Matala Beach

Matala Beach

Swing by Matala and you’ll clock the gorgeous sandy beach. If you get peckish after chilling in the rays, you’ll find plenty of eateries behind you in this former fishing village. It’s a place tied to Greek mythology too – they say the mighty Zeus swam ashore here!
Kommos Beach

Kommos Beach

Crete (Heraklion Area)

If you like being beside the seaside but don’t fancy the hustle and bustle of touristy spots, put Kommos Beach on your list. The biscuity-hued arc of sand, southwest of Heraklion, is shielded by hillsides...

2.7 Km to Matala Beach - Map

The village of Archanes

The village of Archanes

Crete (Heraklion Area)

This captivating village sits in rolling hills surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It has many beautifully restored Neoclassical houses. In fact, Archanes is officially the 2nd best-restored village in...

46.0 Km to Matala Beach - Map

Monastery of Savathiana

Monastery of Savathiana

Agia Pelagia, Crete (Heraklion Area)

After a turbulent past, the picturesque Monastery of Savanthiana stands firm as a great visitor’s attraction and is well worth a visit during a day up in the hillside villages of Crete. The precinct of the...

46.5 Km to Matala Beach - Map