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Matala Beach, Matala

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#1 of 120 in Outdoors in Heraklion Prefecture
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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Combine your beach visit with some cave exploration at Matala Beach, where the landscape features a rocky plateau that appears to be sliding into the sea. Climb up to access some of the caves, cut into the side of the sliding rock by the water over the years. There is one particularly large cave over the sea, and swimmers often paddle to its mouth to inspect the inside. Cafes, restaurants, and shops line the beach and offer facilities along the shore. Use our Matala vacation planner to arrange your visit to Matala Beach and other attractions in Matala.
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  • Unfortunately, on the day we were here on Matala Beach, the wind was blowing very hard. the beach is beautiful and don't forget to check out the caves. The village is also very cozy and pleasant. We.....  more
    Unfortunately, on the day we were here on Matala Beach, the wind was blowing very hard. the beach is beautiful and don't forget to check out the caves. The village is also very cozy and pleasant. We.....  more »
  • Cheerfull and cozy town. This old hippie town has a lots of souvenir shops and tavernas. The ground paintings and wall paintings are very beautiful 
    Cheerfull and cozy town. This old hippie town has a lots of souvenir shops and tavernas. The ground paintings and wall paintings are very beautiful  more »
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  • Hard to comment, as the place was packed solid. We didn't stay.
  • Everyone needs to go at least once for the day when on Crete.

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