The village of Sissi is also a good starting point for excursions to the eastern, western and southern parts of Crete. The distances from here to most points of the island are almost the same. The village is located near the most popular resort of the island – Malia. This attracts travelers who dream of touring the local attractions. Local hotels are in demand among parents with children and couples looking for privacy. The best places of residence and rest in Sissi are presented in the TOP-10 rating.
- 1 Castello Boutique Resort & Spa – Small Luxury Hotels of the World
- 2 Vasia Resort & Spa
- 3 Angela Suites Boutique Hotel
- 4 Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort
- 5 Maritimo Beach Hotel
- 6 Porto Sisi Hotel Apartments
- 7 Grecotel Meli Palace
- 8 Hotel Sissi Bay And Wellness Club
- 9 Vasia Village Hotel
- 10 Castello Village Resort
The 5-star boutique hotel has received many prizes and awards during its existence. It is the ideal place for those looking for a combination of luxurious rooms with private pools or outdoor hot tubs. It has been welcoming guests since 2010. It is an elegantly designed complex using the latest architectural solutions. It combines modern style, beauty and practicality, the classic perspective of Crete. This latest creation of Mr. Kasmirlis (owner of the Castello chain) recently became a proud member of the “Little Luxury Hotels of the World” family. It offers a luxurious wellness area with a fresh pool and fiber-optic effects, a state-of-the-art SPA center with a sauna, a steam bath, a beauty salon and a fitness room, a panoramic restaurant with exclusive cuisine. All rooms have a view terrace.
“This is not a beach hotel, although the nearest landscaped beach is only 300 meters away. Here, another feature is super service and great food. To the chef some applause!”
This option of living during the holidays is worth considering for those who are looking for a large company and a multidisciplinary SPA center. The hotel offers a wide range of rooms, a spa complex of 1500 sq. m., a wide and varied selection of dishes and drinks in 4 restaurants and 6 bars. It is an ideal resort for families and couples, lovers of spa and gastronomy. There are 300 luxurious suites and stylish roomsdesigned with exceptional comfort standards in mind. They offer beautiful views of Kritikon Pelagos, the island of Zeus and the famous Cretan sunset, while others overlook the stunning mountains, sparkling pools and gardens, and the sea. Room service is round-the-clock. In the evening, when visiting restaurants and bars, you will need to observe a dress code.
“Everything is perfectly organized – meeting, accommodation, full range of services. To the beach to go about a kilometer, but you can sunbathe and swim on site. Swimming pools, sun loungers, terraces are made as convenient as possible for people” Elena
The 5-star boutique is more suitable for romantic couples. All 33 rooms are individually decorated. The location of the hotel maintains a perfect balance between serene privacy and a convenient place to walk around the island. Products are supplied to the table from the farm. Guests can enjoy Vassilikos Restaurant and Aqua Bar. The hotel has three freshwater pools, a fitness centre, a sauna and a steam bath. The concierge team can help arrange activities with excursions around the island. Here you can rent a bicycle, car, go on a sea, horse or hike, go fishing. There are opportunities for living and recreation of people in wheelchairs.
“Good option for travelers avoiding noisy entertainment. No animation, no parties, few kids. All conditions are suitable for adults. Specially looking for such a place and very glad that I found” Lada, Israel
The hotel is harmoniously located among luxurious Mediterranean gardens. The landscape includes incredible long sandy beaches with world-famous sunsets. They evoke a sense of romance and relaxation in perfect harmony with the extraordinary nature. Rooms,bungalows, suites and family suites are an example of elegance and comfort. The complex consists of a main building and three villages designed using traditional Cretan elements. There are two main restaurants and bars on site. Two beaches can be reached along the garden alleys. It offers a wide range of sports facilities, wellness centers, indoor and outdoor pools, as well as wonderful children’s facilities on site.
“The infrastructure of the hotel resembles a good boarding house. Thoughtful location, set of activities, food in restaurants, daily entertainment programs. Concierges help to rent a car and book excursions» Maria
4-star hotels in Sissi are mainly focused on family holidays with children. One of the best is Maritimo Beach. Located on the first coastline, it features two swimming pools, a restaurant serving Cretan and international cuisine, a spa and wellness centre and many other services and amenities that will allow you to enjoy authentic Cretan hospitality. The fund has 130 rooms with a variety of amenities, including free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a furnished balcony/patio. The rooms can accommodate families and couples, overlooking the lush gardens or the sea. The beach is a few meters from the complex.
