MATALA. Matala became famous because of its
unique location in between the chalk-cliffs, by which the many
the place its characteristic face. In the sixties Matala was a
domain of the hippies. Nowadays the holes can be visited
during the day, at night they close them. Matala is situated
at the south coast of Crete at the end of the Messara valley.
The closer one enters from Festos to Matala,
the more the mountains come closer to each other from the right
and the left side. The beautiful
bay on which Matala is located opens up to the west which gives
the visitors and inhabitants every evening a stunning sunset. The
village expands to the interior.The old village centre is closed
for traffic, there is a parking place just at the beach.
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pictures of Matala below to enlarge