Sissi Crete - the tourist resort with a calm atmosphere

Once a fishermen's village some 25 km north-west of Agios Nikolaos, Sissi is now one of the best known beach resorts in Crete. Despite its popularity, it manages to maintain a quiet and calm atmosphere. The landscape is well balanced between sea and mountains and features small, clean beaches with warm and always calm waters.


Small, hospitable and quiet, yet full of life, Sissi offers accommodation for all tastes, with hotels of every category (rooms, studios, apartments) that can accommodate 3500 visitors, and a camping site.

Around the small village center and the picturesque little port there are shops, taverns, kafenions and many small hotels with family character.

The small port looks like a big natural swimming pool and is ideal for walks by the sea. There is also an anchorage for amateur fishermen since there are a lot of fishing places near Sissi.

Sissi PortSissi Above The Port
Sissi WatersSissi Colorful StepsSissi Cactus
Sissi BeachSissi HarborSissi PoolSissi FloraSissi Sunset

There are biking and foot paths leading through the wonderful landscape around Sissi. The sandy beach of Boufos is one of the cleanest on Crete and the secluded bay of Avlaki seams like a private beach with crystalline waters and white sand.

Sissi Map

[gmap markers=lblue::35.275727042003695,25.746545791625977 + 35.25654993683255,25.60538649559021 + 35.036869718529076,25.972495079040527 + 35.32023069436543,25.570313930511475 |zoom=15 |center=35.31971245480448,25.56943416595459 |width=420px |height=300px |control=Micro |type=Satellite]

How to get there:
There are regular public buses from and to Agios Nikolaos and Heraklion.