Matala Beach and Gortys day trip by bus from Heraklion
1x 43 €
- Gortys – one of the most amazing archeological sites in Greece
- Saint Titus Basilica
- The oldest inscription of the ancient Greek law code
- Ruins of the Roman baths
- Plane tree where Zeus seduced Europa
- The famous hippies Matala beach
- Prehistoric caves
All about the trip
Discover one of the most amazing and also one of the largest archeological sites in Greece. Gortys is famous for its inscription of the ancient Greek law code. And it is also known as the place where Zeus seduced Europa. The nearby Matala had served as the port of Gortys. Visit the beach with its neolithic caves once popular with the hippies community.
We will pick you up in your hotel anywhere between Malia and Agia Pelagia with an air-conditioned bus and drive to Gortys.
The archeological site hides remnants of a Neolithic settlement as well as a few temples dating as far back as 7th century BC. You can explore the ruins of the Roman baths here, the temple of Apollo and parts of the Roman settlement including the theater dating back to 2nd century AD.
Gortys is known for the oldest example of a code of ancient Greek law that is inscribed on its walls. The site is also known for the myth of Zeus and Europa. Supposedly, this is the place where the Greek god seduced the princess whom he had abducted in the form of a white bull.
From Gortys we will continue to Matala with an exquisite beach. There we can enjoy many small taverns by the sea or explore the Neolithic caves inhabited by people in prehistoric times but also later by hippies in the sixties.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- Pick-up and drop-off in hotels any place between Malia and Agia Pelagia
- Multilingual tour guide
- Transfers with air-conditioned bus
What is not included in the price
- Pick-up and drop-off in hotels outside of the area between Malia and Agia Pelagia
- Entry fee to Gortys (€6)
- Entry fee to Matala (€2)
Pick-up time and location near your hotel will be specified to you after the booking. Please note that it may be up to several hours sooner than the actual tour start.
This activity is organised by SOFIA MARKATATOU & SIA OE (Tourline), Kapodistriou Street 7, Heraklion, 71306, Greece, +30 2810 210908, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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