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.