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Matala beach

Matala, Crete, Greece
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Hippy beach

Lovely beach not a lot of shade get there day to get lounger and umbrella.Shingle beach so would... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jill G
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Scotland
via mobile
Nice but kind of crowded

Nice beach with small pebbles and sand. The water is clean but you must be careful at the rocks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bentu-de-soli
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Bucharest, Romania
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (27 reviews)
“an umbrella” (13 reviews)
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Matala, Crete, Greece
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"beautiful beach"
in 27 reviews
"an umbrella"
in 13 reviews
"public toilets"
in 5 reviews
"clear water"
in 9 reviews
"big waves"
in 4 reviews
"south coast"
in 5 reviews
"clean water"
in 6 reviews
"sunbeds and umbrellas"
in 5 reviews
"high season"
in 6 reviews
"day trip"
in 9 reviews
"bars and restaurants"
in 5 reviews
"the cliff"
in 9 reviews
"small pebbles"
in 4 reviews
"hippie town"
in 5 reviews
"interesting caves"
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"rocks"
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"roman"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely beach not a lot of shade get there day to get lounger and umbrella.Shingle beach so would advise adequate footwear. The caves are worth a look.

Thank Jill G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice beach with small pebbles and sand. The water is clean but you must be careful at the rocks underneath the surface.

Thank bentu-de-soli
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular views, great place for snorkelling.Place with lot of character. One thing that make this beach 4 star is lots of cigarette rubish in the sand.

Thank Tasak1980
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's very beautiful beach. It's worth to climb on the stone next to the beach. You have to pay but it's not too much money.

Thank JekaM8
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hippie Hippie shake !!! This beach and resort were great, a complete change from Agia Galini, I now know where those two generations were hiding. Really lovely feel to the whole beach area, great restaurants and shops. Will certainly visit again

1  Thank westminsterguys
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb beach with clear water and excellent snorkelling . Enclosed bay with scenic cliffs and caves . Great places to eat and individual shops . Lively and vibrant without being raucous . Hippy vibe .

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little beach town with many wonderful taverns we had three of our best meals here. Beach has chairs and umbrellas you can rent. Water in mid June is refreshing but not warm. Big issue is the WIND. It gets very windy there and the...More

1  Thank dmrxox
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is quite large. You can rent armchairs and umbrella for 2€ each. Water is fresh and clean. Becareful when going on the water. It's a rock. It's a pity the surrounding buildings. They are low quality and they spoil the sight seeing.

Thank PhileasFoggdelBorn
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

Not everyone knows that Matala was famous back in the 60s and 70s for being where the world's hippies hung out. Singer Joni Mitchell put the cover on the map, but today tourist looking for perfect sand and sun drive from Heraklion down south to...More

Thank Phil B
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

South side of the island of Crete, we drove from Agia Pelagia - 60 km to this wonderful beach and witnessed the incredible rock formation, slopping into the sea and pulling you into the crystal clear water. €2 for a bed and €2 umbrella. It...More

1  Thank _designandinternet
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Vicki C
November 21, 2017|
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Response from rob s | Reviewed this property |
there isn't many brits but most of the Greeks speak English as do the Germans, Dutch etc
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Sharron H
August 21, 2017|
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Response from Ellen W | Reviewed this property |
The ancient caves are right next to the beach. They charge admission to them, but you can climb the rocks and walk through the caves. We did not go to the more recently discovered (1980s) ruins, which are a little... More
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Sharron H
August 21, 2017|
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Response from Mihailo M | Reviewed this property |
If you mean the caves of Matala beach , you can walk to them without problem.
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