Things to do in Matala

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Things to Do in Matala

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  • Lauren
    United Kingdom22 contributions
    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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  • Marq
    Weert, The Netherlands2 contributions
    best beach of crete reached after a 40min hike. So worth it that you definitely should not miss this gem with soft sand and clear water
    Written June 2, 2022
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  • izif_37
    Ljubljana, Slovenia3,024 contributions
    Interesting church partly set in a cave. Worth a visit if you are around, Much more to see than in the other caves.
    Written February 27, 2021
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  • Denise D
    Mid Coast Maine, ME9 contributions
    The caves are very cool and great to explore when no one is there in winter. BUT only one restaurant and cafe open in winter and couldn’t find any open hotels to spend the night. Can access via bus from Heraklion takes about 1.5 hrs and you will have to switch but bus staff very helpful and easy to do.
    Written February 7, 2020
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  • Zuzana Pec
    1 contribution
    This small beach is a bit hard to get to (by car on dusty road). But it offers privacy and less wind + smaller waves. There are mostly stones but parts with sand can be found.
    Written September 11, 2020
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  • HendrikaGesiena
    Veere, The Netherlands15 contributions
    After a nice walk through the gorge we ended up on the beach. Amazing! Crystal clear water. Although we didn't see all that many fish while snorkelling, we did see a lionfish. Great swimming.
    Written August 17, 2020
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  • Yvan820
    Denderhoutem, Belgium1,122 contributions
    Like everything in Matala, also this workshop is more than hip. Hippie time is always there and in the vanes of a big part of the population there
    Written April 21, 2019
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  • Sinclare S
    Jabbeke, Belgium2 contributions
    My name is sinclare and my partner called erna
    As we were walking round a small street in matala
    We found a small shop selling oil raki and honey
    and other products of Crete.we taisted the raki honey and the olive oil and found it of exelent quality. So we have taken some with us back to belgium . I asked the lady and the man in the shop
    To weigh the products so that we were not overweight for the flight home. If you come to matala
    I would advise to check this shop out . Very frendley
    And helpfull couple who explane about there products and you can taste them also. Very very
    Nice shop called Goods of Ground
    Written May 21, 2018
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  • Martanoemi
    1 contribution
    Prisma Matala is the place to go if you want to find a beautiful unique piece of art with a fantastic story of dedicated and talented handcraft behind it. Prima Matala has only original designs that capture nicely the authentic Matala spirit. Im really happy with all the pieces i´ve purchased!
    Written May 21, 2021
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  • michelos_
    Heraklion Prefecture, Greece1 contribution
    It's a wonderful quiet place with fantastic view. One of the best options to enjoy your meal, coffee, cocktail etc.
    Written August 31, 2020
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  • EvaGreka
    2 contributions
    The trip at Psiloritis with the team of South Crete Safari was the best experience I have ever had 20 days at Crete!Thank you guys!! Hope to see you soon!!
    Written July 20, 2021
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  • Petshop Dw
    2 contributions
    It was a very very good experience!! Especially for the children we laughed a lot and sure we will go again!!
    Written August 21, 2019
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  • Tatiana P
    4 contributions
    You definately have to visit it! Big variety, clothes for all occasions.
    The owner is really helpful and can give advises for combining clothes.
    Unique style. Good choise for you or for gifts.
    Written June 20, 2019
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  • David D
    Devon, UK16,130 contributions
    Wednesday 26th August and we visited this small Church while exploring in Matala.

    The Church, with its plain stone walls and red tiled arched roof, is located on the roadside by Matala Beach.

    In front of the small altar was a wooden reredos (screen) which was adorned with numerous religious images.

    A very ornate chandelier was a major feature in the Church.

    More religious images and icons were to be seen on the walls and around the Church.
    Written August 30, 2020
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