Mochlos the Town

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A very 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 the few villages on Crete where visitors can eat on the seafront without being disturbed by motor traffic. Actually, there is a little road running along the sea which the inn-keepers use as an extension to their terraces.

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

If you want to stay isolated, you can also choose the sandy beach of Limenaria, located 400m west of Mochlos. There is the local harbor and the beach is well protected from the waves. In 1986 archaeologists discovered in Limenaria a Post-Minoan cemetery with several unlooted carved tombs.

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