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Nice sandy beach

Very clean water and sandy beach. In the opposite food was not very good. As everywhere in Greece... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Toan N
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Great beach although a tad busy

The beach is lovely, with good sand, easy swimming a a great curve with a sunset, caves and loads... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Average10%
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Matala, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very clean water and sandy beach. In the opposite food was not very good. As everywhere in Greece, we should avoid touristic places to eat.

Thank Toan N
Reviewed 5 days ago

The beach is lovely, with good sand, easy swimming a a great curve with a sunset, caves and loads of great beach tavernas (Eleni fab, and the place next door to Eleni also very good). We were staying in Matala, and the day trippers do...More

Thank VirginiaGuildford
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived, and saw that this is sort of THE tourist place, which apparently used to be an old hippy place, and decided to turn around on the spot. If you are up for being next to hundreds of other tourists squeezed into a tiny...More

Thank Sascha M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cave side of the beach is more sandy and has nice places to snorkel along the rocky wall. Sun beds and umbrellas available. Shower also. Lots of shops and restaurants right on the beach so won't get thirsty or starve. :) Parking place next...More

Thank Liskotus
Reviewed 1 week ago

The home of the hippies. The Woodstock of Greece! It was very exciting for me to be there and feel the rock vibes of this wonderful place.

Thank redman5314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to spend at least a full day, including the evening that will bring you a great time. Great sunset!

Thank dgt289
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place for snorkeling and for cliff jumping! Sand Beach but with big rocks. There are sun beds for renting but not enough. The caves are amazing!

Thank Marisol G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rented a cabriolet and went on a road trip over the mountains from Heraklion to Matala. The views were amazing, but the roads can be quite narrow in the villigages where cars were parked in any imaginable way. The beach in Matala were relaxed and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favourite places of Kreta. A beautiful beach between two cliffs with a hippie town vibe. There are some nice caves you can go to as well!

Thank Auke d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a nice beach on Crete and while staying in Heraklion wanted to go west or east but those were too far for a one day excursion (2-3 hour each way). After reading through some reviews decided to drive to Matala. The...More

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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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982lynn
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Response from dittany | Reviewed this property |
The village itself is squeezed into the space on the left hand side of the beach, so that the atmosphere is lively in the evenings. If you are asking about Villa Dimitri, where we stayed, there is a terrace outside the... More
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