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Information about Sissi
Sissi is a picturesque little port village with fishing boats tied up around the pretty harbour and views to the mountains inland.
Beaches and swimming
Sissi has a small sandy beach just across from the harbour which can be effected affected by the winds.
You may also swim in the sheltered inner harbour which looks like a large natural swimming pool.
Boufos beach, another sandy beach is closeby to the east of Sisi. It has been awarded the international Golden Starfish award. Bufos has facilities for swimming and sunbathing. During high winds the waves here can become very large so swimmers should exercise caution if it is windy.
Avlaki beach is small and closeby. It is a sheltered beach of large pebbles. Facilities for swimming and sunbathing.
Kalimera Kriti beach is a sandy beach, sheltered from the winds. It has swimming and sunbathing facilities. A short walk from Sisi, it can be quieter than Sissi's main beach and Boufos because of the short walk involved in accessing it. 500 metres along the path from Avlaki beach.
Sissi has a wide range of accommodation from luxurious hotels to apartments, rooms to rent and camping.
Facilities for eating and drinking are also available with many tavernas, restaurants, cafes and bars.
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Good harbourage, well protected and with a wide, deep channel. Pier on one side of the harbour.
Plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and exploring the village and surrounding countryside
During the Cretan revolution, Sissi was strategic point for unloading guns and munitions for the rebels of Lassithi.
Epano Sissi, 1.5 kilometres away is a traditional village.
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Sissi is 26 kilometers northwest of Aghios Nicolaos and 41 kilometers east of Heraklion. There is a public bus service from Aghios Nicolaos and from Heraklion. Taxis are available.
There is regular bus service to two local traditional Cretan villages, Vrahasi and Epano Sisi.
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