Matala Beach

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Lauren
United Kingdom22 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Solo
Was very busy so no sun beds available. The beach is shingle type sand so wasn’t the most comfortable thing to lie on. Lots of stones in the water so wear shoes. Huge waves when I went so may be unsuitable for little ones or those with reduced mobility. Can climb the caves for €4 if you want but no guide ropes just freehand so be wary!
Written June 18, 2022
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Valda B
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Jun. 2022 • Friends
My favourite part was when we visited the caves in the rocks. Was a bit of a climb as no foot path. Advice wear trainers. Thy were tombs at one point then in the 60's hippies lived in them.
Written June 12, 2022
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charloth98
78 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Friends
Unfortunately, on the day we were here on Matala Beach, the wind was blowing very hard. the beach is beautiful and don't forget to check out the caves. The village is also very cozy and pleasant. We had a good time here.
Written April 21, 2022
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Joelle M
Schinveld, The Netherlands36 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Cheerfull and cozy town. This old hippie town has a lots of souvenir shops and tavernas. The ground paintings and wall paintings are very beautiful
Written September 25, 2021
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Jonathan H.
Hamburg, Germany55 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Friends
Matala Beach is beautiful. There is lots to see under the water so snorkeling equipment is not a bad idea. There is also a nice little touristy town where you can buy souvenirs and eat in a taverna. The beach itself is a sand/stone beach. Definitely worth a visit as it is one of cretes most beautiful beaches. But be aware that during summer and the beautiful summer days it is going to be crowded with a lot of tourists.
Written September 22, 2021
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Jayne2808
Norwich, UK94 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
Beautiful sandy beach, sunbeds & parasols to hire or sit in the shade under one of the trees on the beach. Seemed to be disabled access and a wooden area for wheelchairs.
Quite busy but we found available beds so no problem
Perfectly clear water great for swimming and snorkeling, the waves came later in the afternoon.
We loved exploring the caves and also the little quirky shops.
Little cafe restaurants along the beach too all looking and smelling delicious!
Although we drove an hour and a half to Matala we all thought it was absolutely worth journey.
Written September 21, 2021
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Cassi_cen
Dubai, United Arab Emirates153 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Solo
It's very turistic and buzy. you will find some payed parking or if you get luck and find a spot in the street, it's for free. It's very windy there, and you will have some waves in the sea. but the cristal water is the same: passionate! In the left hand side of the beach, it's an archeological site. it's an ancient roman cemetery (4€ adults).
Written September 13, 2021
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Thegreek T
6 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
Road is very dangerous and narrow the beach is OK big enough but not enough sunbed not good for children because is very deep There are much better beaches on north side of Crete and easier to drive and entry..Finally for visiting the caves you have to pay 4 euros it's ridiculous..
Written September 11, 2021
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Michael O
26 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Mobbed beach early September. General vibe and style of cafes ugly and more like the nastier type resorts of Spain in the 1970s and 1980s before Spain upped its game. Mainly went because of the caves but after paying for parking spend only about 10 mins before getting out of the depressing place. Very non crete experience.
Written September 5, 2021
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20Andreas12
Limassol City, Cyprus585 contributions
Aug. 2021
Visited first time specific beach and was really very beautiful. Beach is too crowed in July-August time but the water is very clean and you can enjoy a dive from the rocks of the caves.
Worth to see the caves that people from all over the world were living (in 1960s) having a very difference way of life.
Only negative is that nowadays you need to pay to visit the caves.
Written August 16, 2021
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