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Matala Beach, Matala

#1 of 104 in Outdoors in Heraklion Prefecture
Beach · Nature / Park
Combine your beach visit with some cave exploration at Matala Beach, where the landscape features a rocky plateau that appears to be sliding into the sea. Climb up to access some of the caves, cut into the side of the sliding rock by the water over the years. There is one particularly large cave over the sea, and swimmers often paddle to its mouth to inspect the inside. Cafes, restaurants, and shops line the beach and offer facilities along the shore. Use our Matala vacation planner to arrange your visit to Matala Beach and other attractions in Matala.
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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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.....  more »
  • The only thing is that the place is amazing. If u want to explore the cave don't go with flip flops.
  • Beautiful view of caves and that’s it. The beach it’s too rocky, in the water there are also stones. We do not recommend for families with kids.

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