Agios Nikolaos & The Gulf of Mirabello , Crete , Greece

Part of the Simpson Exclusive collection

The most luxurious of our villas include a dedicated pre-departure booking service to arrange all the indulgent essentials before you travel, from private chefs to spa treatments – and while you’re away, your personal Concierge will be on hand to add the finishing touches.
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  • Beautifully appointed
  • Waterfront position
  • Heated infinity pool
  • Daily breakfast included
  • Short walk to Mochlos

In a magnificent seafront setting close to the charming village of Mochlos, Kalloni and neighbouring Melitina are without question the finest villas in our Crete portfolio. Luxurious and sophisticated, they can be booked independently or alternatively they present a wonderful opportunity for two families travelling as a group when booked together.

There’s an exhilarating sense of freedom as you leave the well-trodden path behind and descend towards Mochlos. And though not widely publicised, it attracts those in the know again and again, eager to enjoy its tantalising blend of old-school charm and first-class hospitality.

Kalloni sits in immaculate landscaped gardens leading down towards the sea, with areas of lawn and several spacious terraces for stretching out and drinking in the vista. Though there’s no direct sea access, it affords all the other privileges of its waterfront position; uninterrupted views across the water and the soothing sound of the waves as they break on the rocks beneath. Offering all the space and comfort you could wish for, interiors are stylishly furnished and make use of beautiful natural materials, with modern touches reflecting the owners’ impeccable eye for detail. Three en-suite bedrooms are furnished with comfy beds and luxury linens and to further enhance relaxation, the lower ground floor comes complete with private sauna and gym.

Daily breakfast is included and served at the villa; an indulgent extra that sees every day off to a glowing start. Outside, the well-equipped summer kitchen, comfortable dining area and perfectly placed infinity pool add to the joy of carefree summer living and our local concierge will be happy to arrange groceries and drinks to be delivered before and during your stay if you relish the idea of further at-home entertaining. But there’s a lovely selection of arty cafés, bars and tavernas in Mochlos to tempt you away; an attractive prospect at any time of day but never more so than in the evenings when the lights are reflected in the water and the gentle song of the sea is the backdrop to the atmospheric music and lively chatter. This is hidden Crete at its best – charming, timeless, blissfully undone, with an enticing choice of Cretan fare just waiting to be enjoyed.

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  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 6)

Top floor

  • Double bedroom (180cm bed) with en-suite shower room/WC and balcony
  • Stairs leading down to double bedroom (180cm bed) with en-suite shower room/WC and balcony 

Ground floor

  • Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with TV and doors to terrace
  • Kitchen includes dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, oven, hob and coffee maker
  • Stairs leading down to twin bedroom (2 x 90cm beds that can be converted into a double on request) with en-suite shower room/WC 

Lower ground floor

  • Laundry room
  • Gym and sauna 
  • Shower room


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Daily breakfast included
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Daily cleaning (excluding Sundays)
  • Simpson Travel pool towels 
  • Private heated swimming pool 5m x 8m (depth 1.5m)
  • Pool heated April/May/Sep/Oct to 23-25°C
  • Gas barbecue
  • Outdoor kitchen with hob and grill
  • Outdoor shaded dining area
  • Parking


  • 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): 1115650000


  • Beach (Mochlos) 5min walk
  • Tavernas/shops (Mochlos) 5min 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:

  • 2-3 guests – 1 Group C2, Fiat Grande Punto or similar*
  • 4-5 guests – 1 Group D2, Hyundai i30 or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 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*

Group D2 – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases

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

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.

First time we've used Simpson Travel would highly recommend. Nikos, our concierge, was outstanding. Very helpful, knowledgeable, friendly but unobtrusive. His help with our very sick baby at 10.30pm was outstanding. He arranged an emergency appointment with a wonderful paediatrician and even offered to drive to the nearest pharmacy nearly 50km away if we wanted. Brilliant local recommendations, everything he suggested was a huge success. Sofia, the maid, was also wonderful. Bringing a baby bath with lots of toys for our 14 month old was a particularly excellent touch. She provided a very pleasant start to our mornings serving a delicious breakfast. Villa is very comfortable and well equipped, baby equipment provided is a high standard. Only minor niggle was the glassware provided could have been better. There weren't enough wine glasses and tumblers of the same type we had to drink out of brandy glasses. We only found some plastic tumblers for the swimming pool area on our last day. Position of the villa is outstanding with breathtaking views. The grounds are extremely well kept. Very professional, friendly and helpful Simpson Rep for flight out of Heraklion. All in all a very positive first experience, have already recommended to friends!

