Nestled in the Eastern part of Crete, Mochlos is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday. This traditional village is located 48km east of Agios Nikolaos and 35km west of Sitia, and lies 150m opposite the islet of St. Nicholas with its important archaeological site. The local population, mostly from the village of Sfaka, are friendly and welcoming, and visitors can take part in the various events and celebrations organized by the villagers, such as fishing tournaments.
Along the coastal road of the village, visitors can enjoy a range of delicious seafood dishes and drinks at the local taverns and cafes, which are popular with Greek celebrities. A small beach is located in front of the village, which is sandy and has a rocky bottom, while basic amenities are provided. To the east, there is a second, smaller and rockier bay. For those seeking more isolation, the sandy beach of Limenaria is just 400m to the west and boasts its own harbor. In 1986, this beach saw the discovery of a postminoan cemetery with several unplundered tombs, as well as over 60 decorated vases and a Minoan seal depicting a deer.
Exploring the surrounding villages is a must for visitors to Mochlos. Sfaka, Lastros, Tourloti and Myrsinieach preserve traditional features, and feature a number of old chapels. On a hill south of Mochlos is the beautiful chapel of the Holy Spirit (Agio Pnevma in Greek) with panoramic views of Mirabello Gulf. Nearby is the Venetian Tower of Kornaros, accompanied by the chapel of St. Anthony.