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Mochlos beaches

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Mochlos is a traditional village, located 48km east of Agios Nikolaos and 35km west of Sitia. It is situated 150m opposite the islet of St. Nicholas with the homonym chapel, which is a very important archaeological site. The village retains the traditional elements of Crete intact and is an ideal destination for relaxing holidays. The villagers, mostly originating from the village of Sfaka, are very friendly and you will feel very familiar with them on the first day. If you’re lucky, you might meet some of the events organized by the locals, such as fishing contests.

Along the coastal road of the village, there are a few taverns and cafes where you can enjoy fresh seafood and drinks; these taverns are famous even among Greek celebrities. There was an old tax office next to the taverns, which was unfortunately demolished several years ago. In front of the small village, you will find the small beach of Mochlos that is sandy and has a rocky bottom. Next to it, there are the basic amenities, but still, it is not organized. If you head to the east, you will find the second bay of the village, which is smaller and rockier.

If you want to stay isolated, you can also choose the sandy beach of Limenaria, located 400m west of Mochlos. Here is the local harbour and the beach are well protected from the waves. In 1986 archaeologists discovered in Limenaria a postminoan cemetery with several unlooted carved tombs. There were found more than 60 decorated vases and a Minoan seal depicting a deer.

If you come to Mochlos, it is worth visiting the nearby villages Sfaka, Lastros, Tourloti and Myrsini. The villages retain their traditional style and are home to some very old chapels. Moreover, on a hill south of Mochlos you can visit the picturesque chapel of Holy Spirit (Agio Pnevma in Greek) which has panoramic views of Mirabello Gulf. Lastly, near the village of Myrsini, you’ll meet the Venetian Tower of Kornaros with the chapel of St. Anthony.



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 beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has sand, with rocks in some places.

What is the water depth of the beach?

The water depth of the beach is normal.

What is the surface of the sea like at the beach?

The sea surface at the beach is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach crowds are quiet.

What facilities are available at the beach?

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

What is the access to the beach like?

The beach access is via a paved road.

What other information is available about the beach?

The beach is ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing.

Beach facilities

  • Accommodation options
  • Food / water nearby
  • Showers


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Sand
  • Rocks in places

Sea surface

  • Usually wavy

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Paved road

Other information

  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing

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