Sissi is situated on the north east coast of Crete only 42 km from Heraklion airport and just a drive away from Crete's national road that connects all the major towns. It is the ideal base to visit all the surrounding places of interest like Malia, Minoan Palace of Knossos, museums of Heraklion, Lassithi Plateau, Vai, Elounda, Agios Nikolaos etc.
The landscape is well balanced between sea and mountains. The sea is warm and calm and there are small, clean and romantic beaches. There are paths for people who love biking and for those who prefer walking there are the beautiful roads of the village and the wonderful lanscape around Sissi where they can enjoy the contact with nature.
It has a picturesque harbour with local fishing boats and many souvenir shops, restaurants, bars, car hire facilities, mini markets, taxi and bus services. It is surrounded by olive groves with a wide variety of bird life. You can enjoy snorkling and fishing too, in the clear blue water around the rocky coast.
On the east side of the village there is the sandy beach of Boufos, with the international award of the Golden Starfish. After the beach of Bufos, there is the small, romantic beach of Avlaki, that gives the feeling of a private beach. From Sissi there is regular transportation to two traditional Cretan villages, Vrahasi and Epano Sissi.
At night there is always fun and joy, good music, exotic cocktails and drinks in a romantic atmosphere under the stars.
The visitor can enjoy the Cretan way of life, as Sissi is small, hospitable and quiet, but full of life. It offers accommodation that serves all tastes, with hotels of every category (rooms, studios, apartments) with 3500 available beds, and a camping. In Sissi there are many small hotels with family character, who are characterized by the warm relationships
between the personnel and the guests. There are also various stores and services that cover every need and suit to every pocket.