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  • Beautifully situated Simpson Hotel
  • Available for large multi-generational families from late July and August
  • Welcome dinner on arrival included
  • Delicious daily breakfasts and weekly barbecue included
  • Light poolside lunches available
  • Short stroll from Mochlos
  • Table tennis, snorkelling equipment and board games provided

2024 Holidays... 2023 Prices

Many of our 2024 holidays are now priced online and with our early bird promise, you can enjoy December 2022 prices when you book by December 2023. Where prices are not yet showing, please use Advance Registration to reserve your holiday. View Price Freeze Terms & Conditions here.

Exclusive use of Mochlos Blue is available for groups of up to 12 between 9 July and 26 August 2024.

In a remarkable seafront setting, this charming Simpson Hotel in eastern Crete is a magical addition to our portfolio, ticking all the boxes for location, style and comfort with some beautifully individual touches that set it apart. The final ingredient is service, and a stay at here comes with a warm and hospitable welcome from the owner George and his parents, who have been hosting guests for over 20 years. A delicious breakfast is provided every day, along with a welcome arrival dinner and a weekly barbecue included, whilst light lunches are available at reasonable prices. To help you and your party make the most of your time together you'll find table tennis, snorkelling kit and board games all provided, and of course that fabulous swimming pool is all yours. Add to this our own local concierge in Mochlos and you have the ultimate multi-generational family venue.

Just six rooms enjoy all this fabulous spot has to offer; each simply but elegantly furnished, with supremely comfy double bed (three of which can be converted to a twin on request) and opening onto a balcony or terrace with uninterrupted sea views. 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.

Though Mochlos Blue celebrates a beguiling place on the road less travelled, it’s ideal for families or friends looking to spend some quality time together and teenagers would really appreciate the freedom of a 10-minute stroll into the lovely waterfront village of Mochlos for a taste of independence. There is a small beach here nestling beneath the charming array of cafés and tavernas and the village has a wonderfully creative eccentricity at its heart that keeps it feeling vibrant and draws a discerning crowd back again and again.

If a little more adventure is required, there are many opportunities to discover a different side of this great island – from vibrant Agios Nikolaos in the Mirabello Gulf to the more authentic Sitia in the far east. Plus, tiny villages tucked away in the dramatic mountains in hidden Crete just waiting to be explored.

Please note... This property is not included in our early bird price freeze promise.



  • Six room Simpson Hotel for exclusive use


  • Eros - Ground floor, double room with en-suite and sea facing balcony
  • Fortuna - Ground floor, larger double room with en-suite and sea facing balcony
  • Boreus - Upper floor, double room with en-suite and sea facing balcony
  • Chronos - Upper floor, double room with en-suite and sea facing balcony
  • Atlas - Upper floor, larger double room with en-suite and sea facing balcony
  • Dionysus - Upper floor, larger double room with en-suite and sea facing balcony

All Rooms

  • Double room (180cm bed) - Eros, Boreus and Chronos can also 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


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Reception and Local Concierge
  • Poolside breakfast area (daily breakfast included)
  • Welcome arrival dinner and barbecue evening included
  • Light lunches available at pool bar 1-3pm
  • Naturally filtered saltwater swimming pool 17m x 8m (120cm - 150cm depth)
  • Pool bar
  • Twice weekly cleaning and linen change
  • Private chef available on request
  • Gas barbecue available
  • Table tennis


  • 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): 1040K113K2829801


  • 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:

  • 2-3 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*
  • 7 guests – 1 Group C2, Fiat Grande Punto, and 1 Group D2, Hyundai i30 or similar*
  • 8-10 guests – 2 Group D2, Hyundai i30 or similar*
  • 11-12 guests – 1 Group C2, Fiat Grande Punto, and 2 Group D2, Hyundai i30 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.

In July I had the pleasure of experiencing Simpson Travel’s latest hotel offering, Mochlos Blue Exclusive, firsthand. As I reflect on the experience, I was surprised by the uniqueness of this property. It proved to be an ideal spot for multi-generational families like my own. Managing the entertainment for seven grandchildren (aged 7-18) is no small feat, yet the hotel rose to the occasion. It was also heartening to see them all stroll down to Mochlos on their own and enjoying their independence. The daily breakfasts were varied and delicious and Hera, Poppy, and Pavlos cooked wonderful and memorable dinners. Nico, the Simpson rep, was invaluable with recommendations for local excursions and activities. Among the highlights was an exhilarating boat expedition and a scenic hike through the Richtis Gorge ending at a beautiful waterfall. While our exploits were varied and enriching, there was an equal measure of simply staying put and relaxing by the pool. My personal experience exceeded even my expectations – Mochlos Blue Exclusive demonstrated its suitability for multi-generational families by combining recreation and tranquillity.

Graham Simpson - Simpson Travel, July 2023


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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.

Read more on our Crete region page

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