01 May to 31 October Duration : 7 hours Timetable : 10:30 - 17:30
Set emotions to “stunned” for this absolutely incredible route alongside the Eastern Crete Riviera with its endless havens. Swim in crystal waters, visit secluded maroons and relax on fine sandy beaches. Join us all the way to the picturesque fishing village of Mochlos and enjoy delicious food and local recipes, right on the seafront. What are you waiting for?
Leaving our base at the Mirabello Hotel
Sailing by Agios Nickolaos
Sailing past the marina of Agios Nickolaos
Exploring Voulisma bay
Swimming at Voulisma beach
Sailing along East Crete riviera
Visiting the popular fishing village Mochlos
Dining by the sea
Enjoying delicious food
Admiring Mochlos island and incredible scenery
Daily Cruise to fishing village Mochlos
What you’ll discover here
Mochlos is one of the few villages in Crete, where you can enjoy a meal on the seafront without being disturbed by motor traffic. The little road along the sea is used by the inn-keepers - to the delight of the visitors and local people - as extension to their terraces. During off-season, the village counts a good hundred inhabitants. 10% of the population are foreigners. This shows that travellers like Mochlos enormously. Be prepared of falling in love with the place.
The fishing village of MOCHLOS
The Route, places we visit and activities
Just off the city of Ag. Nickolaos, the east Crete riviera rises out of brilliant blue waters, revealing its rare beauty. An enchanting coastline full of moorings, secluded beaches, luxury hotels and villas. Throw in some “raki” and you have a place like no other.
East Crete Riviera
On the way, we stop at beautiful places for a fresh morning swim in the sea. Voulisma beach is one of the most beautiful places along our way.
Secluded sandy beaches
Feast your goggled eyes on the rich underwater world of the coast that surrounds the Mirabello gulf.
Be prepared for a trip full of surprises.This picture was taken in the sea, just across Psira island.
The little island just opposite the fishing village of Mochlos, is also the archaeological site of an ancient Minoal settlement. There is evidence that Mochlos island was attached to the mainland and acted as an eastern harbour. The excavated tombs and villas were full of artefacts, stone vases and goldwork.
The whole of this route will simply amaze you with its unparalleled beauty and the diversity of the coastline
The beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos embraces the picturesque lake, and is lined with neoclassical homes, restaurants, bars and shops. The setting is reminiscent of a typical Greek island: it is worth wandering around the town, stopping to enjoy a drink near the marina. In the heart of the town you’ll encounter an exceptional port that has been annually awarded a Blue Flag for its clean waters.