Things to see and do - Mátala
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Mátala Travel guide
Mátala : Michelin's recommendations
According to mythology, it was here that Zeus swam ashore in the shape of a bull bearing the beautiful Europa on his back. This little fishing port is tucked away in a bay almost cut off from the sea by a rocky islet and boasts a broad sandy beach and plenty of fresh fish. However, it is better known for its caves in the parallel strata of tufa. They may originally have been used as tombs but have also served as places of worship and troglodyte dwellings. Benches, beds and recesses have been hollowed out of the stone.
Tourist attractions Mátala : Things to see and do
GR - 70200 Mátala
In a site dominating the Messara plain, on a spur of the Mount Ida massif, stand the remains of the Minoan palace of Phaestos, built by Rhadamanthus. Excavations by Italian archaeologists revealed two sequential buildings, the first dating to 2000-16..
GR - 70200 Mátala
On the shores of the Libyan Sea, Kommos beach to the north of Matala is one of the area's best. It is a listed archaeological site and as such is protected from development. 7km away, Kalamaki is a little resort, popular on account of its fine beach ..
Main Street GR - 70200 Mátala
Zafiria Hotel enjoys a beautiful location in the picturesque village of Matala, just 30 metres from the sea and a few kilometres from the ancient ruins of Festos. The hotel disposes 70 bright rooms, each with private balcony offering an impressive v..
Matala GR - 70200 Mátala
Hotel Sofia is in a quiet area of Matala, yet close to the centre and its shops, bars and restaurants. It is just 50 metres away from the sandy beach and 20 minutes from the famous Red beach. The small family run hotel offers rooms with air conditio..
Main Street GR - 702 00 Mátala
Prix Prices from : 48 €
Matala Bay Hotel & Apartments is located amidst lush greenery, within 250 metres from the beach, and has a swimming pool, restaurant and snack bar. It features air-conditioned accommodation with furnished balcony. Rooms at the Matala Bay Hotel & Apa..