Mrs Suzanne Nichols, October 2023

An amazing holiday in Mochlos spent in the sun! Nikos and Sofia were amazing and really made the trip, Breakfasts were delicious and Nikos’ knowledge of local spots was really helpful – all his recommendations were spot on. Thanks for a fabulous holiday.

William, Polly and Serena, October 2023

We have had a wonderful week. The pool and soft loungers were superb. The location of the villa affords amazing views – such a pleasure to wake up to the sound of the sea. What makes the holiday special is the excellent customer service provided by both Nikos and Sofia. Nothing was too much trouble. Advice on restaurants, swimming, and walks was appreciated. Breakfast provided by Sofia was great and so lovely to have it served each morning. We can recommend all of the tavernas in Mochlos. They were all great with exceptionally friendly staff. The booking process was seamless and responsive and made everything easy. We will definitely be back. Very many thanks.

Barry, Daphne, Deb and Al, October 2023

This is a beautiful Simpson villa. Luxurious with amazing views and a lovely pool with the best sunbeds – so comfortable. The sauna and gym were an added bonus. Nikos was extremely helpful and gave great suggestions and advice on places to visit and where to eat in Mochlos. We had three meals there, all good and reasonably priced. Sofia made breakfast each day and they were exceptional – set us up for the day with the amazing spread and different main breakfasts. She works really hard to look after the guests. The beds are comfortable and it was lovely to open the bedroom door and listen to the sea at night. Finally, the welcome pack was the best we have ever had – full of food and drink items, the perfect welcome Simpson style. We will miss Kalloni, Nikos and Sofia.

Barbara, Keith and Justin, October 2023

The most amazing service. The local concierge, the daily cleaner and the cook were just fabulous. The villa was beautiful.

Mrs Deborah Jones, October 2023

What an amazing villa in a stunning location. We instantly relaxed into the Mochlos pace of life made possible with the lovely Sofia's breakfasts and always having Nikos on hand with his unwavering help and advice. We would love to return one day….

Mrs Lisa Lunn, September 2023

We were charmed by Mochlos and loved our holiday at Kalloni. Nikos and Sophia were amazing hosts.

Mrs Karen May, August 2023

Amazing villa in a superb location with the best welcome pack we have ever received on a holiday! Breakfast was provided every day by the lovely Sofia and it was delicious. Mochlos is a 5 minute walk from the villa, with a great selection of tavernas. Nothing was too much trouble for Nikos, our Simpson representative, his local knowledge was invaluable. We would love to return.

Sarah Kinch, August 2023

A wonderful stay at this beautiful villa with stunning views that offered everything we could have possibly wanted. Beautifully furnished and very relaxing. Wonderful breakfast each morning by Sofia, who was lovely. Nikos was always there to give advice and was very enthusiastic about sharing things to do in and around Mochlos, which is a beautiful port. Will definitely be returning to the area and this villa. First time with Simpson Travel and definitely not our last. Very relaxing stay.

Debbie & Jeremy, July 2023

We have had a magnificent fortnight at Villa Kalloni – the highlights in no particular order: the amazing views of the sea and the mountains from wherever you are in the villa; the weather (very hot); hiking the Richtis Gorge; a boat trip with Demetrius; a wonderful private chef night with Giorgios; enjoying drinks on the terrace and watching the sunset; our wonderful hosts, Nikos and Sofia. Nikos bas been a font of knowledge, always willing to listen and help (and appreciated) and Sofia’s breakfasts and hard work have been a wonder to behold. Thank you both. All in all a very relaxing, chilled stay (other than the drive down to Richtis beach, which is not for the faint-hearted!).

The Turner family, July 2023

What a fantastic week. The villa and the town of Mochlos are beautiful. Sophia’s breakfast every morning was a very special aspect of the holiday- lovely food and a beautiful person. Nikos was very knowledgeable about the area and very welcoming. Hopefully we will return next year.

