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Mochlos beaches

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Mochlos is a quaint village situated 48km to the east of Agios Nikolaos and 35km to the west of Sitia. It lies 150m across from the islet of St. Nicholas, home to a chapel of the same name and an important archaeological site. The village of Mochlos maintains its traditional Cretan charm, making it an ideal destination for a peaceful getaway. The friendly locals, primarily from the village of Sfaka, will make you feel at home from day one. You may even get the chance to participate in local events such as fishing competitions.

The village’s coastal road is dotted with a handful of taverns and cafes where you can savour fresh seafood and refreshing drinks. These establishments have even gained popularity among notable Greeks. An old tax office previously stood next to these taverns but was unfortunately torn down several years ago. The small sandy beach of Mochlos, with its rocky seabed, lies in front of the village. It offers basic facilities but is not officially organized. A second, smaller and rockier bay can be found to the east of the village.

For those seeking solitude, the sandy beach of Limenaria lies 400m west of Mochlos. This beach and the local harbour are well shielded from the waves. In 1986, archaeologists discovered a post-Minoan cemetery with several intact carved tombs in Limenaria. Over 60 decorated vases and a Minoan seal featuring a deer were found at this site.

When visiting Mochlos, it’s worth exploring the neighbouring villages of Sfaka, Lastros, Tourloti, and Myrsini. These villages have preserved their traditional character and house some very old chapels. Furthermore, south of Mochlos, atop a hill, you can visit the scenic chapel of Holy Spirit (Agio Pnevma in Greek), which offers panoramic views of the Mirabello Gulf. Lastly, near the village of Myrsini, you will find the Venetian Tower of Kornaros and the chapel of St. Anthony.

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Most frequent asked questions

What are the Mochlos beaches?

The Mochlos beaches are a collection of small, secluded beaches located on the island of Mochlos in Crete, Greece.

Are the Mochlos beaches crowded?

The Mochlos beaches are typically not crowded, as they are relatively unknown and difficult to access.

What is the water temperature like at the Mochlos beaches?

The water temperature at the Mochlos beaches is generally warm and pleasant, ranging from 20-25°C (68-77°F) during the summer months.

Are there any water sports available at the Mochlos beaches?

There are no water sports available at the Mochlos beaches, as they are primarily used for swimming and sunbathing.

What is the scenery like at the Mochlos beaches?

The scenery at the Mochlos beaches is stunning, with crystal-clear waters, rocky cliffs, and lush vegetation.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near the Mochlos beaches?

There are a few restaurants and cafes located near the Mochlos beaches, offering traditional Greek cuisine and refreshing drinks.

Is it safe to swim at the Mochlos beaches?

Yes, it is generally safe to swim at the Mochlos beaches, as the waters are calm and there are no strong currents or dangerous marine life.

What is the best time of day to visit the Mochlos beaches?

The best time of day to visit the Mochlos beaches is early in the morning or late in the afternoon, when the sun is not too strong and the crowds are minimal.

What is the water colour of the Mochlos beaches?

The water colour of the Mochlos beaches is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Mochlos beaches?

The Mochlos beaches has sand, with rocks in some places.

What is the water depth of the Mochlos beaches?

The water depth of the Mochlos beaches is normal.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Mochlos beaches?

The sea surface at the Mochlos beaches is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Mochlos beaches?

The Mochlos beaches crowds are quiet.

What facilities are available at the Mochlos beaches?

The Mochlos beaches has accommodation options, food/water nearby, and showers.

What is the access to the Mochlos beaches like?

The Mochlos beaches access is via a paved road.

What other information is available about the Mochlos beaches?

The Mochlos beaches is ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing.

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