Mochos is a moutain village, located at a height of 400 meters (1300ft) near the coastal town of Stalis. It's part of the Pediada province, in the municipality of Stalida.
There's a road from Stalis that leads through Mochos, to the Lassithi Highlands. Mochos is a charming, traditional village with a vibrant town center. At the town square are several cafes (tavernas) and restaurants. You can also find all amenities like supermarkets, hairdresser, pharmacy, bakery, sweets shop and other shops in the center.
Mochos is based on a mountain plateau, surrounded by olive orchards. Most inhabitants are farmers and agrarians.
Mochos has a very active cultural guild whom organize alot of festivities. The yearly carnaval celebration is one of the highlights of the year.
Easter is also largely celebrated.
There are 21 churches in Mochos, the most well known one on the square, the Annununciation of the Virgin Mary church.
There are 2 museums in Mochos, the folklore museum behind the square, and since June 2023 there's also a museum dedicated to Olof Palme, on the main road of Mochos.