As well as being the name of a small island just off the Lassithi coast, Mochlos is an attractive fishing village on the north east coast of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Mediterranean. Self catering accommodation in Mochlos is great for those visitors who are seeking a peaceful destination in a rural setting yet with all the comforts of home.
A great alternative to some of the busier tourist resorts on Crete, Mochlos gives visitors a better chance to sample some of the friendly hospitality that the Greeks are famous for. With the scenic farming landscape surrounding your Mochlos holiday home you can be assured that there will be no high rise hotels on the beach here! Talking of beaches, the attractive small pebble beaches on this part of the coast are popular with families, and the waters are warm, or you can enjoy the swimming pool that’s offered with many of the self catering accommodation in Mochlos.
Although a small fishing village Mochlos still has everything you need for a great holiday. There are several tavernas and bars here where you can enjoy drinks and a meal, plus the mini market has all the essentials for cooking your own meals back at your holiday home. There could be nowhere finer than a Mochlos villa from which to get a real taste or rural, laid-back Greece.
Spending time enjoying the quaint fishing village is popular with holidaymakers as it has an authentic Greek feel about it! The small harbour is at the centre of village life. Self catering accommodation in Mochlos is also well positioned to enjoy other attractions on the island too. The town of Sitia is to the east where you’ll find an old fortress, a good beach, the port, shops, and restaurants. To the west of your accommodation in Mochlos is the capital and largest city of Crete, Heraklion. This city has numerous places of interest including museums, and old Venetian castle and an 11th century basilica.
The Mediterranean climate provides accommodation in Mochlos with mild to hot weather throughout the year. Summers are hot and dry with average high temperatures in the mid to high 20’s C (high 70’s to low 80’s F). Although January is the coolest month the temperatures are still mild with an average high of 14C (57F), still pleasant enough for a relaxing holiday, although winter is the wetter time of year here.
Visitors can get to self catering accommodation in Mochlos via a flight to Crete’s main international airport, Heraklion International Airport, about 62 miles (100km) distant. Flights to Crete are offered by numerous airlines including low cost and charter airlines such as easyJet, Jet2.com, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Thomson Airways.