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 seaside village with narrow streets and beautiful taverns; its trademark is the natural harbor with the deep green calm water. The coastline around Sissi is mainly rocky, except for a few small beaches. Moreover, the sea is usually wavy. Thus, the only beach in Sissi town, where you can swim protected by waves is located inside the harbor (Limani). It is a very small beach 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 smaller beach of Avlaki, formed at the exit of a narrow bay.
Just a few meters to the east, you’ll meet the sandy beach in front of the hotel Kalimera Kriti, called Kalimera. It 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 territory, Spiliada. Spiliada has sand, and a lot of tamarisk trees and is quieter than the other beaches. The name comes from spilia, meaning cave, after the cave that is located insite the hotel territory.