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Mochlos island

The island of Mochlos near Crete in Greece

Mochlos is a small fishing village between Agios Nikolaos and Sitia. It is one of the few parts of the coast accessible in this region. It's easiest reached from the village of Sfaka from the new national road.

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. Sometimes there's a boat that will take you there, but I have seen people swim to the island. 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.

Hans Huisman, 2014
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