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.
Tours to Matala Beach
$271 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour to South Crete: Ancient Gortyn, Monasteries and Matala Beach
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
$602 BOOK WITH VIATOR All inclusive full day trip to Matala Beach-Spili Village-Kournas Lake-Group
Duration: 10 to 11 hours
$758 BOOK WITH VIATOR Ancient Palaces with Minoan Wine Routes & Iconic Matala Beach from Chania
Duration: 8 hours
$132 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Paragliding in Crete with a Professional Instructor
Duration: 15 minutes
Matala Beach reviews
Mobbed beach early September. General vibe and style of cafes ugly and more like the nastier type resorts of Spain in the 1970s and 1980s before Spain upped its game. Mainly went because of the caves.... more »
Visited first time specific beach and was really very beautiful. Beach is too crowed in July-August time but the water is very clean and you can enjoy a dive from the rocks of the caves. Worth to... more »
Classic supernice virgin Greek beach!! Also go to the other beaches near by.. walking distance. Walk in the caves k enjoy the views- especialy at night more »
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.
Got to see the caves! Got to see the bay from the caves! 🙂 The see is deep here, not ideal for small children, but cristal clear and great for swimming, snorkeling.
Amazing beach, although a wawes can be big.
Nice scenery but really turbit water.
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