Matala beach, Matala

4.3
#1 of 100 in Outdoors in Heraklion Prefecture
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • Wednesday 26th August and we visited the village of Matala which is located 75 km south-west of Heraklion. Although the main reason to come to Matala was to see the caves, situated on the north...  more »
  • The best we ever seen in our travel in creta. History about the people lived on the caves make you a feeling that you are in another century.  more »
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  • The only thing is that the place is amazing. If u want to explore the cave don't go with flip flops.
  • Beautiful view of caves and that’s it. The beach it’s too rocky, in the water there are also stones. We do not recommend for families with kids.

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