1.4 km from Cuckoo’s nest, while Kalimera Kriti Beach is 2.1 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 37 km from the accommodation.

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€43

/night

  • 270 m
  • 10 / 10
  • Ματθαιακη 8

Set in Sissi and only 800 metres from Boufos Beach, “Sea•Si” Luxury Home offers accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. This apartment provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

The apartment is fitted with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a terrace with sea views.

The apartment offers a barbecue.

Avlaki Beach is 1 km from “Sea•Si” Luxury Home, while Kalimera Kriti Beach is 1.8 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 38 km from the accommodation.

  • 360 m

Best Holiday homes in Sissi

  • 8.5 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Σεισίου

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, garden view and a patio, Haroupia village is located in Sissi. This beachfront property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

This holiday home is equipped with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with an oven and a toaster, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom equipped with a shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Boufos Beach is 1.2 km from the holiday home, while Avlaki Beach is 1.5 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 37 km from Haroupia village, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€158

/night

  • 360 m
  • 8.7 / 10
  • Sisi, Crete

Beautiful Holiday House near the sea, a property with a garden, is situated in Sissi, less than 1 km from Avlaki Beach, a 19-minute walk from Kalimera Kriti Beach, as well as 25 km from Lake Voulismeni. The air-conditioned accommodation is 600 metres from Boufos Beach, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.

The holiday home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with garden views.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 29 km from the holiday home, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 44 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 37 km from Beautiful Holiday House near the sea.

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€74

/night

  • 870 m
  • 9 / 10
  • Eparxiaki Odos Braxasiou Sisiou-Ground Floor

Boasting garden views, To Mikro Spiti sto Livadi offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 1.3 km from Boufos Beach. Set on the beachfront, this property features free bikes, a garden and barbecue facilities.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views has 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a fridge, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

The holiday home offers a picnic area. Cycling and hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

Avlaki Beach is 1.6 km from To Mikro Spiti sto Livadi, while Kalimera Kriti Beach is 2.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 36 km from the accommodation.

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€95

/night

  • 950 m
  • 9.5 / 10
  • επανω σισι

Located in Sísion and only 1.5 km from Boufos Beach, Malena Residence provides accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. This holiday home offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

The holiday home with a terrace and sea views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

The holiday home has a barbecue and a garden, which can be enjoyed by guests if the weather permits.

Avlaki Beach is 1.7 km from Malena Residence, while Kalimera Kriti Beach is 2 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 37 km from the accommodation.

  • 1.8 km
  • 9.8 / 10
  • Poros

House of Polymnia has mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking, situated in Sissi, 2.2 km from Boufos Beach.

The holiday home provides guests with a terrace, sea views, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and a private bathroom with bath and a hair dryer. A fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware are also available, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

House of Polymnia features a barbecue and a garden.

Kalimera Kriti Beach is 2.2 km from the accommodation, while Avlaki Beach is 2.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 38 km from House of Polymnia.

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€81

/night

  • 2.5 km

Offering sea views, Beautiful Home In Lasithi, Crete With 6 Bedrooms, Wifi And Swimming Pool is an accommodation situated in Milatos, 1.8 km from Milatos Port Beach and 2.1 km from Plaka Beach. This holiday home is 33 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 48 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 6 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a coffee machine, and 3 bathrooms with a bath and a shower. Featuring free private parking, this 5-star holiday home also features free WiFithroughout the property.

Volia Beach is 2.2 km from the holiday home, while Lake Voulismeni is 26 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 41 km from Beautiful Home In Lasithi, Crete With 6 Bedrooms, Wifi And Swimming Pool.

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€443

/night

  • 3.7 km

FAQ

Where is Sissi located?

Sissi is an idyllic coastal village situated 45 kilometres east of Heraklion, 8 km east of Malia and 21 km east of Hersonissos.

What is Sissi Crete known for?

A primary allure of Sissi is its quaint, picturesque harbor. This harbor boasts vibrant fishing boats and is flanked by eateries and cafes offering fresh seafood and authentic Cretan dishes.

How is Sissi different from nearby Malia or Hersonissos?

Unlike the bustling tourist crowds and numerous bars in Malia or Hersonissos, Sissi offers a calm and unhurried pace of life.

What is special about the port of Sissi?

The port of Sissi, situated at the end of the main road, is a naturally crafted harbour with a tranquil ambience, set in azure waters.

What role did Sissi play during the Cretan revolution?

Sissi was a strategic spot during the Cretan revolution, serving as a place for unloading guns and munitions to aid the Lassithi rebels.

What type of food can I expect at Sissi’s tavernas?

Sissi’s tavernas are known for fresh seafood, especially the catch of the day, which is highly appreciated by locals.

What are some of the sights to enjoy in Sissi?

Apart from the port, Sissi boasts a small sandy beach, a beautiful hotel garden filled with vibrant flowers and swaying palms, and seafront tavernas.

What activities can one engage in at Sissi?

Visitors can enjoy tranquil beach walks, dine at seafront tavernas, or explore nearby beaches for more adventurous outings.

Are there any nearby historical or archaeological sites to visit?

Yes, the nearby Malia archaeological site, the tragic cave of Milatos, the monastery of Saint George of Selinaris, and the historic Spinalonga island offer interesting day trips.

Are there other villages or towns near Sissi worth exploring?

Yes, the traditional village of Vrahassi, the scenic Lassithi Plateau, and the town of Agios Nikolaos with its lake and luxurious hotels in Elounda offer a great experience.

How to get to Sissi from Heraklion?

The fastest way to get to Sissi from Helaklion will be with a pre-booked taxi or minibus waiting to whisk you off on arrival.

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