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Minoan Site in Mochlos


Minoan site of Mochlos viewed from the road to Sitia
Minoan site of Mochlos viewed from the road to Sitia
Mochlos has extensive Minoan remains. In 1908, the American archaeologist, R.B. Seager, discovered several important tombs on the offshore island, some of which contained excellent examples of jewellery, bronze tools, and weapons. Fine stone vases also indicate the affluence of the inhabitants. This treasure is displayed in the Iraklion and Agios Nikolaos Museums. In Minoan times, the little island of Mochlos was probably connected with the mainland of Crete, thus forming small harbours protected from east and west winds on both sides of the connecting peninsula. This area is used as an anchorage point even today.
There are one or two tavernas and rooms for rent in the village. It is also possible to visit the site in calm weather by making local arrangements. There is also a small harbour and a stony beach.
 

Photos of Minoan Site in Mochlos:


The island and the harbour of Mochlos
The island and the harbour of Mochlos
The small island in front of Mochlos
The small island in front of Mochlos
A pyx from Mochlos with a resting dog as the handle (Rm 1, Arch. Mus Irak.)
A pyx from Mochlos with a resting dog as the handle (Rm 1, Arch. Mus Irak.)
Minoan remains on the island of Mochlos
Minoan remains on the island of Mochlos
The coastline east of Mochlos
The coastline east of Mochlos
Minoan site of Mochlos viewed from the road to Sitia
Minoan site of Mochlos viewed from the road to Sitia
 
Visit the area of the sight: Mochlos
Synonyms and related links Iraklion :
Heraklion
Heraklion
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