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Roman Caves

Matala Beach, Matala, Crete 702 00, Greece
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Thought we would look at the caves while in Matala

Probably worth a look but looking at them from the beach was just as good. Might have been better... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lop65
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Interesting surprise

We called at Matala to visit the beach and had no idea these caves were here. Apparently the caves... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Dakles
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Hampshire, England
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Matala Beach, Matala, Crete 702 00, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Probably worth a look but looking at them from the beach was just as good. Might have been better when the hippies lived in them during the 1960s.

Thank Lop65
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We called at Matala to visit the beach and had no idea these caves were here. Apparently the caves are from the neolithic period, we’re used as tombs by the Romans and occupied by hippies in the 60s. It costs €2 to enter and you...More

Thank Dakles
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Caves are well visible from the Matala village. Arranged on several levels , caves have caves been inhabitaded by millennium and in seventies by a great hippy comunity. Caves are in protected and paid area , have different entrance shapes but in common beds carved...More

Thank Maurizio M
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The caves are a constant presence at Matala beach. There were people scrambling up the cliffside all day long. When we went up though we discovered the entrances are narrow and the ceilings low. We discovered that we no longer bend very well and had...More

Thank stanbr
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Nice historical place is not for the little children, you have to roam the rocks. Price is cheap and from there is very nice view of the whole town, Matala beach and the sea. Be carefoul, u can't to take something to drink, but one...More

Thank Mirek Š
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We came for the sheltered beach and were surprised at the intricacies of the caves. Wow. I wish we were spending the night in this town! The water is great and the beach nearly deserted this time of year. We were blessed with warm, sunny...More

Thank drew_barbara
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

the old Roman cemetery in the ancient times, and long after that the hippies' colony .In any case magical sight from the morning, at the noon sun, on sunset, and unforgettable in night

Thank Milica B
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I did grow up under the hippie culture late sixties early seventies. Heard then about this hippie collective. Did not find anything back that realy reminds of that time or atmosphere. Has become a normal Greek beach attraction. I did regret the time spend to...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Entry to the caves is free for European students or €2 otherwise. There are lots of caves to explore. Some are easily accessible and others you have to climb up to. We are two 20 somethings and enjoyed getting bare foot and climbing up to...More

Thank Chatterboxmegan
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

It costs €2 entry to see the caves so a bargain frankly and this money is used to keep them clean and maintained. They have quite a history, used as tombs, then to house Cretans and Venetians who ran from the Ottoman war, eventually used...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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