On the southern shores of Crete lies Matala, a seaside village that is bound to put a spell on you. It is situated not far from Phaistos, the second most important ancient Minoan palace on Crete.

The area is one of the most renowned on Crete and all over the world, as in the 60s and 70s, Matala became world famous when the “flower children”, the hippies, came here from every corner of the world to live in the legendary caves of Matala next to the beach, making their revolution and sending their messages for Love and Peace to the whole world.

Today thousands of tourists from all over the world come here to see a legendary place and get a taste of the allure of the past.

Matala is ideal for everybody who wants to spend their vacation near beautiful beaches, important archaeological sites and authentic Cretan villages that retain their traditions.

The variety of bars, restaurants, cafés, rent-a-car agencies and souvenir shops can meet your needs, making your holidays totally unforgettable!