Mochlos the Town

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A quiet and friendly town, Mochlos welcomes travelers from all parts of the world. There are a few restaurants and caf├ęs but no great buildings or attractions that have an entrance fee. Mochlos is a traditional village with a population of 100 people, located 48km east of Agios Nikolaos and 35km west of Siteia. The village retains the traditional elements of Crete intact and is an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday. The villagers, mostly originating from the village Sfaka, are very friendly and welcoming to all visitors.

Mochlos is one of several villages on Crete where visitors can eat on the seafront without being disturbed by motor traffic. A narrow boardwalk runs alongside the sea side of the tavernas and allows visitors to walk by the tavernas without disturbing customers and waiters.

The village has one small beach situated beneath the tavernas and a slightly longer beach a few hundred meters to the west. The bays around Mochlos are mainly rocky and good for snorkelling. You can also swim to the island, but swimmers are encouraged to wear sandals since the rocks might be sharp.

There are many hotels and airbnb rentals at Mochlos. They can be booked on any travel site. Some are closed during the off-season.