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  • Delightful stone house 
  • Private swimming pool
  • Stunning sea views
  • Comfortable and welcoming
  • Mochlos 10min walk

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Tucked away at the far eastern end of the Gulf of Mirabello, Mochlos and its enticingly pristine shoreline appeals to the slightly more intrepid Simpson Traveller, rewarding those who choose the road less travelled with a vision of Crete as it used to be.

Nestled above the village, charming Villa Fegari makes a delightful base for two, with stunning views over Mochlos and the rugged coast beyond. It’s the uppermost of four, cottage-style houses, carefully constructed using stone and timber in keeping with the quietly spectacular natural surroundings. Fegari is newer than it looks however, with simple yet immaculate interiors offering everything you need for a comfortable stay. There’s plenty of private outdoor space here to make the most of the sea and mountain views, giving you an idyllic spot for breakfast or perhaps a pre-dinner drink before you stroll down into the village. The icing on this deliciously authentic cake is a brand new small private pool, being built to order by your hosts Eleni and George in time for summer 2023.

If you prefer to swim in the sea, there’s a pretty sandy beach and plenty of rocks to launch yourself off; jelly shoes are helpful and the gin-clear water makes a mask and snorkel well worthwhile. Serious swimmers can cross to the Minoan ruins on the island just offshore, but it’s more than acceptable just to paddle or lounge in the sunshine and enjoy the peace and the views. Despite its pint-sized proportions, Mochlos is a very inviting place to eat and drink. From a quiet cappuccino to the catch of the day, each meal feels like a special occasion when your table for two is just inches from the gently lapping sea. And while this hidden corner of Crete feels blissfully removed from modern development, upmarket Agios Nikolaos is just a 45-minute drive away around the bay if you feel like a change of pace and the more traditional town of Sitia, also 45 minutes away, is the gateway to hidden Crete.



  • 1 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan kitchen/diner
  • Kitchen includes dishwasher, fridge-freezer, oven, hob and coffee maker
  • Steps down to sitting room with sofa bed (suitable for 2 children) with TV and doors to garden
  • Shower room with basin and WC

First floor

  • Master bedroom (160cm bed)


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned in bedroom and living-dining area
  • Private swimming pool 6m x 4m, depth 1.4m
  • Simpson Travel pool towels
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Cleaning three times a week
  • Linen change twice weekly


  • 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): 1040K123K0363800 


  • Beach (Mochlos) 3min drive, 15min walk
  • Tavernas/shops (Mochlos) 3min drive, 15min walk
  • 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 guests – 1 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.

Merci à Eleni et Nikos pour votre accueil et votre gentillesse. Un vrai lâcher prise dans ce petit coin de paradis, nous avons profité de la beauté du paysage at de la gentillesse des habitants. Nous reviendrons avec plaisir.  Translation: Thank you to Eleni and Nikos for your welcome and kindness. A real ‘letting go’ in this little corner of paradise, we enjoyed the beauty of the landscape and the kindness of the inhabitants. We will be back with pleasure.

Clara & Geoffroy, July 2023

Fabulous relaxing week – very happy to have discovered this beautiful unspoilt place. We hope to be back soon.

Scott & Pamela, July 2023

A very peaceful week in the comfort of the villa with the kindness of Eleni and Nikos to make the holiday extra special. Thank you.

James & Verity, June 2023

Thank you Eleni and Niko for a wonderful week. It was magical, wonderful views and peace to boot. The village was everything we hoped for, welcoming tavernas, clear blue water for swimming and welcoming locals.

J Thompson, June 2023

This was our first year with Simpson Travel and we found everything went very smoothly. Everyone from the car hire representatives, to our concierge (Nicos in Mochlos and Joanne in Vamos) were extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. We will definitely book with you again.

Linda Furness, June 2023

From our first contact with Simpson Travel we found all staff extremely helpful, friendly and efficient. We thought the locations of both sets of accommodation where we stayed were unique and special. We really liked meeting the owners in both sets of accommodation and felt that we were being welcomed into the Simpson “family”. We would definitely consider travelling again with Simpson Travel.

Mary Victory, May 2023

An idyllic week in this beautiful tranquil part of Crete. Definitely the 'path less travelled" We thank you for the lovely care and surroundings of Villa Fegari. We hope to come here again. Fantastic restaurants in Mochlos each night.

Rosemary and Roger, May 2023

We loved the villa, and were very comfortable. Eleni and Nikos were lovely, welcoming and enormously helpful - could not have been better, THANK YOU!

Louis and Mary Victory, May 2023

We had a wonderful week - the views are amazing! Everything you need at the villa and our hosts Eleni and Nikos were really lovely and helpful and kind. This area of Crete is so tranquil and restful. Still so much to see so hope to be back and recommending to family back home. Thank you so much.

J and R, May 2023

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.


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  • Location


    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort


    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*


    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*


    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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