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Does your idea of a summer break consist of picturesque views, tranquil waters and relaxing strolls? If so, one of the great value Sissi holidays from Direct Holidays could be just what you've been looking for. Located on the east coast of the island of Crete, Sissi exudes a typically Greek vibe, with loads of charisma and beauty. If you really want to get away from it all, this is one place in Greece
that would be able to satisfy your dreams of peace and serenity ' you're far away from the madness of some of the livelier Cretan resorts, and all that waits for you is the beautiful Crete coast that just oozes calm.
Sissi may be located near to Malia, but the holiday experience that it offers couldn't be more different. The pretty harbour where fishing boats bob up and down on the water is a picture of calm, while the narrow streets are packed with tavernas and bijou shops. The resort is the essence of unspoilt and uncrowded, so take advantage of it before more and more people find out about this hidden gem.
Crete is home the longest gorge in Europe, which provides a superb alternative to sleepy village life if you're after a little hiking adventure. The gorge slices its way through the White Mountains, creating some simply breathtaking views and incredible landscapes that are home to a wide range of wildlife and flora that can be spotted along the way. Stop by the village of Lutra as part of your trip, this village is only accessible by boat and adds a little diversity to your gorge adventure.
Located just 5km away from Sissi, Knossos Palace is one of Crete's evocative Minoan sites, arousing awe in all those who explore it. Try and visit the palace as early as possible to give you the best chance of beating the crowds;it's a much more magical experience when you're not sharing it with hordes of sightseers vying for the views.
Once upon a time, this island off the coast of Crete was home to a leper colony but nowadays it's an incredibly popular tourist attraction. Check out the ruins of the Venetian fortress before exploring what else the island holds. Dine at one of the local tavernas or enjoy a stroll around the cobbled streets before boarding the boat back to the Cretan mainland.
Sunbathe on Chrissi Island
There are over 80 uninhabited islands off the coast of Crete and Chrissi Island is one of them. Take a day trip here and you can relax on the glistening sands overlooking the crystal clear waters and feeling like you've just stepped onto a paradise island, pack a picnic and take the opportunity to truly relax and let your troubles slip away.
Party in Malia
The resort of Malia is less than 20 minutes away, and considered to be the place on the island of Crete if you're after a party to remember. With an increasing reputation as one of the cornerstones of European clubbing holidays, Malia has something to offer every party animal; from boat parties to nightclubs that stay open till dawn. Malia will provide a completely different experience from what you're used to in Sissi.
Soak up the Culture in Heraklion
Head for Heraklion for a chance to shop 'till you drop, while also appreciating the local cultural sights. As Crete's major city, Heraklion is home to an array of sightseeing hotspots, while the shopping opportunities are superb too.
With idyllic surroundings and the ideal environment in which to completely relax, it's no wonder this sleepy fishing village is a hit with any holidaymaker who wishes to truly let go of their stresses during a Greek sojourn. With Sissi holidays you can explore as much, or as little, as you like. It's ideally placed to visit the local sights and attractions, while equally perfect if you wish to just watch the world go by. A holiday in Sissi is the epitome of relaxation.
If you're looking for something a little livelier, Malia is the place to be. Attracting young partygoers throughout the summer season, Malia is awash with bars, clubs and pubs that will keep agile party feet dancing till the sun comes up. If you're looking for somewhere to truly let go and have an awesome time, look no further.
If you're looking for a place to kick back, relax and take the weight off your feet, you'll find plenty of great value Sissi package holidays available from Direct Holidays.