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The national capital, Athens, lies 210 miles north of Kissoi.
Life is better after some time at the beach. You now have access to several of them, including Pachia Ammos Beach, 55 miles to the east, and Istro Beach, 50 miles to the east.
Adventurous types will be delighted by the beautiful environmental reserves of this region. St. Anthony Gorge is located 25 miles away from Kissoi, while Rouvas Gorge is only 5 miles away.
Pankritio Stadium in Heraklion, 20 miles to the northeast of Kissoi, is a must-visit for any sports aficionados. When the game's done, meet up with the friendly locals in one of the nearby pubs.
Travel to Skourvoula, 0.9 miles out of Kissoi. It's home to Moni Vrondisi and Moni Agios Nikolaos. Kalochorafitis is another great option. It's located just 1 mile away from Kissoi. Have a look around town and drop into Propylon and Palace of Phaistos.
Faistos, a regional hub, is another popular place to visit. It's approximately 4 miles from Kissoi and boasts a wide range of decent attractions, such as Caves of Matala, Beach of Matala and Red Beach. Museum of Cretan Ethnology and Agia Triada are additional points of interest that will keep you busy.
What's a vacation without sampling some fabulous food and drink? Heraklion is a prime place to treat your taste buds!
Chicken and pork are two popular ingredients that you'll have many opportunities to try.
Do as the locals do and order pilafi kritis (chicken pilaf) and moussaka (minced meat and aubergine casserole).
Top it all off with loukoumades (deep fried pastry with honey), a to-die-for dessert.
If beer is what you're looking for, make your way to a nearby watering hole and ask the bartender to pour you the region's best. If they know their stuff, you'll be offered up a pint of Neda.
If you don't want to drink alcohol, why not have some frappé (iced coffee)?
Do you feel like something is missing when your meal arrives without a bottle of local wine? Savatiano Retsina and Nemea Agiorgitiko are just a couple of heavenly drops that you should ask for.
When your vacation draws to an end, say one final "Yiá sou" to Kissoi, and take comfort in the fact that all the euros you spent are nothing compared to the adventures you had.
When it's time to head to the airport, you might like to know that Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is about 25 miles to the northeast.
When it comes to tracking down a hotel room in Kissoi itself, you may find that the list of available places is limited.