Things to do in Mochos

Our most recommended things to do in Mochos

Heraklion: Tour to Cave of Zeus, Mochos Village, & Knossos

1. Heraklion: Tour to Cave of Zeus, Mochos Village, & Knossos

Explore the history of Crete on this tour from Heraklion. Soak up local culture at the villages of Mochos and Krasi. Find out where the mythological figure Zeus was thought to have been born. Travel to the archaeological site of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in a comfortable van from your accommodation in Heraklion. Sit back and relax on the way to the traditional mountain village of Mochos. Admire its narrow alleys, cobbled streets, and colorful gardens.  Continue to Krasi village to view a Platanus tree that is 2,400-year-old. Stand in the shade of this tree which is locally known as the Writer's Tree. Travel to the cave of Diktaion Andron, which is believed to be the birthplace of Zeus. Have the chance to purchase tickets to go inside the cave. Admire views of the Lasithi Plateau before heading to the archaeological site of Knossos. Buy a ticket to the site to see richly colored frescos amid the remains of this Bronze Age palace. Purchase a ticket to the Heraklion Archaeological Museum to explore collections of Minoan art and artefacts. Feel free to stop and purchase lunch during the tour. Return to your accommodation in Heraklion at the end of the tour. 

From Heraklion: Eastern Crete and Psychro Cave Private Tour

2. From Heraklion: Eastern Crete and Psychro Cave Private Tour

Discover all of eastern Crete's unspoiled beauty on a private tour from Heraklion and Hersonissos regions. Unearth the mystery of the sacred Psychro Cave in Lasithi as you stroll through it. Immerse yourself in Greek culture in the authentic villages of Mochos, Krasi, and Agios Nikolaos. Enjoy a transfer from your Heraklion hotel or villa and drive over to the eastern side of Crete. Travel through the mountain region of the Lasithi Plateau on your way to traditional villages. Explore the charming streets of Mochos and Krasi, interact with local people, and engage with nature. Reach the ancient Psychro Cave for a scenic walk along the sacred Minoan path, surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. Add a guided wine tasting or typical lunch if you'd like to upgrade your experience. Finally, visit a ceramics workshop in the town of Agios Nikolaos.

From Elounda: Zeus Cave & Mountainous East Crete Day Tour

3. From Elounda: Zeus Cave & Mountainous East Crete Day Tour

Explore the glorious Cave of Zeus and East Crete's unspoiled landmarks with maximum comfort and privacy. Your private local insider guide will customize for you uncharted itineraries to the mountainous region of Lassithi where you will visit authentic Cretan villages, connect with locals, and engage with the stunning nature of East Crete. Furthermore, you will experience local wine-tasting and savor traditional lunch in a picturesque place. Last but not least, you will visit a ceramic workshop and the iconic town of Agios Nikolaos. Don't forget that among Crete's iconic gems like Elafonisi beach, Chrissi island, Knossos Palace, and safari there are so many other things to explore!

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What people are saying about Mochos

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Nikolas was a excellent guide! He was very professional, knowledgeable and thoughtful. From providing us cold water and chilled hand towels at every stop, to surprising us with delicious local sweet cheese pastries, to taking wonderful pictures of us, we could have asked for a better guide. This is a great tour for those who don’t have lots of time, but want to see glimpses of the local side of the island as well as some of the top tourist stops. NOTE: You will have to either conduct a self guided tour or pay for a tour guide at Knossos, the driver will not tour you through the ruins. The view of the plateau was beautiful from the mouth of the cave. NOTE: the cave is quite a steel trek up the side of a mountain (~10-15 minute hike). Once you’re at the top, there is a steel staircase that leads down into the cave. Providing you have the time, this tour can be quite flexible, including stops to see an olive oil factory, a pottery shop where you make your own pot, and Raki tasting!