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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Matala beach Reviews
Die kleine Hafenstadt hat uns dank seines Hippie-Flairs sofort in ihren Bann gezogen! Dies ist nicht nur dem wunderschönen Strand und der tollen Bucht geschuldet. Sehr zu empfehlen ist auch die römisc... more »The small port city has pulled us immediately thanks to his hippie flair captivated! This is due not only to the beautiful beach and the great Bay. Very much recommended is to visit also the Roman cave. Here you come in for a small costs contribution of EUR 2. Here were only the Romans have buried their loved ones and then the hippies celebrated. Macabre, I know. But it is really interesting and somewhat exciting. From up there you have a fantastic views of the town. Further, we went to the beach of Matala, here, a small bar & restaurant at the next Frolics. If you look over the weekend here you can experience some luck of also live bands. By the city itself you must have gone through of course. Here the influence of the hippies is still absolutely palpable: the streets are brightly coloured, the small shops that offer your things and loud colorful cars in the streets. It is absolutely worth a visit.
Nice beach and a Nice place to visit for a night but not more. Not much to do or see and lots of tourist. Not very genuine greek. Remember to check the wind forcast before you go. more »
ממליץ בחום לשכור רכב ולהגיע לפחות למספר שעות. מפרץ עם מים נקיים ותכולים. עם נוף הרי מסביב. הנוף לא נגמר רק בים אלה גם על היבשה. על האיזור שהינו בעל מאפיינים היפיים עם אזורי מסחר קטנים . להערכתי אחד מה... more »Highly recommend to hire a car and get at least a few hours. The Bay with fresh water and azure. With views of the mountains around. The scenery doesn't end only at sea but also on land. The region has the fun features with small trade areas. I think one of the seats.
A unique atmosphere in Matala. Once this was a hippie beach, they lived in caves above the beach. Today there are smaller numbers here, but they can be seen in the big cave on the left side of the beach, where they sell handmade leather items. I Love Matala!
A wonderful place with wonderful rock carved caves above the south facing beach. Watching the sun set in one of the bars - drink in hand - is one of life's magic moments.
A beautiful beach and place! Definitely suggest going there.
Magnificent crystal clear water, with a very nice reef under the big white Matala rock.
Beautiful. Plain beautiful.
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