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From Heraklion Area: Bus Trip to South Crete & Matala Beach

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Activity provider: TOURLINE

From Heraklion Area: Bus Trip to South Crete & Matala Beach

Activity provider: TOURLINE

From US$ 30.57 per person

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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Duration 8 hours
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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
Full description
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
  • Live tour guide
  • Ride in a modern coach with A/C
  • 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.
  • After the booking we will confirm the reservation within 24 hours with a detailed description of the pick-up point (goggle map description with link) and pickup time
  • Food and Drinks
  • Entrance fee to the caves 4€

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Beachwear
  • Cash
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September 15, 2022

Die ganze Ausflugsfahrten war sehr gut organisiert

October 5, 2022


August 24, 2022


Product ID: 424325