- | Travel Agencies in Greece | Spa in Greece | Ecotourism in Greece
Advertising Info
Hotel & Travel Guide for your holidays in Heraklion-Crete. The site where Hotel Owners and Agents in Heraklion meet their Guests!
Greece » Crete » Heraklion Prefecture » Heraklion Beaches » Matala beach
Greek version availableEnglish version available
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Hotels
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Rooms
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Studios
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Suites
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Apartments
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Family Rooms
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Bungalows
Heraklion on Google Maps
Heraklion Detailed Map
Heraklion Car Rental
Why Heraklion ?
About Heraklion
Heraklion Villages
Heraklion Beaches
Heraklion Photo Gallery
Heraklion Panoramas
Heraklion Slide Show
Heraklion Wallpapers
Heraklion Sightseeing
 Heraklion Video Clip
 Heraklion PDF guide: En | Gr
Heraklion Virtual Tour
Hotels in Heraklion by area: 
Heraklion info by area: 
Hotels in Matala
Matala on Google Maps
View Matala on Map
Matala Village
Matala Beach
Matala Panoramas
Back to Heraklion beaches

Matala beach, Heraklion Crete

The beach of Matala is situated within an area of unique natural beauty. A good number of ancient shipwrecks, mainly of the Roman period have been detected in the seabed of the area. However the most famous feature of the area are the numerous small caves dug in the rock by the winds and waves, suitable to dwell  people, which used to house the hippies during the 1960s'.

Click on any image to enlarge
click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge

All the revolted youngsters from all over the world came here to live a natural life within the caves. Today the place is considered as an archaeological site, the caves have been fenced and access and staying there overnight is not allowed.

The beach is protected enough from the strong winds blowing in the area; however, when there are winds from the West or the South, huge waves break on the coast and the spectacle is breathtaking.

Accommodation is possible in hotels of various categories, studios, rooms to let and campings. Swimming is possible at the beach of Matala, and at the nearby beaches of Kommos and Kalamaki; swimming facilities (sunbeds, umbrellas etc) as well as sea sport facilities are available. Taverns, restaurants and cafes offer good food and drink. In July and August the beach is really crowded and after swimming fun and amusement are really hot.

Back to Crete island Home Page   View hotels in: