The small fishing village to the east of Agios Nikolaos has been a residential area since the Neolithic period. Archaeologists found traces of Minoan and Roman culture. Their excavation and exploration is still ongoing. Some exhibits can be seen in the Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos . Today, Mochlos has retained much of its tranquility. There is no large sandy beach, but small gravel bays and bathing plateaus. Freshly caught fish can be found in the quaint taverns, right on the water overlooking the small island of the same name, Mochlos. A good swimmer can even swim over. Particularly impressive is the view of the mountains of Mirabello Bay. Mochlos is not a place to stroll, but to relax, to hike, to read - just to switch off.
Driving time from Heraklion airport about 1 3/4 hours. Dream beaches can be found at Vai and Palekastro.
Recommandations from your Crete holiday-advisor:
1. Day Cruise to Chryssi Island, fun for the whole family.
Booking-option for the day cruise to Chryssi Island.
Pre-book your boat excursion to the offshore Island Chrissy. This boat-excursion is a perfekt bathing and snorkeling-event for families and nature lovers. The place of embarkation is Ierapetra at the south coast of Crete. How to get there: we offer a private-transfer from your hotel to the place of embarkation or hire car. It is worth booking a private transfer when you are with 4 pers. Please send us an email request for sending an offer including private transfer. For booking only the tour please use our booking form.
The offshore Island Chrissy is Wildlife Refuge. Due to its stunning natural beauty and important ecosystem, it has been included in the European initiative NATURA 2000.
The offshore island is situated approximately 9 nautical miles south of the city Ierapetra considered the golden paradise.
The trip from the port of Ierapetra to the exotic Chrissi lasts about an hour.
The cruises depart daily from May to Octobe. Departures from 11.00 am, from the port of Ierapetra. The timetable may change according the season. This boat tour is without meals.
For booking this tour please take a peek at our menue "day tours".
Day Cruise to the Island Koufonisi, an unusual bathing experience for the whole family!:
Pre-book your boat excursion to the offshore Island Koufonisi. This boat-excursion is a perfekt bathing and snorkeling-event for families and nature lovers. How to get to the place of embakation: we offer a private-transfer from your hotel to the place of embarkation. It is worth booking a private transfer when you are with 4 persons. Please send us an email request for sending an offer including private transfer.
The Island Koufonisi is Wildlife Refuge. Due to its stunning natural beauty and important ecosystem, it has been included in the European initiative NATURA 2000. The island is about 6 kilometers long, 5.5 kilometers wide, and has an area of 4,26 square kilometers.
The ship is 26 meters long, and has a capacity of 250 passengers. The place of embarkation is the small village Makrys Gialos in the south coast of Crete and heads to the offshore Island Koufonisi. With soft music playing in the background, we will be sailing in the turquoise blue waters of the Libyan Sea, and the ship will anchor off the coast, giving you the chance to swim in the crystal clear waters.On the ship’s open decks, your children will enjoy our special animation program, and will have the chance to experience a magical pirate adventure, by participating in various games, such as a treasure hunt, water gun fights, face painting, and many more.
The self-service bar of the ship shall remain open throughout the cruise, offering light meals, with salads, wine, soft drinks, coffee, ice creams, etc.
Please bear in mind that this excursion is non-refundable. If you must cancel this tour you won´t get money back.
You can book this tour till 48 hours before arrival ( subject to availability), payment with credit-card. After booking you´ll get an email-voucher from us with all information needed.
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