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Address: Matala Beach, Matala, Crete 702 00, Greece

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Nice to have such am interesting things near the beach. It is good place to visit while you are enjoying the beach. There is not expensive entrance fee. The rock are quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband loved these caves I did not go up as it is quite steep and I am not very good on my feet you would not be able to venture up if unsteady on your feet you can see them clearly from the beach j

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Ljubljana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Nice to have such am interesting things near the beach. It is good place to visit while you are enjoying the beach. There is not expensive entrance fee. The rock are quite dangerous, while a lot of persons are climbing around, so everybody should have attention.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The fee for entering the place is fairly small, yet the caves are very beautiful and interesting to see. I'd get more prepared next time, sneakers or other types of shoes are a MUST, don't go walking around with slippers, it could be dangerous.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Roman caves overhangs the beach of Matala, and they are magnific; In the roman period they were the refugium of Christs; I saw them from the nice beach of Matala, but I think you can visit some ones now; In the years 1960 -1970 they were a permanent stay for the Hippies.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It's always interesting to see something new :) it looks great to explore! It is a "must see" point in Crete and also it is a beautiful place to see sunset :)

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Its nice to see, but entrece is 2€ per person. If you dont know the history of caves it has no impression

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

These roman caves or catacombs are interesting. They are like small doublets with sleeping in backroom and sejour infront. And this hippies in 70's found out and used this tombs as quaters for sleeping and living. Well, now they are respected and open for tourist for 2 € ingresso. Abolutely must see place.

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Genk, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

These caves lead a previous life as Roman grave thombs. After that, in the 70's, people used them to find shelter. It was the hippie era that Matala is based upon. We went there with our teen kids and I think we walked around for nearly an hour, so well worth the money spend.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband, daughter and I visited the Roman caves last month. Total cost was a few euros though we weren't able to climb to the top caves (4 year old child and inappropriate footwear were to blame there). My daughter loved looking inside the caves. There is virtually no information available at the caves so in hindsight I would have... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Really cool place you must visit it , very cheap be prepared to climb Best to wear trainers . Great views of matala bay . If u sit in restaurants in evening when it dark see how many faces you can pick out when u look at it ..

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