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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

Reviewed 10 January 2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Due to a bung knee I wasn't able to give these gems the attention they deserve, but even from the beach they are spectacular and of course intriguing. There's some steep stairs to climb to access the caves, so be warned, however the paid car-parking nearby is for the day so even if you dont make the climb you can... More 

Thank MoonRiverTravelsUK
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't go to Matala to specifically see the caves. You may be disappointed. There is a good swimming beach and Taverns for eating and drinking

Thank leanneandtony
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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

Thank kay t
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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.

Thank DanielLjubljana
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ivo K
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 768 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Manuela L
Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 :)

1 Thank Gintare G
Vilnius, Lithuania
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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

1 Thank justinaiii9
Espoo, Finland
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Reviewed 6 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.

1 Thank Marmak60
Genk, Belgium
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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.

Thank TeskaLudo

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