Traditional Home in Mochos
A traditional home in the scenic village of Mochos, a mountain village with narrow alleys and flower-filled courtyards, approx. 30 minutes from the airport of Heraklion.
This stone house was originally 2 separate homes dating back to the 1700s and got renovated approx. 15 years ago by the owners.The floors are covered with stone, ceramic, or wood. The windows and doors were either repaired or replaced using local materials.
The house is divided into two parts, and you can get to both of them from the front yard. The left part has a large living room and a fully equipped kitchen. The original arch and fireplace are still intact. The owners installed a wood burner in the old fireplace, a very practical way to warm the entire room. The floors are covered with lovely stone tiles. A wooden staircase leads you to the top floor, where a large comfortable bedroom with the original ceiling beams and wooden floors. A large window opens out onto the terrace.
The right part, opens into a large and very practical utility room. There is also a small bathroom and shower on this floor as well as a spare bedroom. The upper level is where the main bedroom and ensuite bathroom are located. The main bedroom is large and has two separate cupboards for clothes. It has a large window that lends light and offers a lovely view of the village and the courtyard below. The ensuite bathroom has a large bathtub and shower, sink, toilet, and bidet.
The property has solar panels for water heating, different water systems, and a filter for clean drinking water. The walls are thick, so it stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Mochos Village is a peaceful escape from the busy beaches and touristy places. In the summertime, it’s buzzing with life, and visitors adore it, especially for its lively carnivals. The village has old houses from the 16th century and pretty flower-filled courtyards. The locals are friendly and they are well-known for their hospitality.
Heraklion city center is only a 40-minute drive away, and the airport is no more than a 32-minute drive. Within a short drive, you’ll find several seaside destinations to explore, such as Stalida, Kokkini Hani, Kato Gouves, Analipsi, and Anissaras.
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