Sissi is 26 km west of Agios Nikolaos and 41 km east of Heraklion. It is a picturesque fishing village with many tavernas and relatively little touristic development. The waterfront of the village is quite rocky, so the only option for swimming in the village is in the small harbour.
However, if you go east from Sissi you will find some other options for your swim. The first is at Boufou, where the beach is sandy and organized; and the second, further east, is at Avlaki, which also is sandy and located in a small bay.
The disadvantage of both is that they are open to northerly winds, and thus suffer from waves.
Further east again is another small and beautiful sandy beach, the Spiliada.
At Sissi you will find the basic tourist facilities, coffee-places and of course a lot of tavernas with fresh fish.
- Tips, Suggestions, Iseful info
- History, Culture
- What to do (Activities)
- What to see (Culture, Nature)
- location Sissi, Mirampelo, Lasithi
- free camping No
- nudism No
- beach type Sandy, Thin Pebble, Pebble
- accommodation Yes - limited choices
- dinning Yes - enough choices
- other facilities
Umbrellas and sun beds.
relevant routes & paths:
42 km east of Heraklion; Access via the new National Road of Heraklion - Ag. Nikolaos (BOAK). Drive along the highway; at a distance of 40 km, follow the signs to Sissi.