Matala beach, Matala

4.3
#1 of 107 in Outdoors in Heraklion Prefecture
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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4.5
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  • The beach has no waves so is very safe for swimming. A pleasant place to walk and stop at a cocktail bar or two!  more »
  • Great combination of sandy beach and some okay snorkeling. Water gets deep fairly quickly and the sand at the waters edge is more like small pepples. Plenty of shops/restaurants to satisfy everyone’s....  more »
  • We ended up here after spending most of the day at Phaistos and Agios Triada. Lucky to get into the beach parking – quite busy even for mid week in September – good value for EUR2. Small sandy beach.....  more »
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  • 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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