Sissi is a small port village in between Hersonissos and Malia on the north shore of the Greek Island of Crete. Just 45 kilometres away from the capital of Heraklion, Sissi holidays are a world away in terms of atmosphere and character. The bay extends deep into the interior leading people to think that it must be an estuary. The soft beach is protected by this deep bay and the stone wave breaker. Small fishing boats line the little pier and bring in the catch of the day which are cleaned before going straight to the local tavernas and their specials board.
There is a small sandy beach opposite the pier and the clear blue waters of the bay are protected by the natural bay and are always calm. This resort is completely different to neighbouring Malia and Hersonissos which are both lively and loud resorts packed full of tourists. In Sissi you will get none of the rowdy atmosphere and very few tourists meaning a more authentic Greek holiday. Peaceful and tranquil, Sissi holidays are perfect for anyone who just wants to relax and get away from the stresses of modern life. The tavernas which line the shore are where the locals choose to eat so you know the food must be good.
One of the greatest pleasures in life is sitting in a beautiful place and just enjoying being away from the stresses of everyday life. On Sissi holidays you can go for a walk along the coast to find your own deserted beach. Gardens and flowers line the coastline with floral colours and the fresh scent of summer, while a gentle breeze blows off the calm waters. Paths lead off into the hills and are great to explore by bicycle. Offering real Cretan charm Sissi is a small but romantic village resort.
Close to Malia a day trip to the Malia archaeological site is highly recommend as this was once a great palace and complex from the days of the Minoan civilisation. This site is also said to be more important and of better quality than the Knossos site which is near Heraklion. Spending time in the local tavernas should be on everyone’s agenda on a holiday in Sissi as the excellent food, retsina and ouzo are definitely worth trying. The village’s two beaches both offer good sand and a bit of peace and seclusion.
We offer great deals on all Sissi hotels, why not try one of the popular choices for visitors on Sissi holidays & see if they suit your holiday needs:
Angela Suites Boutique Hotel
Bella Vista Apartments