Sissi, or Sissi-by-the-sea as it is sometimes known, is a small, sleepy village in the north east of Crete. It is just 45km east of Heraklion and a stone-throw away from the popular party destinations of Hersonissos and Malia. Despite only being a few miles away physically, Sissi and its neighbouring resorts are worlds apart in terms of atmosphere. You will find no large crowds or nightclubs in Sissi, just relaxation and a slow pace to life.
Cheap holidays to Sissi are becoming increasingly popular and the region can be reached from most airports in the UK. There are direct flights to Heraklion Airport in Crete and from there, the resort is around a 35-minute drive away. Make sure you check the CheekyTrip comparison site for more budget-friendly holidays to destinations all over the world. Direct flights to Crete tend to be just under 4 hours long.
The resort is at its most lively during the summer period that runs from spring until autumn but never gets overwhelmingly busy. Temperatures tend to reach at least the mid-20s and often the high-20s throughout these summer months. Prices are usually a little bit cheaper from autumn to spring. However, much of the tourism here is focused around the pleasant summer months and around the bays and harbour so we recommend a visit during this time of year.
There are a number of incredible things to do and see in Sissi. It has a small sandy beach area with easy access to the crystal-clear and always calm Mediterranean Sea due to the beach’s wave-breaker. Right next to the beach is a beautiful hotel flower garden, which is considered to be one of the region’s most picturesque sights. Sissi also has a port which is worth visiting because of its calm atmosphere and interesting history. Even though Sissi-by-the-sea is already quite remote, you can have a pleasant walk along the shore and find even quieter neighbouring beaches and coves that you might even have all to yourself!
In terms of accommodation, the modest size of Sissi is reflected in the selection of places to stay in the area. The most common (and affordable) options are the small family-run hotels and rent-rooms that run along the main road and towards the shore and port areas. The best places to eat and drink in this resort are in one of the several incredible by-the-sea tavernas or cafeterias. Although there aren’t any grand, fancy restaurants in Sissi, the food is just as delicious as anywhere else on the island.
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