Mochlos Blue

The Gulf of Mirabello & South East Crete, Crete, Greece

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United by warm welcomes, excellent service and attention to detail, our handpicked Simpson Hotels include our unique Adult Only Collection and, for families, comfortable, versatile accommodation in locations well suited to guests of all ages.
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  • Beautifully positioned Simpson Hotel
  • Six sea view suites
  • Walking distance to Mochlos
  • Adult Only except during July and August

NEW FOR 2023


Early Bird Pricing at Mochlos Blue...the hotel interiors are being extensively refurbished this winter. The current special introductory prices on our website reflect the lack of photos of the newly-updated rooms, and these prices will increase once the upgrade is complete and pictures are published in Spring 2023.


The requirements we look for when adding a new Simpson Hotel to our portfolio are two-fold. Firstly location; a peaceful and harmonious spot with beautiful sea or countryside views that we know our clients will love. Secondly people; owners who have a love of welcoming guests and a passion for service. Get these two elements right and you have the perfect ingredients to build on, and Mochlos Blue ticks both boxes admirably.

A family-run hotel where George, his mother Poppy and father Pavlos have been welcoming guests for over 20 years, it's a place held in great affection where clients return again and again. The magic of the spot remains unchanged but the family now feel the time has come to add some 21st century touches and they have asked us to help with the renovations. This is something we love to do and with just six suites and a beautiful seafront position, we are very excited to bring some added Simpson 'comfort and style' to the already charming Mochlos Blue hotel. New bathrooms, new beds, comfortable furniture and larger windows to accentuate the beautiful sea views will all be completed this winter, ready for the arrival of our guests in the spring. 

Although Poppy and Pavlos speak only a little English, their infectious smiles and warm welcome will more than compensate, plus our Simpson Travel concierge will be on hand to point you in the direction of all the fascinating places there are to visit in this unique corner of Crete. 

Breakfast is served down on the pool terrace where the sound of the sea lapping against the shore is both soothing and uplifting in equal measure. It’s a hop and a skip to the sunbeds if a day of quiet repose is just what the doctor ordered and though there is no direct access to the sea from here, it’s only a short walk into Mochlos where the lovely little beach nestles beneath the charming array of cafés and tavernas.

Ideal for couples, Mochlos Blue is a boutique hotel which celebrates its place on the road less travelled. But teenagers also enjoy the freedom of being able to walk into Mochlos and families with teenagers are very welcome on selected dates in July and August. We may also, on occasion, offer the hotel as a whole for a large group of friends or an extended family gathering.

And enchanting though it is, Mochlos is not the only attraction. There are a number of other pretty villages in the surrounding area including Karvaossi in the next bay along, particularly beautiful with a lovely beach, and Monasteraki, a hidden gem en route to Ierapetra with a delightful taverna at the mouth of the Ha Gorge. At the gateway to the east, our Simpson Hotel in Mochlos offers countless opportunities for discovering a different side of this great island; a hidden Crete that’s often overlooked and every bit as compelling as the tourist trails further west. And therein lies its beauty.

But there’s no obligation to do more than relax and enjoy the moment. A ten-minute stroll from the hotel leads to the lovely waterfront in Mochlos and though it’s a sleepy place in essence, the cuisine is top notch and there’s a wonderfully creative eccentricity at its heart, that keeps it feeling vibrant and draws a discerning crowd back again and again.

Good to know... Mochlos Blue is Adult Only except between 11 July and 04 September 2023 when families are welcome.


Explore hidden Crete

If you’re keen to see more of hidden Crete, we are happy to arrange bespoke itineraries in May and October, combining a stay at Mochlos Blue with one or more of our other hotels in the east of the island; Palm Tree Suites - Artemis Hotel and Breezes @ Glaros Beach. Please call our Destination Specialists for further information.



  • Six room Simpson Hotel

Standard Rooms

  • Double rooms with en-suite and sea facing balcony
  • Eros - Ground floor
  • Boreus - Upper floor
  • Chronos - Upper floor

Superior Rooms

  • Larger double rooms with en-suite and sea facing balcony
  • Fortuna - Ground floor
  • Atlas - Upper floor
  • Dionysus - Upper floor

All Rooms

  • Double room (180cm bed) - can be made up as a twin on request
  • En-suite shower room with basin and WC
  • Small fridge
  • Tea/coffee-making facilities
  • Iron, ironing board, hair dryer, bath and pool towels

Please note, families are welcome at Mochlos Blue between 11 July and 04 September 2023.


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Reception and Local Concierge
  • Poolside breakfast area
  • Naturally filtered saltwater swimming pool 17m x 8m (120cm - 150cm depth)
  • Pool bar
  • Twice weekly cleaning and linen change


  • 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): 1040K10000042300


  • Kolympakia Beach 7min walk
  • Loutres Beach 15min walk
  • Tavernas/restaurants (Mochlos) 10min walk
  • Basic shops/supermarket (Mochlos) 10min walk
  • Boat hire (Mochlos) 10min walk
  • Ierapetra 45min drive
  • Agios Nikolaos 45min drive
  • Sitia 45min drive
  • Sitia airport 40min drive
  • Heraklion airport 1hr 15min 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 – Hyundai i30 or similar, 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.


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    Position, view, serenity, privacy

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    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*


    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*


    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

Heading east from the exclusivity of Elounda and the elegance of lakeside Agios Nikolaos reveals a rugged landscape harbouring the soul food of a simpler life. Our portfolio here celebrates the road less travelled, transporting guests from the mainstream to a hidden Crete that's often overlooked. From gorges and caves to the mountain communities of the beautiful Lasithi Plateau, from the tucked away waterfront village of Mochlos in the north to the timeless landscapes and homely tavernas surrounding Makrigialos in the south – this is Crete at its most warmly welcoming, without artifice, where you’re a guest and never a tourist.

Discover it for yourself by viewing our handpicked villas and hotels in The Gulf of Mirabello & South East Crete.

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