Sissiou St. - Sissi
Offering accommodation with air conditioning, Sissi View is situated in Sissi, 34km from Heraklio Town. Hersonnisos is 11km from the property. Free Wi-Fi is featured.
All units have a seating and dining area. Some units feature a terrace and/or balcony with garden views. There is also a kitchen, fitted with a fridge and stovetop. There is a private bathroom with a shower in every unit. Towels are available.
Agios Nikolaos is 23km from Sissi View, while Malia is 5km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 39.2km from the property.
Distance from the airport: 39.2km
Distance from the beach: 750m
The picturesque Sissi by-the-sea village, 45 kilometers east of Heraklion, is a pleasant surprise, well hidden at the end of a narrow, winding road after turning off from the main national highway.
Arriving at Sissi, you immediately realise that everything here is much different than neighbouring Malia or nearby Hersonissos. What's missing are the thousands of tourists and multitude of bars and clubs that result in a more hectic atmosphere. In Sissi, life flows at a much more relaxed pace.
The harbour, which is literally a work of art by Mother Nature, was created by the sea burrowing deep far into the land, forming a long and narrow bay, protected by a small stone wave-breaker. This bay is so deep that it's easy for someone to think it's an estuary of some mysterious river, which, of course, it isn't.
Fresh fish, and the other edibles of the sea, is what lures many local residents from Heraklion to Sissi's tavernas, which are built high on the port's pier. And, of course, every new visitor should remember the golden rule of dining: "If the locals eat there, you know the food is good!"
On the shore across from the port there is a small sandy beach for anyone who can't resist taking a dip in the crystal clear Mediterranean, which is always calm here, thanks to the wave-breaker. Immediately after the beach, there is a beautiful hotel garden, with numerous flowing palms and colourful flowers. It is certainly one of Crete's most picturesque sights, which makes Sissi's special little port even more unique.
Or, if you're a bit more adventurous or inquisitive, check out the interesting Malia archaeological site, or visit nearby Milatos, which has popular seaside tavernas. In the same area, you'll find Milatos Cave, and learn about its tragic history.
Other interesting sites in nearby areas are the monastery of Saint George of Selinaris, the traditional village of Vrahassi, the beautiful Lassithi Plateau, the historic Spinalonga island, the town of Agios Nikolaos with its own lake and Elounda, the home of Crete's most luxurious hotels.
There is much to see and experience, and the changes are limited only by your own desire to explore.