Mochlos, the well-known coastal village of eastern Crete, stands out for a number of qualities: its rare picturesque style, its healthy and most agreeable climate, its very own, special ambience, its unparalleled landscape, etc.
The celebrated Mochlos landscape is an outstanding mixture of sea, mountains, islets and colors, it represents the “quintessence” of the Greek landscape and one of the most splendid in the world, that “no camera lens can reproduce”, in the words of our guests, who upon their arrival realize, to their surprise, that Mochlos radiates with beneficial energy which enchants, pacifies and rejuvenates. It is to this incredibly beautiful, magical landscape that scholars attribute the fact that the largest quantities of gold jewellery and diadems of the Minoan civilization—more even than those at Knossos!—were discovered here, on the islet of Mochlos, similar to the diadems of the Queen of Sheba of the Sumerians! These masterpieces are exhibited at the Archaeological museums of Heraklion, Ag. Nikolaos and Sitia. It is certainly no accident that Mochlos, as numerous finds indicate, had developed relations with the great civilizations of Anatolia (Mesopotamia etc.), nor that the renown “gold ring” of Mochlos, comparable to “the ring of Minos” found at Knossos, was discovered here. It is, in fact, this very ring that we have used in the logo of our complex.
What you can do at Mochlos
Besides its unique landscape, Mochlos today can also provide exceptional services. Picturesque small restaurants, “licked” by the sea surf at their feet, offer authentic Cretan and Greek cuisine based on local olive oil, one of the most extensively awarded in the world, delicious seafood “mezedes” and local dishes and a variety of culinary delights, while the small bars provide contemporary entertainment. The restaurants, “tavernas”, feature Cretan and popular live-music nights, with dancing and singing you are welcome to join in. You can also take a dive in the crystal clear waters, do some watersports and go on a boat tour of the nearby islets, Kastellas, the “magical mountain” and its caves, the astonishing islet of Pseira, or go hiking to explore the rich and vibrant landscape, on your own or with a mountain guide, etc. There is also a mini-market and other small stores for your shopping.
At a distance of 30-35km from Mochlos you will find the towns Ierapetra (south), Sitia (east) and Ag. Nikolaos (west). All three towns provide Hospitals – Health Centers, all kinds of urban facilities, super markets, a variety of shops, leisure and entertainment facilities, etc.