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Matala Beach and Caves


The caves and beach in Matala
The caves and beach in Matala
Matala is famous for its man-made caves which were first inhabited during the prehistoric period. Tombs found in the caves date from Greek, Roman and Early Christian times.
The 1960s and early 70s brought an influx of foreigners to the area and the caves attracted numerous international hippies and other free-spirited travellers. Today, the Archaeological Service protects the fenced-off caves. The sandy beach is semi-circular and 300 metres in length. Despite its size the beach can become quite overcrowded. A path along the rocks will bring you to the “red sand” beach after a 25-minute walk.
 

Photos of Matala Beach and Caves:


The beach of Matala
The beach of Matala
Sunset in Matala
Sunset in Matala
Matala beach
Matala beach
Swimmers in Matala Cove
Swimmers in Matala Cove
The caves and beach in Matala
The caves and beach in Matala
The caves and beach in Matala
The caves and beach in Matala
The caves and beach in Matala
The caves and beach in Matala
 
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