From Heraklion: Matala Beach and Hippie caves

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Visit the south of Crete, the Lybian Sea and spend a nice day out on the beach of Matala and enjoy the time living like a hippie. Explore the prehistoric caves, carved on steep rocks above the sea.

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  • Direct transfer to Matala with live tour guide
  • Explore the Hippie village in Matala
  • Take a bath in the crystal clear sea at the famous beach
  • Walk to the red beach and check on the last hippies


After a short drive through the Messara plain you reach Matala. Known for the colony of hippies in the Sixties, where they lived in large holes formed on the mountain. The rocks are holes with a Roman burial. In Matala you will have time for a refreshing dip in the water, eat something or just enjoy a drink on the beach. This is the place where Zeus, having taken the form a bull, swam ashore with Europa on his back before dragging her off to Gortys. Both, the Minoans and the Romans used the place as their harbor. Nevertheless, for most people, Matala means only one thing: hippies. Back in the late 1960s - 1970s, this little town was a colony of the “flower children”, who lived in the caves that used to be former Roman tombs


Pick-up and drop-off from the main road, partly from the exit of hotels from Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Chani, Kateros, Heraklion, Ammoudara – Heraklion. Live tour guide Ride in a modern bus with full A/C Liability insurance by Generali Detailed description of the pick-up point and pickup time within 24 hours

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