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Matala Beach, Matala

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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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  • Matala is an amazing little beach, with very unique geological features. However, as it is way over crowded for us, we preferred to explore other beaches in the area, and visited Matala only in the.....  more
    Matala is an amazing little beach, with very unique geological features. However, as it is way over crowded for us, we preferred to explore other beaches in the area, and visited Matala only in the.....  more »
  • Beautiful beach and beautiful town with restaurants and bars affordable prices. Recommend to every traveler who wants to visit Crete. 
    Beautiful beach and beautiful town with restaurants and bars affordable prices. Recommend to every traveler who wants to visit Crete.  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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