We will begin our journey driving southwest of Heraklion and passing by the picturesque vineyards and the biggest plane of Crete Messara.
Reaching the southern coast of Crete we will enter the village of Matala with its amazing landscapes, colourful shops and restaurants and the absolutely unique atmosphere.
The village has long history dating back to Neolithic Age and it is well known for its artificial caves carved in the cliff of the bay during that period. During the Minoan time the village was a port of Phaistos and during the Roman period it belonged to Gortys.
During the 1960s 1970s the places was occupied by “flower children” and became one of the most popular places in Crete for hippies from all around the world.
According to Greek mythology here at the beach of Matala the Zeus brought the princess Europa abducting her in the form of white bull.
In Matala you will have time to explore the caves, swim in the cristal waters of the Libyan sea and sunbath on the beautiful beach, go for shopping or enjoy the lunch in one of the numerous taverns around the bay.