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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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  • Definitely worth a trip. Nice little place with super beach. The next again in any case.
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  • Lovely scenery but place is a rip off. Caters for Germans who want to be hippies for a fortnight before going back to their factories. Not that great. 
  • A great beach with good waves. Yet, significantly, even if it is many years ago, the aura of the old hippie is time. A visit which is worthwhile.
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