Sissi is located 26 km west of Agios Nikolaos and 41km east of Heraklion, very close to Malia. It is a peaceful fishing village with picturesque streets and beautiful taverns.
Also, its trademark is the port of the village, with its clean and calm waters. The coast around Sissi is mainly rocky, except from a few small beaches. Also, water is usually turbulent. So, the only beach in the city of Sissi where you can swim is inside the port. It is a very small beach, of course with calm waters, where there are a few umbrellas and showers. If you want to visit another nearby beach, you can head east from the village until you reach the Charkoma bay with the well organized beach of Boufos with sand, which is exposed to the north winds. It is said that the word Boufos comes from... 'Bouf', the sound of the waters of the sea, when splashing inside a nearby cave. You will find a small quiet beach with stones, where you can swim if it's not wavy, formed in a narrow groove, so it is called Avlaki (Groove). Between Avlaki and Boufos, over the sea, there is the archaeological site of the Head of St. Anthony or Kremasma (Hanging) which was an important Minoan settlement. A few meters further, you will come across the sandy beach of Kalimera Kriti hotel, which is called Kalimera (Goodmorning). Well organized, because of the hotel, and has shallow waters, ideal for children. On the other side of the hotel, right in front of its main pool, there is the last beach of Sisi, the Spiliada, which has sand and many trees, and it is quieter than the other beaches.