Can you tell me anything about 'Sissi'? What it's like, does it have any interesting places to see?
Does it have any good Tavernas/Restaurants etc.
Anything that you think may be useful or interesting.
Sisi Beaches, Crete
The seaside village and beaches of Sisi Σίσι are located 44 km from Heraklion on the central north coast of Crete. This little village has not become a touristy resort, it does not have any dooff dooff music and loud bars and clubs, yet has quite a few hotels and facilities, cafe-bars and tavernas.
The river runs down through Sissi creating a lovely harbour port with peace and calm and the scenery of nature. The port is good for walking and biking, there is a lovely palm garden to the west of the harbour and it is ringed with tavernas.
To the east you will find good sand and pebble beaches; Bufos Beach and Avlaki Beach, small characteristic coves.
In this fishing port - eating fresh fish is high on the list of things to do, try the Apostolis Fish Taverna right down by the water and Thalassinos Kosmos which overlooks the harbour and has fresh seafood daily.
There are many small hotels in this village and a camping ground 'Sisi Camping'.
See more about Sissi in this story by Katie Belle about Kato Gouves, Sissi and Milatos Cave...
Nearby by to this beachside village, you can visit Malia Ancient Site
, this is an archeological site just 4.5 km from Sissi where one of major palaces of the Minoan people once stood. This is said to be the site of the brother of King Minos.
Or take a day trip up into the Dikti Mountains
and visit Lasithi Plateau
, Tzermiado Village
and Psychro Cave.
Nearby is Heraklion town, and the famous Knossos Palace archaeological site
More information for your trip:Getting Around in CreteHeraklion RegionHeraklion Town
Our Time in Sissi, Crete
We stayed at an all-inclusive on our first trip to Sissi but loved the little village so much we never used the facilities at the hotel.
We have now returned three more times and are going again in July. If you are looking for night clubs Sissi is not the place to stay. If you are looking for quaint bars and a plethora of restaurants then you will be in luck.
Although the restaurants offer expansive menus, albeit samey, do check with the locals to find some of the more specialist sort.
One little place grows all their own food and serve only the freshest fish. There is a nice stretch of beach to the south and with most of the larger hotels having open pools you can spend the day around a pool with a bar.
All in all Sissi is a quiet little village with the most beautiful harbour. It is not a resort. However, with a 15 minute walk to the bus stop you have Malia (definitely a resort) to the north and Agios Nikolaos to the east which are both shoppers paradise and much livelier.