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  • Romantic waterfront studio
  • Uninterrupted sea views
  • Set in the charming village of Mochlos
  • Tavernas/cafés 1min walk

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We are delighted to have found this waterside gem in Mochlos, a charming tucked-away village with a wealth of character and surprisingly upmarket selection of cafés and tavernas wrapped around the little beach. Leaving the main thoroughfare connecting Heraklion to the east, a winding road transports you down to the coast; a picturesque descent through a rural Mediterranean landscape that remains unspoilt by large tourist developments and retains its uniquely Cretan feel.

Those in the know are rewarded for their journey with a taste of Greece from days gone by. Mochlos is a natural beauty; prettily unpolished, with a blissfully unhurried pace and a warm welcome. Access to the sea is easy, yet the unique informality and appeal of the place perhaps stem from the fact that the beach is not the main event. Though the brilliant blue of the sea is just as lovely as it could be, Mochlos is about the people, the food and the quietly bohemian ambience that set it apart. And just across the little square from the church, our studio cottage enjoys a prime spot above the rocky shoreline, with mesmerizing views across the bay from its bijou private terrace. It’s a wonderfully romantic setting, promising all the home comforts that ensure a truly relaxing stay, with the pleasures of Greek village life on the doorstep.

Facing the village, a small island with a big history is an easy and enticing destination for swimmers and though the presence of Minoan ruins make it an archaeological site of some significance, it rarely plays host to more than one or two visitors at a time.

Mochlos Waterside is perfect for couples seeking an authentic Greek escape away from the mainstream and its position along the coast affords an opportunity to discover the magic of eastern Crete too, a region with a unique identity and the least visited part of the island.  But for many, there’s very little incentive to move very far. Just a short stroll from the door, you’ll find a convivial vibe amongst the colourful array of tables and chairs that line the waterfront; waiters serving coffees, fresh seafood and local specialities to devoted regulars and delighted newcomers. Once discovered, this enchanting enclave is not readily forgotten and the chance to stay in such appealing surroundings at its very heart is not easy to come by.



  • 1 bedroom studio cottage (sleeps 2)

Single storey

  • Open-plan living/kitchen dining room with TV and doors opening onto waterfront terrace
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, fridge, washing machine
  • Double bedroom with kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom/WC


  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Iron, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels 
  • Safe
  • Waterfront terrace 
  • Free parking in local car-park (2min walk)


  • All properties with wifi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

National tourist licence (EOT): 00001177164


  • Tavernas/shops 1min walk
  • Beach 1min walk
  • Agios Nikolaos 45min drive
  • Sitia 1hr drive
  • Heraklion Airport 1hr 30min drive

Car hire

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2 guests – 1 Group C2, Fiat Grande Punto or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres, wing mirrors and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specification

Group C2 – 1.2-1.4 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group D2 – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases

Group CA – Automatic Fiat Grande Punto or similar, 1.2-1.4 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group D3 – Skoda Octavia or similar, 1.4 - 2.0 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

Group DA3 – Automatic Seat Toledo or similar, 1.4 - 2.0 litre engine, 3 large suitcase*

Group L2 – Skoda Yeti or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Customer feedback

Mochlos Waterside is a lovely holiday flat in brilliant location. The terrace right on water and views are the best. Mochlos is a nice little village away from tourist crowds.
Brigitte Gohdes, April 2022

It is a great location for someone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of normal tourist destinations. The apartment was right in the centre of Mochlos - less than a minutes walk from the shop, bars and restaurants. The local people are very friendly and most speak good English, though they appreciate attempts to use Greek (with Google's assistance!). It's not a suitable location for families or those wanting night-life but we would highly recommend it and it is the first place in 20 years we are thinking of returning to.
Robert Harper, May 2022



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