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Matala, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great traditional village with fantastic beach and amazing landscapes. I highly recommend to visit it in winter time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alice M
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

The place is amazing, it Seems you have get into the past! I’ve found out the old houses built on the stones!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LoiseDal
Reviewed January 21, 2019

We visited in November and found the quiet and low-key atmosphere of this otherwise busy sea-side resort most enjoyable and relaxing. Not all restaurants were open but this actually just added to the charm Spectacular caves and still a few old retired hippies hanging around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Coldings
Reviewed December 17, 2018

loved this beach, wonderful place for photos. Lots of places to eat. The sand is a bit dark so it gets REALLY warm, so be sure to take some sandals to walk around! Visit the caves - they are not expensive and they actually look...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Champions N
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

A cerut nice place...A memorabile caves. I willy return every time with joy. I still remember the joy

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Daydream815131
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Coarse sandy beach, lots of pretty tiny pebbles & pumice but sadly a lot of plastic too. Great views out to an island & mountains. If you go swimming, beware of the undertow - we saw a man lose his footing (and his swimming trunks)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FMW13
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We really liked our one day trip to Matala beach (not the shortest one from Hersonisoss, but definitely worth). We parked just outside town, parking was free. A bit closer there is another parking but you will have to pay. Walk through this small town...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a really lovely beach with a small town and resort. The cliffs form a horseshoe bay with sheltered but deep clear water. The beach is fine pebbles and the cliffs on one side contain Roman burial tombs carved into the rocks. The beach...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bdon257
Reviewed October 23, 2018

There is plenty of space to spread out away from the plentiful sun beds if you want to.The best snorkelling is at the cave end where the sea life is varied and interesting. You can also easily find a sandy route in and out here....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LiverpoolAndy
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Great waters for swimming, very clear,nice sandy beach, plenty of beach side taverna' s and sun beds if needed

Date of experience: October 2018
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Vicki C
November 21, 2017|
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Response from X1680YLrobs | Reviewed this property |
there isn't many brits but most of the Greeks speak English as do the Germans, Dutch etc
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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Response from Mihailo M | Reviewed this property |
If you mean the caves of Matala beach , you can walk to them without problem.