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Amazing beach with clean water , from the center of Matala it's 30 minutes by feet , you have to... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
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Excellent beach

Worth the walk, but don't expect too much in the way of facilities. Beach umbrellas and a quirky... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
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Matala, Crete 702 00, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't know this was a nudist beach... there is no way you can take your car near this place, and you will have to climb rocks & walk for 30 mins under hot sun to get there! NOT worth the effort, imo - unless...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Champions N
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing beach with clean water , from the center of Matala it's 30 minutes by feet , you have to climb in the mountain but the route it's very nice . The best place for relax

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bernardmon1986
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Worth the walk, but don't expect too much in the way of facilities. Beach umbrellas and a quirky bar are all you will get. However if you want a free and easy beach with superb views, make the trek.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank deejayeh
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I should have read the reviews closely before going there. Didn't enjoy it at all! It's a difficult walk and when the day is as sunny as today, its heart attack waiting to happen. Only goats can walk there happily, and they are not carring...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 437ds
Reviewed 17 August 2018

After a climb and descent of about 35 minutes you reach this beach. Red sand, no stones. Ideal for snorkling. One little bar serving only drinks. Parasols are available for 2€. Even a nudist part, for those who are interested in this.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 827bennyv
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

The beach is nice with crystal clear waters and the sand has a brown - red color which i liked very much. However if you want to get there carry as much water as you can. I was warned by locals to have water with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Evangelos S
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I ve been there twice this summer and I had the best time in Crete. Not many people and you can always find a place for yourshelf. The colours of the nature and the sky is just magical. The path from Matala is not difficult,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ariadnia11
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Very picturesque beach. You need to spend some effort to get there. There are two routes, shorter but more difficult and easier one but a little bit longer. Average person should have no problems to walk through. Beach itself is beautiful. Offers beautiful sand and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gregskim2016
Reviewed 7 June 2018

difficult to go there through the mountain, but its not so big! Clean and nice water! Soft send. You can swim naked;)

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Miriel_96
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

If you are into naked old men hopping around in the hot sand trying to get from their umbrella to the water, you came to the right place. If in addition you are a fan of annoying lounge music, crowds of wanna be cool tourists...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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