Mochlos

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Mochlos is 48 km approx. from Agios Nickolaos and 40 km approx. from Siteia. A traditional fishing village by the sea, on a small cove and with an equally small beach.

If here you can visit it the rocky island of Aghios Nikolaos right opposite and only 150 m off the shore: a boat can be hired, or one can swim. The Minoan settlement of the zenith of their culture and some earlier finds are visible on the island – precious golden jewellery from the tombs are on display at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. The church on the island is worth looking at.

The main beach here is small, and not developed: sandy with pebbles, and deep and clear blue waters.

Mochlos and its environs house other similar and rocky coves with pebbles: because of the rocky sea-floors, there are great opportunities for fishing and diving

All the beaches are close to the village, where you can obtain all the necessities at the shops, including a mini-market and a bakers. If you decide to pass your holidays here, you can choose from among a number of rent-rooms and apartments and enjoy freshly caught and cooked fish right on the waves at one of the tavernas.

Heading east, and a little after Siteia, is the beach of Aghia Fotia.

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Additional Info

  • location Mohlos, Sitia, Lasithi
  • free camping No
  • nudism No
  • beach type Thin Pebble, Pebble, Rocky
  • accommodation Yes - some choices
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • other facilities

    A few sunbeds on the main beach.

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Access Info

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Distances: 48 km from Agios Nikolaos; 40km from Sitia.

By car/motorcycle: From Agios Nikolaos or Ierapetra, get on the National Highway east to Sitia. 5 km after the village of Kavousi, turn left off the Highway, following the signs down to the coast until you come to Mochlos village. From there continue on the smaller road that will lead you to the beach. If you start from Sitia, take the National Highway west to Agios Nikolaos. A few kilometers after the village Lastros will see the sign for Mochlos. Follow the signs down to the coast until you come to Mochlos village. From there continue on the smaller road that will lead you to the beach.

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