Matala beach, Matala

4.3
#1 of 102 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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  • After 3 weeks of great touring in Crete we stopped into Matala for a look-see. We were surprised to see that the entire commercial part of town was unusually tacky and touristy, unlike anything we...  more »
  • A really cool beach with a very unique scenery. There are many small caves in the mountain to which you can climb and enter. Nice tabernas and a very nice village!  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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