Mochlos is a small picturesque fishing village located In the gulf of Mirabello in Eastern Crete, easily within reach of Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra and Sitia (all an easy one hour drive), the possibilities for exploration and sightseeing are numerous.
How to get there
We recommend that you rent a car through our website here as other means of transport are limited and infrequent (you cannot reach Mochlos by public transport).
Where to stay
At Mohlos Village you won’t find any all-inclusive hotels, night clubs or fast food outlets, and that’s what makes it perfect. With only a handful of tavernas, a couple shops and two taxi men to the town, it’s ideal for a quiet little weekend get away or maybe longer, no noise, no pollution, and you can eat at maybe some of the best tavernas in Crete whilst looking over to the Minoan site, just a 5 minute boat ride away (You can swim if you’re brave).
There are only a few apartments to stay at but they are all run by friendly inn-keepers who are incredibly accommodating.
There is one small sandy beach, however, if you don’t mind rocks, there’s plenty of opportunities to get into the water around the sea front, great for a little snorkle. Just beside one of the tavernas, there is a natural rock pool which is heated by the sun during the day making it the perfect spot to have a little relax and take in the views.
Take the boat to the island which is a sight of ancient Minoan settlement where tombs, buildings, and houses have been discovered over the past few decades.
The local tavernas offer fresh fish, dried squid dried out during the day before being cooked, local lamb, chicken, cheese pies, fresh taramosalata, greek salad, potatoes, and not forgetting a few good sips of Mythos to wash it all down or maybe a local wine.
Mohlos or Mochlos village offers exceptional eating and recreational facilities. Picturesque tavernas "lapped by the waves" offer authentic Cretan cooking, based on the local olive oil, the best in the world, wonderful seafood tidbits and specialties and other gastronomic delights, while small bars offer low-key modern entertainment