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Woman in Mochlos Crete

Time for Mochlos

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
    Mochlos
  • Duration:
    4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 198.- per person (excluding flights)
Experience the magic of a timeless Greek village nestled in the serene embrace of Mochlos. As you wander through the picturesque streets, the friendly locals will warmly greet you with a heartfelt "Kalimera!"—a perfect start to your day. Enjoy the tranquility of this Greek fishing village, as you embark on a delightful boat trip across the shimmering sea to Agios Nikolaos, once a leprosy island known as Spinalonga. You’ll feel like you’re in the Caribbean, relaxing with a snack as you soak up the sun's gentle rays on the beautiful palm beach of Vai.
Grecian islands aerial view
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Day 1 – Picture postcard Greece

As you step foot into this hidden gem of Crete, you will be greeted by white houses with vibrant shutters and blooming bougainvilleas. Mochlos is a quaint fishing village that will instantly make you feel at home. Check into your cosy hotel that boasts breathtaking views over the bay, with pristine a beach just a stone’s throw away. On your first day, take the time to roam the narrow streets of this authentic fishing village at your own pace and indulge in the delights of Greek cuisine, savoring the flavors of the region at the charming taverns that dot the village.

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Days 2-3 – Boat trip to Spinalonga & the beaches of Vai

Today it’s time to hit the open sea, as you take a boat from from the charming Agios Nikolaos to the captivating island of Spinalonga. Steeped in history, this small island carries the legacy of being a leper colony in the early 20th century. After a few hours exploring the island and its intriguing past, you’ll return to Agios Nikolaos and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Lake Voulismeni. Nestled in the heart of the city, this bustling lake exudes a lively energy. Alternatively, if you prefer a more leisurely experience, bask in the sun at Voulisma Beach, where you can unwind and soak up the tranquil surroundings.

After a relaxing start the following morning, set out to explore the captivating northeast coast, where you will find the palm beach of Vai, home to one of the last remaining primeval palm tree forests on the island. Although this beach can be popular during the summer months, it is still well worth a day of relaxing in the sun here. As you drive along the scenic coastal route toward Vai, you will pass the enchanting town of Sitia. Take a moment to pause and savour a small Greek snack or indulge in a more hearty souvlaki at the charming harbour.

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Day 4 – Departure from Mochlos

Take the time this morning to sleep in and enjoy a hearty breakfast with breathtaking views. Whether you’re heading home from Heraklion airport or just leaving the coast to drive through the mountains for a stay to the Lassithi plateau.

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