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Mohos

Mohos is one of the island's picturesque mountainous villages found in the wider area of the municipality of Malia, located 46klm from Heraklion. Although, the origins of its name have never been efficiently explained, there are reports of a village called ‘Mogho' in Venetian writings that indicate that the village existed from at least the Venetian occupation of Crete.

To this day, Mohos has managed to preserve its traditional character in a location covered with vineyards and olive groves that are also the main income source for the area. Its many alleys hide buildings constructed in the 16th century and beautiful churches with old Byzantine icons such as the churches devoted to Archangel Michael, the Virgin Mary, Saint George and Saint Panteleimon. Perhaps these are some of the reasons why many expatriates have chosen it as their new home.

The villagers are hospitable people that know the secrets of good life. The visitor will enjoy the many traditional taverns offering a selection of traditional Cretan dishes in the central square of the village. You also shouldn't miss the Cretan festival taking place in the 15th of August every year or the Halloween festival. Everyone is welcome and there is traditional Cretan music, dancing, good local wine and delicious traditional food.

The visitor should also not miss the opportunity to try the Stalida - Mohos route that offers magnificent alternating mountain and sea views.

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