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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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  • 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 »
  • a nice beach with clear water, small so it can get crowded, filled with free showers, restaurants and bars services with a bit of refreshment after a great bathroom and Sun at will
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  • The beach is crowded during the day. Too many people and too much animation, there is more. There are plenty other small beaches in the most quiet and beautiful surroundings.
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