The village of Sissi is a very picturesque seaside village, hidden from the tourist crowds in the east of Heraklion, Crete. Without the constant threat of a tourist invasion, Sissi retains its wonderfully peaceful, traditional charm. Surrounding a delightful little port, Sissi is truly idyllic, and anyone who finds themselves in Sissi Bay, Crete, will instantly fall in love with this hidden corner of Greece.
Sissi is a village of unending charm. Many Cretans converge on its seaside restaurants during the evening, a sure sign that these restaurants really do serve the finest of local dishes. Fishermen’s wives can still be seen sitting along the pier cleaning the day’s catch in preparation for serving, and time passes blissfully slowly all year round. The stunning hotel garden somehow manages to make Sissi Bay, Crete, even more picturesque, and if the amazingly deep, clear waters of Sissi Bay seem too good to resist, there is even a small beach across from the port. These waters are magnificent for swimming in, as they are always calm and sheltered as well as refreshingly clean and clear to boot.
The rugged, wild landscape of the Heraklion region are a outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Consisting of dramatic gorges, soaring mountains and a rocky coastline inundated with coves, caves and little beaches, the surrounding countryside of a self catering Sissi villa is ideal for walking, horse riding, mountain biking and in places, mountaineering. Walking and riding from Sissi is a fantastic option, especially as the area is adorned with amazing historical and natural attractions. The archaeological site of Malia is well worth exploration, as is the Milatos Cave and the beautiful monetary of Saint George of Selinaris.
Family holidays are always a joy from Sissi accommodation. There are a great range of water parks, beaches, water sports centres across the region, easily accessible and well staffed. Keeping children engrossed, happy and active has never been easier from a Sissi holiday rental, but if you are looking for a romantic break with your partner, with plenty of exquisite restaurants and views of indescribable charm, a self catering Sissi villa is the ideal answer.
A holiday rental villa in Sissi Bay, Crete, is a true haven of peace, but if you would prefer a night of vibrancy or a day filled with activity, the towns of Malia and Hersonissos are just a few short miles around the coast. Hersonissos is home to a couple of excellent bars and nightclubs should you, or any member of your family, require a night out, and you can find all your shopping needs catered for within the town.
Heraklion Airport (HER) is the main airport in Crete, and is located just 40km from any Sissi property rental. First Choice Airways, Eurocypria Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, and ThomsonFly all provide direct flights from airports in every corner of the UK, arriving directly into Heraklion.