Heraklion: Matala Beach, Hippie Caves, and Gortyn Day Trip

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Wednesday 1 May to Sunday 26 May
Heraklion: Matala Beach, Hippie Caves, and Gortyn Day Trip


  • Step back in time as you admire history at the archaeological site of Gortyna
  • Trace the history of Crete with artifacts that date back to the Neolithic Age
  • Swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Libyan Sea or sunbathe on Matala beach
  • Purchase a ticket to see the caves where the hippies once lived in Matala
  • Be picked up and dropped off from select locations on the island of Crete


Take and airconditioned bus trip through South Crete on this day trip with pickup from Heraklion. Travel back in time as you explore Cretan history at the Gortys archeological site and have plenty of free time to soak up the vibes of at the colorful, seaside town of Matala. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in selected locations on Crete in the morning. Drive for 1.5 hours to the Gortys archeological site. Purchase a ticket to the site to uncover sights from 5000 years of Cretan history. Take a short drive to Matala and spend 4.5 hours of free time where you can go swimming, sunbathe at the beach, purchase a ticket to the local caves or have lunch at a charming seaside café. Return to your accommodation in Crete at the end of your free time in Matala.


Hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations Transportation in an air-conditioned bus Driver Guide Liability insurance coverage

Important Information

  • This tour takes place rain or shine

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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