Matala, a small village on the south coast of Crete.
Matala is one of the most popular travel destinations of Crete and has determined the most famous beach of the prefecture Heraklion, which is identified with the caves in the rock and associated with the hippies of the 70ies.
Matala is located at the end of a small valley, 68km from Heraklion, where you find a large bay with views of the Paksimadia islands.
The bay hosts a 300m long wonderful sandy beach with stunning deep clean water. On the seabed there is a flagstone. Because of the western wind you can often see large and impressive waves.
On the northern side of the beach, there is a cave, from which courageous people jump into the water.
At the beach sun umbrellas, toilets, showers, lifeguard, first aid, sports ground for beach volley, snack bars, watersports, boat trips etc. are available. Often beach volley competitions take place.
You can find shade under the many trees on the beach.
You can choose from a large selection of amusements and snack bars. The beach bars are frequented by many locals and tourists.