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Archaeological Site Mochlos Islet (Psillos)

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Amazing Minoan Site

Incredible place reachable by swimming. You cannot be in Mochlos without visiting one of the most... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Rome, Italy
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Swim over if the current allows

Only a couple of hundred metres away from Mochlos, you can swim to the island if the waves, the... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Incredible place reachable by swimming. You cannot be in Mochlos without visiting one of the most relevant Minoan site in Crete! You can freely walk around the site and loose yourself in history. Don’t forget to reach the top of the hill!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Only a couple of hundred metres away from Mochlos, you can swim to the island if the waves, the current and other conditions allow. The island has Minoan remains they're still exploring and excavating. You need shoes – both for getting in and out of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

The clearest sea to swim in, gorgeous lunch in the taverna and a minoan settlement to explore. This was the perfect day out.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy exploring archaeological sites in beautiful off the beaten path locations then the site on Mochlos Islet is a must see. The island can be reached by boat ( 5€ round trip) or if you are a moderate to good swimmer you can...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

If your in Mochlos it’s the essential thing to do. Give yourself the sense of what it would have been like to wander in a village 3500 years ago. (Hint: not vey different than Mochlos today, I suspect). A great place to play “Time Team”...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Super location for a day trip or overnight stay if visiting around Crete, hidden gem, fantastic views exceptional bars and restaurants, swimming, diving and lots more, this is not a huge village. Very traditional and to get to the site you can eithe swim (...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

While in Mochlos don't forget to swim over to the small island, or take the Mochlos​ Tours boat, to visit the Minoan settlement. It is still being excavated so don't disturb anything, but it is a lovely site with a great view back to the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

You can swim here from the shore or hire a boat to take you. Today the site represents the accumulation of different occupational phases--Minoans, Mycenaeans, Byzantine. The site is still being studied by a team of Greeks and Americans, and one should always strive to...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Angela R
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Every year, end September - October, 4 friends visit another friend with a Summer house in Mochlos, probably the best sea-side village in Eastern Crete. We stay in rented rooms and most of the time, if we do not go fishing with his boat, visit...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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