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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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  • Beautiful beach which is well worth a visit and maybe even a living room. I say this because I was out of season and therefore I do not know how it can get crowded in high season (and it might be hot!). For those who want to stay there I believe there is an embarrassment of choice among the many hotels nearby destination, most family-run. The place is still nice and not surprisingly in the 1970s was among those preferred by "flower children".
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  • Great a beach in a splendid setting with the Greek tombs in the cliff but of the world on the sand. Seaside is not yet exploited, only a few cafes restaurants with terraces. The beach is very clean, there is a volleyball court and public games. Parking costs € 2 day. The water in April was good though quite cold. There was a bit of current and waves. The Sun in the direction of the beach is very nice to see!
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  • September 2015 after eating in a restaurant located on the cliff which dominates this place us wanted to go see more closely. For us it's a beach more as there many only advantage is a sandy
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