Mohlos is a picturesque seaside village in the heart of a fantastic natural landscape on the north coast of Crete, between Sitia and Agios Nikolaos.
The small MOHLOS VILLAS complex rises above Mohlos, offering from on high a magnificent view which, as our guests exclaim, 'cannot be captured by any camera!' Every visitor is amazed to find that Mohlos has 'its own magical atmosphere' and a mysterious positive, invigorating energy.
It is obviously no coincidence that the islet of Mohlos was the site of one of the greatest harbours and naval centres of Minoan Crete, with links to the great civilisations of the East. The greatest and brightest collection of Minoan gold jewellery and diadems was discovered here, similar to those of the Sumerian Queen of Sheba!
Today, apart from its natural landscape and cultural heritage, Mohlos offers exceptional eating and recreational facilities. Picturesque tavernas 'lapped by the waves' offer authentic Cretan cooking, based on the local olive oil, the best in the world, wonderful seafood tidbits and specialities and other gastronomic delights, while small bars offer low-key modern entertainment. You can also swim in the sea, enjoy water sports and boat trips, go on nature walks with mountain guides, etc.
Thirty kilometres from Mohlos is the town of Ierapetra and 35 kilometres away are those of Sitia and Agios Nikolaos. All three towns have hospitals - health centres, urban services of all kinds, shops and amusement facilities.
The island of Crete, with all its natural and historical attractions, is a fascinating destination. Its wonderfully varied landscape, fantastic beaches and crystal-clear sea, pleasantly mild and healthy climate, picturesque villages in the interior and pretty seaside towns, historical monuments and internationally-acclaimed antiquities from Minoan palaces to Byzantine monasteries and Venetian castles, all go to make up a rich and impressive environment offering a wide range of choices.
Excursions to nearby places, such as:
• Sitia - Toplou Monastery - Vai Palm Forest - Minoan Palace of Zakros
• Agios Nikolaos - Elounda - Spinalonga Island.
• Ierapetra - Chryssi Island in the Libyan Sea.
• Lassithi Plateau - Dictean Cave (birthplace of Zeus) - 'LASYNTHOS' Ecological Park.
• Minoan Palace of Malia - CretAquarium - Heraklion - Knossos.
• Excursions further afield, to the areas of Rethymno, Chania and elsewhere.
The largest island of Greece offers thrills all year round, boasting more than 100 beaches but also snowy mountain peaks of nearly 2.5 km in height. Here you can tour the palace of King Minos at Knossos, you can walk on cobblestone Roman and Byzantine churches, admire and explore Venetian and Ottoman fortresses, a testament to the turbulent and interesting history of Crete. The famous Mediterranean diet has its roots in the Cretan diet, based on high quality Cretan olive oil, while Cretans are famous for the individual character and their untamed and welcoming spirit. You will admire the beautiful old towns with their romantic atmosphere in Chania and Rethymnon, while in Malia and Platanias you will revisit the concept of 'night life'. Also, you will enjoy high quality services in a heavenly landscape in the luxury resort of Elounda, Agios Nikolaos. In all your exploring this island will reward you with pleasant surprises. Walk down the Samaria Gorge, discover the history of Spinalonga and swim in the beautiful waters of Vai palm beach, the lagoon of Elafonissi and the vast coast of Falasarna with its pink sand.