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Crete is home of the oldest civilization in Europe, the Minoans. The island is an integral part of Greek mythology and history which gives it a very mystical feel. The beautiful beaches and resorts see an ever increasing number of visitors every year. The city is better known for its ruins that lead to clues of the age of the Minoans; the mystery of the ancient culture that existed thousands of years ago keeps the real curious visitors coming back for more.
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Submitted by: Tonnroxanne
Date of travel: 20-May-2009
Sissi is surely a wonderful lovely village! This was our fourth time to spend our vacation in Sissi and we'll keep coming back to this place. When you walk at the village centrum and then go down to the harbor, you’ll be surprised (if you're there for the first time) to find restaurants/tavernas where you can enjoy a meal or even just a drink , relax and smell the sea! We choose to book apartments because it's really fun to eat at the local restaurants where good and authentic Greek foods are served and in that way support the local restaurant-holders. In fact, we have our favorite restaurant "The Pink Flamingo", located just when you go out of the village center going to Palm Bay and to the Vasia Beach Hotels. At the very opposite of Ariadne Supermarket is the "Pink Flamingo “restaurant. I tell you, you'll keep coming back to this restaurant once you meet the lovely owners George and Maria and their two lovely girls and once you have tasted their hospitality and most of all the food! The grilled Dorado is superb. More power to George's chef Petros! It's worth trying to get in touch with the locals when you choose such a place as Sissi as your vacation destination.
Sissi has one sandy beach and some rocky beaches but you could rent a car from any of those several Rent-A-Car- companies spread all over the village and go find a sandy beach somewhere else.
We have booked another vacation in October in Agios Nikolaos but we’ll surely come back to visit Sissi.
Kokkini Hani, Crete, Greece Holiday Review - Nirvana
Submitted by: Simon
Date of travel: 26-September-2007
Kokkini Hani is only a 15 minute drive from the airport which makes it the closest by far. Not only is it refreshing that after early morning traveling you can put your things down right away but it also had a beach right there. I took my wife there to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary and it was the perfect place to be. I was told that it was the quietist place on the island, which I wanted so that I could spend quiet time with her. It was our escape from it all. We ate at the restaurants on the shore looking at the sun as it set behind the water. We did not have to go outside of the Kokkini Hani resort for anything because there were shops of ceramics, fashion jewelry and authentic leather right there. That resort was our everything. For culture, we visited the ruined city walls and the Mororsini fountain. We danced to Greek music after Sunday brunch. I have never felt so relaxed and in touch with her.