Duration 🌞 Full Day

Matala The Hippie Beach! From Heraklion

30€

Every Monday and Thursday from April till October


 

From Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Stalis every Monday and Thursday

From Agia Pelagia every Thursday

From Sisi every Monday


 

Duration 7 hours approximately / Stay at Matala 4 hours


We reach the famous beach of Matala, 68 km southwest of Heraklion, one of the most popular tourist destinations of Crete, located close to Phaestus, the second largest palace of Minoan Civilization. This is the place where Zeus, having taken the form of a bull, swam ashore with Europa on his back before dragging her off to Gortys. Both the Minoans and the Romans used this place as their harbor.

Nevertheless, for most people, Matala means only one thing: hippies. Back in the late 1960s – 1970s, this little town was a colony of the “flower children”, who lived in the caves that used to be former Roman tombs. Many of them have stairs, beds, windows, suggesting that they were used as residences.

Here we will enjoy the crystal waters, the warm sun and lunch by the sea, while later we can explore the prehistoric caves, carved on the steep rocks of the area.


 

Indicative Time-table:

11:20Arrival at Matala – free time
15:30Departure from Matala
16:45Arrival in Heraklion

The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions as well as the unexpected overcrowding.


 

Included:

Pick-up & Drop-off service (mainly from hotels at Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Stalis is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point)

Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus

Guide


 

Not Included:

OPTIONAL Caves entrance fee (4€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash

Personal Expenses


 

Discounts:

Children up to 3 years old free of charge and travelling on parents’ lap

Children 4 – 12 years old 50% discount


 

Cancellation policy:

For cancellation up to 2 days prior to arrival no cancellation fees

For cancellations 1 day prior to arrival 100% cancellation fees

Non-show 100% cancellation fees


 

Notes:

  1. For bookings 2 days before departure please contact us in order to check availability!
  2. Please provide fullname, telephone number (country code included), e-mail and accommodation details (hotel name & address) upon booking.
  3. Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.
  4. The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.

 

Upon booking you will receive from us in a separate mail your activity’s voucher with specific pick-up details (please check your spam folder as well)


 

For clarifications please send us a mail at online@travelid.gr or contact us at +30 2810 335 227

We are at your disposal from Monday to Friday 09:00 am till 20:00 pm and Saturday 09:00 till 15:00 pm

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