Beaches around Matala

From Matala's main street, a path leads to the creeks of Red Beach, which are very pleasant, but offer no shade. Naturism is tolerated. North of Matala, Kommos beach is a huge strip of sand, lapped by the rolling waves, without shade and not very busy. Kalamaki, 7km away, is a small seaside resort, the seafront of which is a wall of concrete. The tavernas and bars are lively in the evenings.

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Phaestos
Phaestos
In a site dominating the Messara plain,
90 minutes
Agia Triada
Agia Triada
The villa of Agia Triada has plenty of
60 minutes
Phaistos Theatre
Phaistos Theatre
Phaistos Theatre, composed of eight
60 minutes
Great Propylaea of Phaistos
Great Propylaea of Phaistos
An impressive flight of steps leads up
30 minutes
Central Court
Central Court
The Central Court was partially lined
60 minutes
Storerooms
Storerooms
The rows of storerooms down both sides
30 minutes
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