Sissi beaches

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Sissi beaches

Sissi (or Sisi) is located 26km west of Agios Nikolaos and 41km east of Heraklion, in close proximity to Malia. It is a peaceful traditional village with narrow streets and beautiful taverns. Its trademark is the harbor with the clean and calm waters.

The coastline around Sissi is mainly rocky, except a few small beaches. Moreover, the sea is usually wavy. Thus, the only beach in Sissi town, where you can swim, is located inside the harbor (Limani). It is a very small beach with calm waters, with a few umbrellas and showers. If you want to visit another nearby beach, you can head eastwards until you meet Harkoma bay with the well organized beach of Boufos. It is sandy and open to the winds. Next to the beach, you will find the small and quiet stony beach of Avlaki, formed at the exit of a narror bay. Just a few meters on the east, you’ll meet the sandy beach in front of the hotel Kalimera Kriti, called Kalimera. Spiliada is well organized, by the hotel, and has shallow waters, ideal for children. On the other side of the hotel, you’ll find the last beach in Sissi area, Spiliada. Spiliada has sand, a lot of trees and is quieter than the other beaches.

Limani beach - Sissi Panorama

Panorama of Spiliada beach

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Symbol Explanation

Water Color

 Turquoise Water Color

 Deep Blue Water Color

 Normal Blue Water Color

 Green-Blue Water Color


Beach Style

 White Sand

 Normal Sand

 Coarse Sand



Wave Style

 Flat Surface

 Small Waves

 Normal Waves

 Large Waves


Water Depth

 Shallow Beach

 Normal Depth

 Deep Water


Crowd Information

 Secluded / Quiet Beach

 Normal Crowds

 Crowded Beach


Water Temperature

 Very Cool





 Accommodation nearby

 Food / Water nearby

 Umbrellas / Sunbeds

 Water Sports



 Blue Flag


 Nudism Friendly Beach

 Palm Trees

 Camping Friendly Beach

 Suggested for Snorkelling

 Natural shade (cave, trees, etc.)

 Sea Turtle nesting



 Public Transport

 Car Access

 Dirt Track

 Access by boat

 Trekking required

 Handicap friendly