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Matala Caves, Matala

3.9
#1 of 10 in Nature in Heraklion Prefecture
Cave · Nature / Park
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  • Really cute beach. By the mythology, Zeus slept with Europa here and thats how the Minotaur was born. It was a roman cemetery, and hippies lived inside the caves in the 60s. You can climb the rocks... 
    Really cute beach. By the mythology, Zeus slept with Europa here and thats how the Minotaur was born. It was a roman cemetery, and hippies lived inside the caves in the 60s. You can climb the rocks...  more »
  • 5.9.2020 Matala Caves - a great place, tombs carved into the rock, through which you can walk freely to the top floor. Magnificent views of the bay. We did not go to the beach, too crowded, sand... 
    5.9.2020 Matala Caves - a great place, tombs carved into the rock, through which you can walk freely to the top floor. Magnificent views of the bay. We did not go to the beach, too crowded, sand...  more »
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  • People crying over paying 4 euros to go in when kids are free and you can stay all day if you so wished, madness.... Awesome place, great views of the village and beach, interesting historical place, a little adventure as you can walk around alone without having to stick to a specific route. A must see if in Matala anyway and worth the trip IMO if you're not there already.
  • Interesting to visit. Free to go for an easy peak into one of the caves, of if you feel like going for a more advanced climb. Stunning view over the bay

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