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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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  • We spent the day at the beach which is beautiful. In September he y' has a lot less crowded which is nice
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  • Hippie atmosphere, feels at the end of the world. Nice beach and nice swim in this Bay lined with rocks troglodytes. Beautiful sunset given exposure to the West. Very crowded.
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  • I have been to Matala many times. My husband proposed to me at sunset there, when the beach was someone barren of people. It's a sand beach and if you're lucky you can find an umbrella or a chair to s...  more »