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Our friend Pete has written to us to tell us about his local beach and seaside tavernas in Crete...
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!
Mochlos Beach and Island are located around 40 km east of Agios Nikolaos on the north coast of eastern Crete...
Crete Wedding Tips - how to plan your accommodation, ceremony, party and honeymoon in the Greek Islands, make it special and memorable
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,
Chora Sfakion on the south coast is the departure point for some of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, accessible only by boat...
See our map of the villages of Crete...
See our map of rural accommodation or agrotourism stays in Crete, Greece
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.
Crete accommodation - romantic holiday retreats, beachside couples' accommodation, ceremonies in Crete, for those special holidays for just the two of you
In addition to tasting great, Cretan olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and can decrease the risk of heart disease.
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
Kissamos Crete West - a lovely quiet seaside town surrounded by beaches and olive groves in the west of Crete, enjoy Elafonisi, Balos and Falasarna
by the team at We Love Crete
by the team at We Love Crete
Visit Georgioupolis Beach in Crete to see this chapel by the sea...