On the road and bus route between the fashionable resorts of Elounda and
Plaka is the tiny seaside settlement of Siflich, originally the residence
of the Pachas during the Turkish occupation of Crete. The original Turkish
building still exists and is under preservation. Nowadays there are a few
holiday homes and a small hotel by the sea. The coast is unspoilt and the
sea protected by the Island opposite making it a pleasant bathing spot. Nearest minimarket is in Plaka 2 km. The local bus stops in Siflichi.