“I want to note the friendly staff, convenient location, varied breakfasts. In the evenings, concerts and programs with the participation of Greek artists are held. Learned to dance sirtaki” Eugene
Small apart-hotel (4 stars), located on the seafront in a quiet location, ideal for individual travelers. Guests can enjoy a car-free holiday as everything they need is within reasonable reach. Here you can book excursions, for example, to museums, archaeological sites, fantastic gorges and beautiful places for hiking. Buses pick up tourists from the hotel, and accompanying guides conduct a tour in their native language. Concierges will help to arrange a car or motorbike rental, rent a bicycle. Other services include luggage storage, taxis on request and maid service. The doctor will come on call. About 300 meters away are sandy beaches, children’s playgrounds, boating, biking, hiking trails, a wide range of water sports such as scuba diving, water skiing, etc., tennis courts, excursions, jogging tracks and fishing. In each The room is equipped with a kitchen. There are many local taverns within 50 metres of the apartments.
“We were satisfied with the location, living conditions, service for the organization of excursions. It was nice to return to the apartment after an active day, relax by the pool, lying in a sun lounger” Sergey
For those who wish to relax on the all-inclusive system, this 4-star hotelis suitable. Meli Palace is more focused on family holidays with children. The package includes three meals a day, snacks, cocktails, soft drinks. The fund has 156 rooms. Children under the age of 14 can stay with their parents free of charge if they do not require a separate bed and meals. On the beach you can walk to the ancient palace of Malia, which is the third largest of all found in Crete and is considered the most “provincial” of them. There are swimming pools on site. As entertainment are offered: fitness, yoga, water sports, outdoor sports grounds and water aerobics, land sports, authentic tourist routes, family games.
“Not worse than 5 stars. Clean, tasty food, entertained in the evenings. Such hotels always offer a good ratio between the price for accommodation and the quality of service” Denis
The conditions of rest in the 4-star apartments are aimed at improving the body. It offers 4 swimming pools, a minigolf field, a tennis court, a sauna with a hot tub. The hotel consists of double, triple rooms and family rooms (for up to four or five people), junior suites and family suites equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. All 150 rooms are beautifully decorated and equipped with satellite TV, international music channels, direct dial telephone (plus internal communication), refrigerator, hairdryer, blackout curtains and bath/shower. All rooms have personally controlled air conditioning and a safety deposit box at an extra cost. All rooms have spacious balconies, terraces or verandas with views of the blue sea, mountains or gardens. Particular attention was paid to ensuring the safety of children. On request, rooms on the ground floor, a high balcony, children’s playgrounds are covered with soft sand.
“This hotel has its pros and cons. The advantages include the location near the center of the village, low prices and staff work. The disadvantages are bad Internet and a lot of paid services. The food is varied, but not authentic. Industrial products are served for breakfast, which, in principle, is typical for hotels of this level” Veronique, Belgium
The 4-star hotel is a 10-minute walk from the village’s main beach, so the owners have set up a mini water park on site. It features a large swimming pool with water slides. For accommodation we offer 100 beautiful rooms,designed with exceptional standards of comfort in mind. Rooms with sea views offer beautiful views of Kritikon Pelagos, the island of Zeus and the famous Cretan sunset, while others overlook the stunning mountains, sparkling pools and green gardens. The main restaurant Thalassa is open daily for breakfast (early breakfast: from 7.00 to 7.30 and breakfast: from 7.30 to 10.00), lunch (from 12.30 to 14.30) and dinner (from 19.30 to 21.00). Delicious Greek and international dishes, hot and cold appetizers, main courses and desserts are served buffet style. Chefs organize a daily cooking show, several times a week they hold themed dinners with the invitation of Cretan artists.
“Location, service, food and cleanliness on a solid four. The conditions are suitable for living with children. Breakfast is included in the price, and lunch or dinner is purchased additionally. Nearby, literally 5-10 minutes walk, there are many taverns, bars and restaurants of Sissi” Ivan
Closes the TOP-10 another creation of Mr. Kasmirlis – a 4-star hotel,built in the Cretan style. It was opened in 1990 and has since become a favorite holiday destination for couples with children. All rooms are decorated in pastel colours. There are two categories of comfort – Deluxe and Family Suites. The residential building is located next to the main shopping street Sissi, but the rooms are quiet. The residential building is surrounded by a lush garden, and the windows offer picturesque views of the local natural landscape. Buffet and à la carte service is provided by the restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. You can have a cup of coffee or something stronger at the bar. Each room has a kettle or coffee machine. Adult and children’s pools with free access are available on site.
“Everything is very good, but without your own transport it will be problematic. I advise you to rent a car at the airport. Free parking is available on site. We highly appreciated the work of hotel managers who are ready to solve any problem” Ekaterina
Sissi hotels greet all guests like real celebrities. If you want to fully immerse yourself in the world of luxury and nega, then you should choose Castello Boutique Resort & Spa – Small Luxury Hotels of the World. A very sincere welcome for parents with children is provided by Grecotel Meli Palace with a well-designed all-inclusive system. Romantically minded couples and single travelers will appreciate the service of the rest of the proposed hotel complexes.