Holidays to Matala
You will find Matala in the Pitsidia region of Crete. Once a fishing village, it’s now one of the most popular tourist destinations, made famous by the hippies who decided to camp in the caves during the 60s and 70s. One of these caves was named Brutospeliana as the Roman general Brutus visited often. The beach also has a prominent place in Greek mythology, as it is where Zeus took Princess Europa while he was disguised as a white bull.
This beach lies at the exit of a small valley. The stretch of sand gives you a perfect view of the islands of Paximadia.
The westerly winds cause huge waves to crash into the shore, making it great for surfing and other watersports.
The caves of Matala
Here, amongst the soft white limestone, is where the hippies lived, though the caves have stood for hundreds of years.
This archaeological site lies near the village, and you can see evidence of ancient metallurgy, pottery and woodworking.
Go to Odigitria Folk Museum
Visit this historic monastery and see the collection of tools, furniture and religious objects from the past.
Attend a MoozArt workshop
Here you learn how these handmade artefacts are made, and the ancient processes of wood art creation.
A simple salad on soaked dried bread, this is a traditional Cretan dish. Usually topped with mizithra cheese.
These originally look like pancakes but the dough contains fish or cheese in the centre. Delicious.
Rock 'n' roll heads to Crete through the Jailhouse bar. Try one of the signature cocktails at the outdoor bar.
Drink, dance and talk to locals in this fantastic bar with a unique and vibrant atmosphere.
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