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Busy and touristy

Nice for a quick photo stop but didn't appeal to me due to business. Didn't visit the caves which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sajt293
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
via mobile
Matala

the beach at masala is kept very tidy, umbrellas and sun loungers are available for her at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim P
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (25 reviews)
“an umbrella” (13 reviews)
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Matala, Crete, Greece
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"beautiful beach"
in 25 reviews
"an umbrella"
in 13 reviews
"public toilets"
in 5 reviews
"big waves"
in 4 reviews
"the cliff"
in 9 reviews
"clean water"
in 6 reviews
"south coast"
in 5 reviews
"sunbeds and umbrellas"
in 5 reviews
"high season"
in 6 reviews
"day trip"
in 8 reviews
"bars and restaurants"
in 5 reviews
"small pebbles"
in 4 reviews
"hippie town"
in 5 reviews
"interesting caves"
in 4 reviews
"rocks"
in 26 reviews
"roman"
in 21 reviews
"tourists"
in 21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice for a quick photo stop but didn't appeal to me due to business. Didn't visit the caves which might have been a nice thing to do.

Thank sajt293
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the beach at masala is kept very tidy, umbrellas and sun loungers are available for her at reasonable rates, bars and restaurants are pretty much on the beach, this allows for quick refreshment without the need to be away from the beach too long. masala...More

Thank Tim P
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Nice beach and a Nice place to visit for a night but not more. Not much to do or see and lots of tourist. Not very genuine greek. Remember to check the wind forcast before you go.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

6 years came here to the Festival. But it's not only point to came here. Great views with perfect clean sea, ancient caves! Warm welcoming in each taverna & accommodation! Very nice people.

Thank Nata1982
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

With the caves next to you the beach would be a small paradise if it were not that crowded & commercialized. The beach itself is deep with stones here and there, thus not the ideal place for small children or people who are afraid of...More

Thank Nikolaos K
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

The place is wonderful, water is good. Just it is bit overcrowded, it was like this in September. We couldn't find a place to pay down. The environment is very friendly and lovely.

Thank Malkhazi
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

The beach is sandy with small stones in the water. The beach has many visitors on weekends. There are quite a few restaurants and bars, drinks and food at a good price. Set of sun beds 5 €. You can see the famous cavers at...More

Thank boris-tanja
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice little beach, relaxing, awesome view Lot's of bars and restaurants, sun until around 18h We enjoyed a couple of beers

Thank LilyBab L
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

so many restaurants close to the beach, next to hotel Zafiria, parking place,toilet, camp, supermarket, souvenir shops, good for children, with special part and equipment to invalids parasol and sunbeds

Thank Milica B
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We really enjoyed our afternoon on the beach. It was sandy with small pebbles. There were sun loungers for rent, but we opted to just pop our beach towels down. The water was crystal clear, it was a pity we didn't have a snorkel! You...More

Thank Chatterboxmegan
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Vicki C
21 November 2017|
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Response from rob s | Reviewed this property |
there isn't many brits but most of the Greeks speak English as do the Germans, Dutch etc
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Sharron H
21 August 2017|
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Response from Ellen W | Reviewed this property |
The ancient caves are right next to the beach. They charge admission to them, but you can climb the rocks and walk through the caves. We did not go to the more recently discovered (1980s) ruins, which are a little... More
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Sharron H
21 August 2017|
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Response from Mihailo M | Reviewed this property |
If you mean the caves of Matala beach , you can walk to them without problem.
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