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Feb 19, 2018

Mochlos Our Local Beach in Crete

Our friend Pete has written to us to tell us about his local beach and seaside tavernas in Crete...

Mochlos Beach Crete (image by Oliver C)


Hi to all fellow lovers of Crete, I recently wrote two children's books which have been published ....all about the adventures of three dogs and a cat. All the action takes place in eastern Crete and that's what I want to tell you about.

It is a very beautiful part of the island, full of interest and brimming with history. Together with my wife Annie and our adventurous pets, we live on the outskirts of a small village called Sfaka which is surrounded by such beauty.

A ten minute drive brings one to the picturesque fishing village of Mochlos. It boasts a variety of little tavernas on the seafront with varied menus. Ask Dimitri to prepare you a seafood platter, try Georges for a selection of Greek dishes known as meze, and you haven't lived until you have had Gaby's fresh calamari. Then there are two little bars on the rocks....just perfect for sun downers.

Between and below George's taverna and Gaby's is a small beach but the clear blue sea is easily accessible from the rocks off Gaby's place and beneath the surface of the sea is a treat for snorkellers. An underwater gorge, sunken ruins and clear blue waters.

There is a small island approximately 150 meters from Mochlos called Mochlos Island by the locals which was at one time part of the town. At the time of the Santorini earthquake, it was separated from the mainland and sunk.....hence the ruins. There is a small church on the island, church of Agios Nikolaos, patron saint of seafarers and fishermen plus an archaeological site of Minoan origin. A dig is still in operation there.

Incidentally, we always enjoy New Years Eve at George's Taverna with live music lovely and reasonably-priced food and a roaring fire. Brilliant!

Enjoy Mochlos....who couldn't!

See Pete Smith's books here...

Mochlos Beach and Island are located around 40 km east of Agios Nikolaos on the north coast of eastern Crete...

Mocholos Beach Crete

Mocholos Beach Crete

Mocholos Beach Crete

Mocholos Beach Crete

Feb 16, 2018

Spoon Sweets - The Food of Crete

Spoon Sweets, Crete

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Feb 14, 2018

Travelling by Bus in Crete

Local Bus Info, Crete

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Feb 12, 2018

Crete Wedding - how to plan your special day in the Greek Islands

Crete Wedding Tips - how to plan your accommodation, ceremony, party and honeymoon in the Greek Islands, make it special and memorable

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Feb 12, 2018

Car Hire Crete - the adventure starts here

Car Hire Crete - it is a large island 60 by 260 km so you will really benefit from having a car to explore the mountains, villages and beautiful beaches. Roads are good and signage is generally good,

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Feb 08, 2018

The South Coast of Crete

Chora Sfakion on the south coast is the departure point for some of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, accessible only by boat...

Chora Sfakion Crete

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Feb 06, 2018

The Wine Regions of Crete

Vineyards, Crete

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Feb 04, 2018

Villages in Crete

See our map of the villages of Crete...

See our map of rural accommodation or agrotourism stays in Crete, Greece

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Feb 02, 2018

Crete - Incredible Hospitality to be Found Everyday

We really cannot tell you how the hospitality of Crete is. You have to experience it for yourself. In a world gone mad, where no-one talks to you or looks at you anymore, it is revitalising to the soul to be treated with such respect and openness. The Cretans teach us all how to be truly wealthy.

So, although this video is humourous, it is based on truth and certainly reflects our experiences in Kriti.


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Jan 28, 2018

'The Island' is in Crete

Spinalonga Island, Crete

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Jan 25, 2018

Crete Accommodation for couples, romance, adults only, ceremonies

Crete accommodation - romantic holiday retreats, beachside couples' accommodation, ceremonies in Crete, for those special holidays for just the two of you

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Jan 22, 2018

Crete - Land of History

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Jan 21, 2018

Cretan Olive Oil - tastes great and is rich in monounsaturated fats

In addition to tasting great, Cretan olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and can decrease the risk of heart disease.

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Jan 18, 2018

The White Mountains Crete - exploring the Lefka Ori in the west

The White Mountains Crete - this large, high range in the west of the island with deep gorges, steep highlands and rocky ravines, find villages and hiking

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Jan 18, 2018

Kissamos Crete West - surrounded by beaches and olives groves

Kissamos Crete West - a lovely quiet seaside town surrounded by beaches and olive groves in the west of Crete, enjoy Elafonisi, Balos and Falasarna

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Jan 16, 2018

The Villages of Crete - Theriso

Theriso Crete

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Jan 14, 2018

Love Potion Herb of Crete

Dittany Herb, Crete

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Jan 12, 2018

Where Is Your Favourite Greek Pastry Made?

Bougatsa, Crete

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Jan 10, 2018

Trip Ideas Booklet - East Crete for Independent Travellers

Five Days in the East of Crete - by Car or Motorcycle

by the team at We Love Crete
Mini Guide to the East of Crete

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Jan 08, 2018

Trip Idea eBooklet 5 Days in the West of Crete

Five Days in the West of Crete - by Car or Motorcycle

by the team at We Love Crete
Mini Guide to the West of Crete

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Jan 06, 2018

The Cutest Little Chapel in Greece

Visit Georgioupolis Beach in Crete to see this chapel by the sea...

Georgioupolis Beach Crete

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Jan 04, 2018

Explore Kato Zakros in Crete

Kato Zakros Beach, Crete

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