Heraklion Matala beach

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Matala Heraklion: Matala is one of the most famous beaches of Greece located 67 km south west of Heraklion town.The beach extends over 300 metres, with light golden sand and bamboo umbrellas and sun beds available for rent.

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On the right side of the beach are the famous imposing cliffs with the curved caves that hippies used as a shelter in the 1960s. Equally important is the fact that the beach was actually inhabited during Antiquity where the locals dug these caves into the rocks.Today, the prehistoric caves are fenced.

Matala used to be a fishing village while today locals are mostly engaged in tourism. It offers numerous accommodations and modern facilities. There is a camping site and many fish taverns.

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Enjoy in our hotel our hospitality in the wounderful Bay of Matala. The hotel belongs to our family and you will find a lot of facillities to relax. A large swimming-pool, a huge garden, a bar which invites to drink or eat something and for our younger guests a playground. This all will help to have a wonderful surrounding Children will enjoy playing in the swimming pool, in the big garden with many trees or at the playground A washing machine with all the facilities you need is also present Free toys and free parking are available.

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Reviews of Matala, Heraklion

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  • franc45 03 Feb 2011
    The old paradise of hippies
    Matala is located very far away from the tourist places of northern Heraklion, we drove about 70 km and the weather was incredibly hot that day. However, the golden sand, the crystal clear waters and the mysterious rocks that stand right above you, are definitely a reward once you get there. Though, that day the beach was very crowded still I enjoyed the beauty of the place. It is worth to make a stop and enjoy a coffee. Matala was popular especially during the 1960s, the time of the hippies movement where they gathered inside the caves as a sign of rebellion. Today these caves are considered protected archaeological areas and they are fenced. If you are a fan of this era like me, you will soon feel the carelessness atmosphere of those years. Also from Matala, visitors can take the small boats for a tour around the area.

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