Jillian, June 2023

We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful villa with its stunning views. We really appreciated the bonus of breakfast every morning and Sofia and Nikos were both friendly and helpful. Mochlos is charming; a peaceful place to sit and watch the sea. All the tavernas we visited were goo; great food and great value and service. We would love to come back.

The Carpenter family, June 2023

Another fabulous trip with Simpsons, we've had a wonderful stay at Kalloni, utilising all the amazing space and facilities. What made it even more special were the amazing breakfasts from Sofia which has been a great little luxury. Nikos has been super helpful and a great host, making our stay easy and relaxing.

Merrick-Wilson Family, May 2023

Fabulous stay thanks. Hope to be back in Mochlos soon.

Duane, Beverley, Dave, Chris, May 2023

The welcome pack on arrival was the best we have ever had in any Simpson villa we have stayed in. The accommodation was excellent - with a superb outdoor space with very comfortable loungers. A special mention must also go to Sofia who produced delicious breakfasts every day - with fresh local ingredients and was one of the highlights of our holiday (and we like our food!!).

Jake Thomas, April 2023

Our first holiday using Simpson Travel certainly did not disappoint! The villa is incredible, with beautiful views and stunning scenery. We particularly enjoyed the pool and sunbeds. The breakfasts from Sofia were easily one of the best things about this holiday. Beautifully well prepared, yummy, and the outdoor kitchen is lovely. All in all a wonderful holiday that we'd definitely do again and recommend highly. Lots of fun and very relaxing.

Day family, April 2023

First Simpson visitors in this villa, although we have been to many other Simpson villas in Mallorca and Greece. We loved the villa and the very comfortable outdoor area - the best sun loungers, as voted by our teenage daughters! The views are lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed the tavernas in Mochlos. The real touch of special luxury was the amazing breakfasts prepared and served by Sofia - a real bonus. Nikos was also very attentive and helpful. He has a wealth of local info, and couldn't do enough to help give us a good stay.

Thomas family, April 2023

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Agios Nikolaos & The Gulf of Mirabello is one of the most sought after enclaves of Crete. Here you'll find Elounda, a pretty waterfront town hosting some of the island's most exclusive hotels and restaurants and regular ferries across to the former leper colony Spinalonga, a disconcertingly beautiful island with a fascinating history made famous by Victoria Hislop's novel The Island. A little further east, fashionable Agios Nikolaos is a lively town with an abundance of charm and a fabulous selection of restaurants and shops around the harbour. 

If you're after a more tranquil and traditional take on Cretan life, the enchanting village of Mochlos lies tucked away at the most easterly edge of The Gulf of Mirabello. Our portfolio here celebrates the road less travelled, transporting guests from the mainstream to a blissfully undeveloped part of Crete that's often overlooked. Mochlos holds a unique identity along this illustrious coastline; a timeless waterfront idyll with a charming collection of cafés and tavernas harbouring the soul food of a simpler life. Whether you choose our Simpson Hotel or one of our luxurious villas, a stay here offers the best of all worlds - combining authentic charm, warm hospitality and easy access to many of the island's highlights, including the breathtaking gorges and caves of eastern Crete and the mountain communities of the beautiful Lasithi Plateau. You can also extend your stay and enjoy a few nights in Athens as part of your Greek odyssey? One of the world's most ancient cities, with a vibrant culture and fascinating history, it's the perfect addition to any holiday in Crete. To find out more, please visit our Short Stays in Athens page.

Whether you're seeking an expansive beachfront home close to all the action, or a tucked away base by the sea, you'll find something to suit in Agios Nikolaos & The Gulf of Mirabello. View our handpicked collection of villas today or take a look at our delightful Simpson Hotel in Mochlos.

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Every Simpson Exclusive Villa includes our complimentary Concierge Service, designed to make your holiday experience as relaxing and seamless as possible.

It includes our dedicated pre-departure services to help you plan the details of your trip before you leave the UK, from the logistics of your journey to the personal requests that will make your time away truly magical.

Drawing on our experience and extensive local knowledge, we will do our utmost to accommodate any feasible request.

However, as a minimum, we can arrange:

  • UK airport hotels and parking
  • UK airport lounge access
  • Private chef service
  • Grocery shopping and delivery
  • Restaurant recommendations and reservations
  • In-villa massage treatments
  • Boat hire and excursions
  • Private jets

Once you reach your destination, our local Concierge will be on hand to offer any further advice or assistance.

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