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Interesting caves

It is well worth having a look around these Neolithic caves which were later used as a Roman... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
LiverpoolAndy
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Very interesting setting for a photoshoot and definitly the highlight of Matala. This hippie vibe... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
NinDinja
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Drenthe Province, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was a backpacker on the 80s and i stayed in the caves for about 1 week with about 10 other tourists in '86. In those days, we would just climb up to the caves. Lots of cave parties and so many fun happy memories

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nellieknows
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Nice piece of history, but when you explore them you understand they are a bit below what you expect when you look at them from the beach

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Champions N
Reviewed 23 October 2018

It is well worth having a look around these Neolithic caves which were later used as a Roman cemetery and even later as hippy accommodation in the sixties. The lower ones are fairly easy to access along some precarious paths but the upper ones are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LiverpoolAndy
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

A lot of these caves were used by and created by the hippies of the 60's, good place to go and have a look at.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit! The beach is very near but to much crowded. This beautiful Island you have to visit.. Chania ❤️

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stjepan27
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Very interesting setting for a photoshoot and definitly the highlight of Matala. This hippie vibe seemed very attracting but when you try to park the mess starts. Parking is almost impossible and most of the restaurants seem very impoverished. On one side that suits being...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NinDinja
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Ancient caves known as tombs in the Roman era but probably earlier in origin, used as hippie squats until the late 60s. Only €2 entry and directly on the beach. Be careful when climbing as there are no safety rails and the ground is covered...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kathinated
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Lop65
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

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Dakles
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Maurizio M
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