• 2-6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Stylish contemporary villa
  • Panoramic sea views
  • Private infinity pool
  • Mochlos 5min drive

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Leaving the main thoroughfare connecting Heraklion to the east of the island, 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. And here, nestled into the hillside and commanding outstanding views across the coastline, you’ll find our stylish contemporary villa, comfortably appointed for relaxed holiday living both inside and out.

The smart open-plan living area has sliding doors on dual aspects, creating a lovely flow between the cool interiors and panoramic terrace where there’s plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the spectacular vista. Lazy breakfasts and long lunches can be enjoyed in the shade of the wooden pergola, with the infinity pool close by for a refreshing dip when the going gets hot. Hydro massage jets add to the enjoyment and relaxation here, strategically placed in the water to ensure your eyes are drawn across the clear blue yonder as they work their magic.

Evenings at the villa are a delight and as the sun sinks behind the mountains, the little lights around the harbour twinkle into view. Head down for a drink and a bite by the water’s edge, where you’ll find a surprisingly upmarket selection of cafés and tavernas wrapped around the little beach. Unpretentious and characterful, Mochlos offers a taste of Greece from days gone by and you’ll find a convivial vibe amongst the colourful array of tables and chairs that line the waterfront.

A blissfully unhurried pace and a warm welcome define life in this charming enclave and though access to the sea is easy, the unique informality and appeal of Mochlos perhaps stem from the fact that the beach is not the main event. Its atmosphere is nourished by the people, the food and the quietly bohemian ambience that set it apart.

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. While away your days here or venture out to discover the magic of eastern Crete, a region with a unique identity, and the least visited part of the island.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 6)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with satellite TV and doors to terrace
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double bedroom with doors to terrace
  • Twin bedroom
  • Shower room/WC

First floor

  • Master bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC 
  • Door to balcony/upper terrace

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Simpson Travel pool towels 
  • Hairdryer
  • Private infinity swimming pool 6.5m x 4.5m (depth 1.5m) with hydromassage jets at one end
  • Parking

WiFi

  • 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): 1215192


Location

  • Beach (Mochlos) 5min drive
  • Tavernas/shops (Mochlos) 5min drive
  • Agios Nikolaos 45min drive
  • Sitia 45min 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.

Lovely villa in enchanting location. Local rep Nikos was a star.

Mr John Creedon, September 2023

The Villa is in an excellent spot, high up with amazing views but within a short drive to the little village which is totally unspoilt and probably the most un-touristy place we have ever visited. I really hope it stays that way as was a pleasure to head down for dinner most nights.

Claire Clark, August 2023

Excellent holiday in a terrific house. Great location, amazing views and a delightful pool. Nikos was friendly and very helpful and responsive. Eleni, the owner, was very welcoming.

David Madoc-Jone, July 2023

Thank you so much, Eleni and Giorgios, for being such lovely hosts and for the opportunity to stay in such a wonderful villa. We have absolutely loved it here and it has been a real treat for us – a perfect location, beautiful views, so peaceful yet so close to Mochlos. A lovely stylish villa and best of all for us a terrace, which has been so nice for enjoying drinks and dinner in the evenings. We have also really enjoyed exploring this part of the island and it doesn’t seem to matter where you drive – the views are wonderful and the local tavernas never disappoint. Thank you again and we hope to see you for a return visit soon.

Geoff & Lesley, July 2023

Fantastic villa for a week at Mochlos. Beautiful location in a stunning scenic area. We have loved East Crete and will definitely come back to the villa. Such a fantastic place to chill (in the heat!) and get away from the UK. Lovely people, views, food. Mochlos is such a great little place. Thanks to our hosts and Nikos for helping with bookings and advice.

The Barley family, July 2023

Lovely villa with fabulous views. Very friendly people and Eleni was great when we had a problem. Relaxing, peaceful holiday.

Kim and Paul, May 2023

This is our first holiday in Greece, and we have been blown away by the hospitality. We look forward to returning. Thanks again to Eleni, you are very kind.

Jon, Jenni & Ben, September 2022

We cannot fault a thing. What a lovely holiday, we hardly moved!

Emily, Ben & kids, August 2022

We had a week in a beautiful Simpson Villa in Kissamos, and a week here. Another gorgeous villa and another fabulous week.

Rosie, Gavin, Ellie & Tilly, August 2022

As a Gold member of Simpson Travel, we have used them for 10/12 Holidays in the last 7 years. This Villa is as good as it gets, the village of Mochlos is very much the slogan 'The Road LessTravelled" in a very good way. We really have had one of the most comfortable holidays yet, and have arrived home refreshed and contented. What a good job 'Simpson Travel" do and are far above the normal travel Company. Val & Martin Harrison.

A Simpson Traveller, July 2022

We had the most relaxing 7 nights in Harbour View Mochlos. The villa was amazing, modern and spacious. An absolute perfect time away. Would highly recommend and will hopefully return.

Nicola Casey, July 2022

We have had a wonderful stay here in Mochlos in this beautiful stylish villa. Nothing has been too much trouble when we had to call on our hosts Eleni and Giorgios, they are extremely hospitable. The pool and outside areas with fantastic views are very relaxing. We are looking forward to returning in September!

Val and Martin, July 2022

Our experience over the past 8 years and in a variety of locations is that our Simpson holiday will always give us quality of accommodation and service.

Brian Tripp, June 2022

Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themselves, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading

Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5

    Excellent

  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

    Good

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  • Location

    4.5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    4.5/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    4/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    4/5

    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

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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