Friday 26 October 2012

Matala beach and village, south Crete

We went to Matala on the south
coast of Crete for swimming one day this summer!

This beautiful small village is mostly famous for the caves in the cliff where hippies used to live. The last years they're arranging a big hippie festival in the beginning of June.

A lovely beach for sunbathing! Watch out for a quite big, flat, slippery cliff under the water though... (can be seen on this picture).

It's a really small village, so if you come by car make sure you park at the parking places before you enter the village, as it's a popular place in the summer!
At this camping I was staying with my friends Pia, Eva and Karin for a few days many, many years ago!

Maybe of interest:
Hippie festival in Matala 2013
Bands & program of Matala Beach Festival 2013
Hippie festival in Matala 2012 - Flower Power!
Hippie festival in Matala, Crete! (2011)


Francesca Muir said...

Such happy, idyllic days - thanks for evoking so many memories. F x

Anna Karin said...

I have heard about Matala... and maybe the Hippiesound has reached my soul... maybe thats way I have heard of it:) Wish to go there! Love and Peace!

Eva in Athens, Greece said...

Thankyou for your sweet comment, dear Francesca!☼

@Anna Karin
It's a very cute little village indeed. I would like to go there during the festival... Πάμε μαζί;