The Hemingway

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The Hemingway
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Hemingway Music and Wine Bar, situated on the harbour, with fantastic sunset views every day. Large choice of Cretan Fine Wines, Gins and Cocktails
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Jaybeem
Poynton, UK94 contributions
One of the nice things about staying in Sissi, after an enjoyable day and a good evening meal, is to round off the evening with a few drinks in a wonderful bar run by an extremely friendly and likeable couple of ex-Pats. I am talking about Hemingway's if you haven't figured it out by now! It was part of our holiday to share a chat and a drink with Alan and Irene (and other friends) in the best bar in Sissi!
Written June 13, 2011
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Tynecastle
Sissi, Greece1,255 contributions
Hemingway is run by Alan and Irene, a couple so laid back they have taken the art of relaxation to new heights!

The bar has an enviable position overlooking the beautiful harbour, the palm grove opposite and out to sea for romantic sunsets.

They offer an extensive list of cocktails (allegedly), I've never managed to get past the Raki!

The music played is very different to the usual "Zorba the Greek" that most bars in Crete reverberate to.
There's nothing wrong with that by the way and I personally enjoy it but if you are away for 2 weeks it starts to become a little repetitive.
Progressive rock is the order of the day in Hemingway from the 60's to the 80's and Alan has excellent taste (ask Irene)!

Go and try it for yourselves, some may not enjoy the sounds and the laconic atmosphere but more of you will love it!!
Written November 16, 2010
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Andy186574
Ayr, UK5 contributions
This bar sits just above Sissi harbor and is the most laid back in the village. Its no frills but very comfortable and no with pretensions, what you see is what you get. On an evening with a drink in hand we sat and watched some of the most amazing sunsets. Allan and Irene are easy to be with and very genuine people. The highlight for me was the music. A very eclectic selection played all evening from the 60's through to the 80's. If you asked Allan would try to find a particular track for you. Be care if you like a G&T, the measures can be a little generous. Allan & Irene are currently sourcing more wines to give their customers more choice. On the whole this is a good place to be after a hard day on the beach, it gives a whole new meaning to laid back. Have a good holiday Andy & Caroline.
Written June 5, 2011
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Harrogate and Happy
Harrogate, UK577 contributions
Couples
This was our favourite bar in sissi. Reason is it has a great location overlooking the Harbour, and would be a great place for watching the sunset go down. The other reason for our choice ( and many others), is to share in the host Allans love of music. He has put together an amazingly wide/diverse but great music playlist that is constantly played through an awesome sound system. Not too loud and intrusive but loud enough to hear and enjoy. He takes preferences into account,and may even put a selection of your favourites. This isnt pop stuff you can hear any day of the week, but if you really love and have a wide taste in music, you will love it. The hosts Allan and Irene are great hosts, and you feel like you are joining them in their own garden, which in actual fact you are! They are very sociable and enjoy the evenings as much a the guests. Keep a track of your own drink consumptions however as over a long evening no one else does! Great measures, and great value. Loved this bar. Its small though, and often whilst we were there it got full.
Written September 5, 2015
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Malcolm B
Durham, UK6 contributions
Couples
Visited Hemingways 5 out of 7 nights. You will find Hemingways overlooking the inlet just off the main street . Great place to have a drink and a chat. Owners Irene and Alan are the perfect hosts making you feel right at home. Whether you like wine, cocktails, beer or hot drinks there is something for everybody. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the cocktails(she had no problem reading menu) /she also had two jugs of homemade sangria and nothing was said when she ordered them whilst I had a couple of lovely dark beers amstel bock and fix dark. Pleasant music to listen to. Music quiz on a Sunday afternoon which heard was very good.Definitely a place to visit when you are in Sissi. They also have a load of books you can borrow. Also enjoyed the company of their cats.
Written June 2, 2015
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Val L
Truro, UK14 contributions
Friends
We visited hemingways every night for last drinks never a dull moment Alan and Irene were the perfect couple great music Alan would make my perfect DJ will be going back for cert next year all4 of us
Written October 31, 2014
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Angie S
1 contribution
Friends
Lovely views of the bay and the sunset. Owned by a very friendly British couple. Very welcoming and helpful
Written September 1, 2015
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DAW50
Newcastle Upon Tyne85 contributions
Couples
I short everything a good bar should be!! Alan and Irene are great hosts good conversation, great music no boom boom boom music here which is typical in other bars just a great selection of rock classics! Great views over the harbour and of the sunset. They offer a great choice of good Cretan wines and also make a mean Gin and tonic!!! A real chill out venue which is what holidays are all about!!! If you're a cat lover they have quite a family of feline friends......
Written August 15, 2015
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russouzo
Abergavenny, UK6 contributions
Solo
Went to Hemingway's many times last year during two holiday's, so decided to visit again this year during May and June. Always very relaxing with good company from Alan & Irene, but also from the customers. Hemingway's seems to attract very social minded people which gives way to a lovely atmosphere afternoon or evening.
They have added some very good Cretan wines this year of all colours, well worth a try,
No doubt I will be sitting there most afternoons come September / October
Written July 17, 2015
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DerbyRamsfan
Paphos District, Cyprus28 contributions
Couples
2nd time in Sissi, love this bar. Great location overlooking the harbour, good cocktails, cold beer and nostalgic music. We called in most nights of our holiday and were always welcomed by Alan and Irene. Don't understand previous comments, yes Alan and Irene do have friends call around, we would be surprised if they didn't, but we were always served promptly and spoken too. You will always end up discussing the music with other customers, don't think we heard the same track twice during our fortnight stay. Cat's, yes Alan and Irene look after a few cat's, they dont bother you and the place doesn't smell of cat pee. If a small beer tray of cat biscuits, on the steps to inside of the bar offends, I suggest you give it a miss, but it will be your loss. We will certainly return.
Written October 18, 2014
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