Matala Hippie Beach by bus from Heraklion
- The famous hippies Matala beach
- Prehistoric caves
All about the trip
We reach the famous beach of Matala, 68 km southwest of Heraklion, one of the most popular tourist destinations of Crete, located close to Phaestus, the second largest palace of Minoan Civilization. This is the place where Zeus, having taken the form of a bull, swam ashore with Europa on his back before dragging her off to Gortys. Both the Minoans and the Romans used this 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. Many of them have stairs, beds, windows, suggesting that they were used as residences.
Here we will enjoy the crystal waters, the warm sun and lunch by the sea, while later we can explore the prehistoric caves, carved on the steep rocks of the area.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- Pick-up and drop-off in hotels any place between Malia and Ammoudara
- 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 Ammoudara
- Entry fee to Caves of Matala (€4)
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 Tourline, Kapodistriou Street 7, Heraklion, 71306, Greece, +30 2810 210908, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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