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Matala beach, Matala

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Matala beach and other Matala attractions using our handy Matala family vacation planner.
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  • It's Matala. Laid back, decent restaurants, great beach, the caves, the warm breeze, music in the streets. How could anyone go wrong? This is not a town with big luxury resorts, so no need searching f...  more »
  • We had a very good day in Matala. It was not too crowded for the period, we could enjoy to visit the small streets and our 3 year old son to loved it! We took advantage of bars facing the sea, to reserve sun loungers to relax in the shade or even to test a small restaurant on a small plot. The prices are very affordable and the atmosphere in the very nice city. Everything was good, everything was perfect! Again!
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  • Easy to get to taverns virtually on the beach so relaxing plenty of sun beds can even drive right down to the beach so very handy if you aren't very good on your feet have fallen in love with the plac...  more »