Sissi Village Location
Sissi location is in eastern Crete at about 40 km away from Heraklion airport.
Once you arrive follow the highway to Agios Nikolaos, you will go through kokkini hani,
gouves, hersonissos, malia and after that you will see a sign that points to the village.
Sissi has an historical background.
It was concidered as a key strategic port by the Republic of Venice,When Crete was
under Venice command.
But not only then. It was also a strategic war port against the ottomans during the cretan great war.
How do I get to Sissi ?
If you arrive in Heraklion Airport, you can hire a car from our experienced staff in the airport.
If on the other hand you arrive in Heraklion Port you could also rent a car from our staff there.
If you choose to drive by car to sissi from Heraklion it take you about 35 minutes to get to the village.
There are plenty of gas station on the road. But if you visit Sissi late in the night we reccomed
to full your tank at Heraklion airport.
Another option to go to Sissi is by arranging a transfer with your hotel, book a taxi,
from Heraklion airport to sissi.
What to Eat-Drink in Sissi
Arriving at Sissi you will come across some fast foods, tourist shops and some very narrow streets.
A typical Cretan tradition restaurant taverna with mediterannean food. The food is very tasty
and they even have option for vegans, vegatarians and gluten free foods.
Neromilos means watermill.
The restaurant is fresh full of green and nature ideal for those who want to experience
the food culture of Crete
Neromilos tripadvisor page: https://www.tripadvisor.com.gr/Restaurant_Review-g608862-d1811749-Reviews-Neromilos-Sissi_Lasithi_Prefecture_Crete.html
This one is also a Cretan traditional taverna.
We recommend it highly.
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Stam Stam Sissi
We understand that sometimes you would like to eat fast food.
If that is your desire and you are in Sissi then stam stam is your best choice !
Stam stam tripadvisor page: https://www.tripadvisor.com.gr/Restaurant_Review-g608862-d2453096-Reviews-Stam_Stam-Sissi_Lasithi_Prefecture_Crete.html
Sissi’s True Beauty Port
The real beauty of Sissi begins at it’s port. The port is a natural one, surrounded by restaurant’s and
greek taverna’s that can offer quality food with a spectacular view. That’s the difference of Sissi from
Malia and Hersonissos, it can provide a more relaxing and easy going vacation.
PEGGY GORDON’S Irish house
Sissi is a very hot place ! Not only Sissi but Crete in general especially in the summer.
And hot can make you thirsty. To satisfy that thirst you can pick and try beers from
peggy gordon’s irish house. Definetely worth your visit.
PEGGY GORDON’S Irish house: https://www.facebook.com/PEGGY-GORDONS-Irish-house-20836625523/
But of course Sissi isn’t only about nice view and quality food. Visiting Crete in your to-do list
definetely is also swimming ! And of course Sissi has a small sandy beach not very far from the port,
were you can enjoy your swim. Just book you car from Simple Rent a Car and prepare for your vacations in Sissi.
A well organised beach with umbrella’s and chairs and small mini bar for drinks and food.
It is located in the east side of Sissi.
Boufos is a wonderful beach with clear water but a lot of rocks in it.
It’s not what we say a sandy beach.
If it is a windy day we would not recommend it, eitherwise give it a try.
Similar to Boufos Beach, Aulaki beach has clean water but a lot of sand.
It is right after Boufos beach a smaller and quiter beach.
Beach in the Port of Sissi
This one is for those who don’t like waves. There is a wave breaker there and the beach is sandy.
But it also has some rocks.
What to do in Sissi
If you are an adventurous type of person the quad safari Crete in Sissi is for you.
CreteSafari offers you a Unique experience allowing you to feel through all your senses
the natural landscape of one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Crete.
They have designed two Special Safari Routes through Traditional villages , sightseeing in Natural Caves,
animals which are uniquely adapted to the Cretan Nature, in such a way that you would never be able to experience without a guide.
The Routes, at a great percentage are off-road and only our ATV quads are able to drive through.
Additionally, no tourist agency in Crete offers such a route or service.
You will have the chance to visit Milatos caves and the infamous Xera Xyla Monastery.
By the villages that we will visit, you will see donkeys, sheep, cows, eagles.
In Neapolis you will have the chance to visit the market and do your shopping at the local shops.
We will have our lunch in Vrahasi, a Living Traditional Cretan Village.
Included in the price, lunch is Grilled chicken with Potatoes baked in the oven accompanied with traditional Greek salad. If you are a vegetarian or you do not eat pork you have to inform to arrange the lunch accordingly.
Crete Safari Website: https://www.cretesafari.com/index.php/en/
Sissi Mini Golf
They offer the largest mini golf course on Crete, a play area for kids, pool tables,
a wide selection of refreshing drinks and snacks at our bar, and last but not least a
sitting area by the sea, which makes a perfect place to watch the magnificent sunset.
Happy Train Sissi
This one as the name suggest is a trip around sissi with a “car” train.
A wonderful ride along Crete that will leave a mark on your minds and heart.
Happy Train Sissi Tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.gr/Attraction_Review-g608862-d4889302-Reviews-Happy_Train_Sissi-Sissi_Lasithi_Prefecture_Crete.html
Video in Sissi
We know that words can be good and that words can make your imagination fly to amazing places.
But one image equals to a 1000 words.
So we visited Sissi and wanted to share the video with you.