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|The village of Mochlos and the beaches of Mochlos in Crete|
Mochlos is a small fishing village between Agios Nikolaos and Sitia. It has around one hundred inhabitants. The village of is one of the few parts of the coast accessible in this region. There is no bus stop at Mochlos. It's easiest reached from the village of Sfaka from the new national road (this is also the closest bus stop for Mochlos village). The easiest way of course to reach Mochlos in by renting a car, but Mochlos also has two taxi drivers that can pick you up from the village of Sfaka (Nikos +30 6976630729 or Kostas +30 6972818636).
Mochlos has extensive Minoan remains, most of which are on the island with the same name (Mochlos) opposite the village, next to the little chapel. A Minoan settlement was found in the south of the island and also a cemetery and several tombs were uncovered in the west. Sometimes there's a boat that will take you there, but I have seen people swim to the island (see the videos on the bottom of this page). The boat can take you to the island of Mochlos or to the island of Psira. Mochlos island is not far out of the coast, only about 150 meters. In Minoan times the island was probably an important harbour and still connected to the mainland of Crete. Also on the mainland of Crete, behind the current village of Mochlos, two work places have been discovered. In one bronze, ivory and stone was processed and in the other one pots were baked. The remains of the Minoan workshops can be found on the seafront next to the big parking lot, near the church. Furthermore in the mountains of the area tombs have been found where people were buried.
There are a hand full of of tavernas and there are rooms, studios, apartments and even villas (one with a private pool) for rent in the village (see below). Inside the village you find a mini market and a couple of other small shops. There is hardly any traffic in Mochlos, so you can find peace and quiet here. Night life? They don't know what that is. But this is part of the charm of this place. There is also a small harbour and a stony beach in Mochlos. Outside the village you find a couple of more beaches that are better than the small town beach itself. One of them is a small sandy beach, the others are pebble beaches. A fifteen minute walk will take you there.
A lot of tourists that visit Mochlos are returning guests that come back not because it has wonderful beaches but they have fallen for the special atmosphere of the village that they describe as magic. Just like I had that feeling in another village that I visited, called Ravdoucha, it is asif you have landed on another island.
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|To Bogazi Restaurant - Mochlos|
This restaurant is located on the waterfront in the center of the village of Mochlos. It is run by a very friendly couple from Switzerland. The woman takes our order from the menu and we see also her husband, the cook, who brings some food to the table. Nice is that there are a number of original and delicious vegetarian dishes on the menu here as well. We order tzatziki, the Potato Manolis Way (a hollowed out potato with a delicious cheese sauce) and a Dorado fish. The tzatziki and the house wine are very tasty. Everything tastes fine. The vegetables are perfectly cooked, just a little crunchy. A very good restaurant in a nice location.
Our verdict: a 9 out of 10
|Bellavista Studios - Mochlos|
Just 150 metres from Mochlos Beach, Bellavista offers accommodation with views to the Cretan Sea and the mountain. Free Wi-Fi is available in all units. Seafront fish taverns are found at a distance of 200 metres. Featuring a TV with satellite channels, all studios at Bellavista are painted in lively colours. Each has a well-equipped kitchenette with a mini fridge and cooking hobs. A furnished balcony with sea and mountain views is included. Café bars and a mini market are accessible within short walking distance. The towns of Siteia, Agios Nikolas and Ierapetra are 40 km away. Free public parking is available at a location nearby.
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|Limenaria Apartments - Mochlos - very good reviews|
Amongst olive trees, 70 metres from the beach of Mochlos, Limenaria offers air-conditioned apartments with free Wi-Fi. Each has a furnished veranda with panoramic views of the Cretan Sea. The village centre is at 500 metres. A kitchenette with cooking hobs, oven and fridge is included in all units at the Limenaria Apartments. Each comes with a seating and dining area and a satellite TV. A private bathroom with shower and hair dryer is provided. Guests can relax in the garden that features swings. Outdoor showers are also available. Shops and taverns serving Cretan specialities are within 500 metres of the property. Ierapetra Town is at 30 km and Siteia is 35 km away. The multilingual staff can arrange car rental and free private parking is possible on site.
