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Sissi or Elounda?

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Sissi or Elounda?

Hi,

Trying to decide between these two resorts, are they similar, which is the bigger of the two, better beaches etc?

We are not looking for an extremely busy, lively resort.

Thank you.

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1. Re: Sissi or Elounda?

HI there

Both lovely resorts, with harbours too...Elounda is larger than Sissi and I would say does have better beaches..Elounda also has better transport links if you wanted to catch the bus to other parts of the island, But Sissi is a shorter transfer time, I am sure that you would enjoy either :-)

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Thank you.

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3. Re: Sissi or Elounda?

Elounda is quite a lot bigger than Sissi and has better beaches however Sissi offers more in the way of Cretan charm in my opinion.

On the north coast the resorts with the big sandy beaches tend to be more commercialised whereas Sissi has managed to retain much of its original identity.

I'm sure you will enjoy either!

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4. Re: Sissi or Elounda?

Elounda is quite a bit larger than Sissi, with a huge main beach.

In my opinion Sissi is more Cretan, friendlier with I think a better choice of restaurants and bars.

Larger supermarkets in Sissi and the main shops in Elounda are on quite a busy street, you have to watch your back for cars and bikes as you step in and out of the shops.

If you choose Elounda then you must eat at Olondi in the harbour, it's an eating experience.

In Sissi it has to be Avra in the harbour and Edem out the far west .

Which ever you choose you will love.

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5. Re: Sissi or Elounda?

Sissi would be my first choice and has been for many years, very laid back & probably one of the most typical Cretan resorts on the whole island

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