Sissi is a small
fishing village with a pretty harbour in beautiful surroundings;
tucked away from the main road it sits quietly amid undulating
farmland with Rocky Mountains in the background, Sissi was once so
remote that it could only be reached by boat. Those days have long
gone, with slow development over the last twenty years or so it’s now
turned into a pretty little resort, but it still remains unspoilt and
uncommercialised, infact, its strongest feature is the slow pace,
relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Sissi is defiantly low key, there are some small shops in the narrow
streets of the village, while after dusk activities is limited to
several tavernas some by the pretty harbour. There are also a few
cafes and bars but not anything that will keep you up till dawn, for
that you need to venture into Malia just a few km away, where you can
party until your hearts content.
Beaches are not
Sissies’ strongest point, there is however a couple nearby which are
divided by cliffs. There’s the bay to the east of the village which
has a nice sandy beach with modest facilities and there’s the small
beach near the harbour, both are attractively set on the rocky
coastline. The harbour itself looks like a big natural swimming pool.
Sissi are popular with those wanting an appealing, uncomplicated
laid-back resort without travelling too far from Heraklion airport.
Heraklion Airport to Sissi is approx 40Kms (25miles) - 55mins by taxi