Matala Matala Crete Greece : travel guide for holidays in Matala south Crete. Accommodation in Matala Crete
  matala crete

Matala Apartments
 Matala View
 Matala View photos
 Matala View location
 Matala beach

Matala Accommodation
  Special offers crete rooms offers discount

Matala holidays
  check Availability
  online Booking
  Email & Tel contact

crete matala
  Matala Crete
  Matala history
  Sites to visit
  Kommos beach
  Red Sand beach
  Kali Limenes beach

matala greece
  Matala Rent a Car
  Matala Restaurant
  Matala Excursions
  Matala Taxi
  Matala Bus
  Iraklio Crete airport
  Crete Ferries

Matala crete
  Matala Weather
  Greece,  Crete
  Iraklio,  Matala

matala Crete

The village of Matala Crete, Greece

Matala is a small seaside village with a lovely sandy beach that is located on the southern coast of Crete, about an hour drive from Iraklio (via Agia Varvara - Agii Deka - Mires).

Matala is famous for its magnificent hollowed-out rocks with the artificial caves. Some of the caves may possibly have been used as prehistoric dwellings, while during the 1st and 2nd centuries, they were used as tombs. Today the area of the caves is an archaeological site.


Matala was chosen in late sixties by the "flowers' children" to become their "paradise on earth". Although is not likely to meet hippies any more, Matala still carries an aura of libery and "flower flavor".

Matala, a small fishing village a few years ago, has now developed into a modern holiday resort that provides everything a visitor needs for relaxing and safe holidays. In Matala you can find restaurants, cafes, super market, bakery, grocery, book shop, laundry, post office, 24hr ATMs and many other shops, all of them just a few steps from Matala View!

matala village crete

Matala is an ideal starting point for excursions to the numerous sights and marvelous beaches of south Crete and to the archaeological sites of the area: Phaistos, Agia Triada and Gortyna.

The picturesque tavernas on the beach of Matala offer romantic and carefree evenings. You may try the local wine and Raki together with a traditional meal or fresh fish from the Libyan sea.

There is also a market that has a bazaar atmosphere with many shop doors opening onto the paved with stones street.

Matala market    Matala village

There is a gallery featuring local art work, a folkart shop offering many items carved from olive wood, and a store offering the official museum reproductions of many Minoan items.

matala crete
Matala Photos
Photos of Matala Crete

matala crete greece

matala greece
registered by
Hellenic Tourism Organization

Pitsidia Studios
Our brand new
studios for rent
in Pitsidia village

Crete houses
Crete Houses
for Sale in Crete