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Roman Caves

Matala Beach, Matala, Crete 702 00, Greece
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Nice historical place is not for the little children, you have to roam the rocks. Price is cheap... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Mirek Š
,
Ostrava, Czech Republic
Great beach and a bit of history

We came for the sheltered beach and were surprised at the intricacies of the caves. Wow. I wish we... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
drew_barbara
,
Lucerne
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  • Excellent33%
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  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
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“matala beach” (10 reviews)
“the cliff” (5 reviews)
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Matala Beach, Matala, Crete 702 00, Greece
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Reviewed 24 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 20 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

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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 9 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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Reviewed 29 September 2017

It is quite interesting to see the caves used in the 1970´ by hippies from the whole world as their dwellings at that time. Not to much adrenaline experience, nevertheless a little bit climbing, some spots not for elderly or childern. For 2 Euro.

Thank ladislav49
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Is very amazing to see and touch this beautiful history mosaic. Greece is full of history and these caves are just the best. Is an experience you'll never forget. Can't tell you much, you just have to visit this gem yourself to experience the magical...More

Thank Angie2780
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Quick visit to the Roman caves. Price is 2€ p.p. great views over the beach. The caves themself are great to see 2 hours is enough.

Thank Salvo_KANGOO
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

It was a graveyard and it's nice to observe it, especially from inside the water. It's good to catch the sunset.

Thank redman5314
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