Time for Mochlos

4-Day Mochlos Tranquil Experience - Greece

Prices from £175 pp

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Duration4 days / 3 nights (flexible)


Suitable for families

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Time stands still for a while in the typical Greek village of Mochlos. The residents will soon greet you with a cheerful Kalimera! Enjoy the tranquility of this Greek fishing village with a boat trip across the sea to Agios Nikolaos, the former leprosy island of Spinalonga. You’ll feel like you’re in the Caribbean, relaxing with a snack on the beautiful palm beach of Vai.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • 3 x breakfast
  • Handy hiking app

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On arrival to this lesser visited part of Crete, you will be greeted by the white houses with coloured shutters and flowering bougainvilleas. Mochlos is a small fishing village and somewhere you will immediately feel at home in. Check into your small hotel that has stunning views over the bay and a beach just a few minutes away. On your first day, take the time to explore the small fishing village at your leisure and enjoy Greek cuisine in typical taverns.

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Boat trip to Spinalonga & the beaches of Vai

Today it’s time to hit the open sea, as you take a boat from Agios Nikolaos and sail to Spinalonga, a small island with a special past. At the beginning of the 20th century it was a leper colony. After a few hours exploring the island, you’ll end the trip and head back to Agios Nikolaos and wander around Lake Voulismeni. Located in the middle of the city, it is bustling with life. If you prefer to laze around, you can always visit Voulisma beach instead of the city.

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After a relaxing start the following morning, you can explore the northeast coast where you will find the palm beach of Vai, one of the remaining primeval palm tree forests on the island. Even though the beach is a little crowded in the summer months, it is still well worth a day of sun here. As you drive along the coast towards Vai you will pass Sitia, where you can make a pit stop in the harbor for a small Greek snack or a more filling souvlaki.

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Departure from Mochlos

You take the morning to sleep in, enjoy a good breakfast and the beautiful view. You may be heading home from Heraklion airport or just leaving the coast and drive through the mountains for a stay to the Lassithi plateau and visit the windmills.

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"For me, it's the hidden sandy beaches that made me fall in love with Greece. Everything is so picturesque and the local hospitality is just so welcoming."

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