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From Heraklion:Half Day Trip to Matala Hippie Beach & Caves

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

From Heraklion:Half Day Trip to Matala Hippie Beach & Caves

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS
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We reach the famous beach of Matala. This is the place where Zeus, having taken the form a bull, swam ashore with Europa on his back before dragging her off to Gortys.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Pickup included
Pickup for this option is only from the areas of Heraklion City and Ammoudara beach resorts. Pickup begins earlier than the stated starting time and is from your hotel or the closest point accessible by a vehicle. You'll receive specific pickup information in a separate email from the local partner (please check your spam folder).

Experience

Highlights
  • We reach the famous hippie beach of Matala
  • This little town was a colony of the “flower children”
  • We will see the hippie caves of Matala
  • Here we will enjoy the crystal waters, the warm sun
Full description
We reach the famous beach of Matala. This is the place where Zeus, having taken the form a bull, swam ashore with Europa on his back before dragging her off to Gortys. Both the Minoans and the Romans used the place as their harbor. Nevertheless, for most people, Matala means only one thing: hippies. Back in the late 1960s - 1970s, this little town was a colony of the “flower children”, who lived in the caves that used to be former Roman tombs. Here we will enjoy the crystal waters, the warm sun and lunch by the sea, while later we can explore the prehistoric caves, carved on the steep rocks of the area. 11:00 Arrival at Matala – free time 15:00 Departure from Matala 16:15 Arrival in Heraklion Route: 90 km Duration: app. 8 hours Extras: Entrance Caves Matala (optional): 2,00 € Pick up Malia: 08:30 Stalis: 08:35 Hersonisos: 08:45 Anissaras: 08:55 Analipsi: 09:10 Gouves: 09:20 Gournes: 09:30 Kokkini Hani: 09:30 Karteros: 09:35 Heraklion: 09:45 Ammoudara: 09:55
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Malia, Stalis, Hersonisos, Anissaras, Analypsi, Gouves, Gournes,Heraklio, Ammoudara, Agia Pelagia/Lygaria, and Fodele
  • Bus tickets
  • Guide in English French and German
  • Entrance Caves Matala (optional): 2,00 €
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Infants will be seated with their parents on the bus and will not have their own seat
Customer reviews

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August 11, 2022

the trip was perfect platanos tours organized everything perfect!!amazing trip.

August 7, 2022

1 day before we were informed that our booked pick-up location would not be approached. This resulted in extra costs for us for an additional taxi ride of 50 €. Very annoying.

July 21, 2022

Product ID: 399970