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|Petra Nova Villas - Mochlos - Private villas, very good reviews|
Located in Mochlos village, Petra Nova Villas are traditionally built of stone and wood. The self-catered villas offer free Wi-Fi and a terrace with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and its surroundings. Each split-level villa at Petra Nova is stylishly decorated and includes air conditioning, satellite TV and a safe. They offer a living room, dining area and fully equipped modern kitchen with stove and fridge. Slippers, toiletries and hair dryer can be found in the bathroom. Petra Nova Villas is 35 km from the coastal town of Agios Nikolaos. Heraklion City is 100 km away. Private parking is located on the property.
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|Mohlos Villas - Mochlos - Private villas with pool|
Steps from the beach, Mohlos Villas features a private pool surrounded by sunbeds. This self-catered accommodation has free Wi-Fi and a furnished terrace and balcony with views of the pool, mountain and Cretan Sea. Fitted with stone walls and elegantly decorated, this air-conditioned villa consists of a spacious open-plan seating, dining and fully equipped kitchen area. A fireplace, safe, flat-screen satellite TV and CD/DVD player can also be found. Free toiletries, bathrobes and slippers stock the bathrooms. Mohlos is conveniently located just 200 metres from various bars and restaurants. It is 30 km from the coastal town of Sitia and 90 km from Heraklion Airport. Private parking is offered on site at no charge.
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|Pension Blue Sea - Mochlos|
The beachfront Blue Sea is 100 metres from central Mochlos and offers a swimming pool. It features air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a furnished balcony overlooking the Cretan Sea. Decorated in blue tones, all the rooms at the family-run Blue Sea guesthouse include an LCD satellite TV. Each comes with a fridge, radio and hair dryer. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the dining area. Drinks and coffee are served at the pool bar with views of the sea. Room service is also possible. Entertainment options include billiards and table tennis facilities. Staff can arrange diving and snorkeling activities. The sandy Limenaria Beach is at 500 metres. The scenic town of Agios Nikolaos is at 30 km and Sitia at 35 km. Free, private parking is provided on site.
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|Despina Studios - Mochlos|
In a garden with bougainvilleas just 50 metres from the beach of Mochlos, Despina Studios offers air-conditioned rooms with a furnished terrace. Taverns and shops are within a 2-minute walk. A fridge and coffee machine are included in all rooms at the Despina. A seating area is provided. Each has a private bathroom with shower. Staff can arrange car rental. The scenic town of Agios Nikolaos is at 30 km. Sitia at a distance of 35 km.
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|To Kyma Studios - Mochlos|
Just a few metres from the beach, To Kyma is located in the centre of Mochlos Village. It offers self-catering accommodation with a furnished balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. The property features a mini market. All bright studios at Kyma come with air conditioning and a TV. Each has a kitchenette with cooking hob and mini fridge. A shower is included in the private bathroom. Several taverns can be found within proximity. The town of Agios Nikolaos is 35 km away. Heraklion City and Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport are at a distance of approximately 130 km.
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|Villas Anemos-Halcyon-Eirene - Mochlos - villas with private pool - cheap and very good reviews|
Quietly located in Mochlos village, Anemos-Halcyon-Eirene offers tastefully decorated, split-level villas opening to a furnished balcony with Cretan Sea views. Some offer a private pool and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Sitia Town lies within 35 km. Fitted with stone walls, all villas at Anemos-Halcyon-Eirene feature a combination of earthy and bright tones. Each comes with a flat-screen, satellite TV in the living room and a well-equipped kitchen with dining table. Bedrooms have wrought-iron beds and a washing machine is also provided. The seaside town of Elounda is 46 km away and Heraklion City can be reached in 98 km. Free private parking is available in the premises.
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