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Sissi in eastern Crete

The cute little tourist resort of Sissi (Sisi or Sision) is located a few kilometres east of Malia. There is peace and quiet in Sissi, contrasting to the neighbouring resort of Malia where mass tourism dominates.


The cute harbour of Sissi in Crete.

The cute harbour of Sissi.



Sissi is quite small (1,000 inhabitants) and is built around a lagoon-shaped bay lined with cosy tavernas and cafes. Although it is a small tourist resort, there is everything you'll need, there is even an ATM.


The beach of Sissi in Crete.

The beach of Sissi.

Bathing place with rocks in Sissi.  Crete.

Bathing place with rocks in Sissi.


Sissi would be more exploited if there were good beaches nearby. There are plenty of accommodations. Although much is pre-booked by package-tour operators, rooms can be found on site. I would love to stay for a few nights, and then I would stay at Porto Sisi Hotel Apartments.

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Restaurants and tavernas along the seafront of Sissi in eastern Crete.

Tavernas along the seafront of Sissi.


Sissi is located approximately 43 kilometres east of Heraklion and 28 kilometres southeast of Agios Nikolaos. The interesting Milatos Cave is located 7 kilometres east of Sissi.


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