South Crete: Matala Hippies Beach & Gortys Archaeological Site

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Full Day
Availability : 1st Mar.- 31st Oct.
Tour Details

Spend a day at the south part of Heraklion Region. Discover its coast and scenic landscapes of Matala, swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Libyan Sea and take a walk to the world-wide known Caves of the Village, shelter of the hippies during 60’s&70’s. Enjoy the views over the bay and walk around the streets of the village to do some souvenir shopping or have lunch. During this tour you will also visit, the archaeological site of Gortyn, the Roman capital of the island of Crete which area was first inhabited around 7000 BC.


  • Visit the Archaeological Site of Gortys
  • Enjoy a day in Matala Hippies Beach
  • Explore the famous caves by the beach
  • Swim in the crystal-clear waters
  • Explore the Village and get lunch by the sea

 Know before you go:

  • We offer pick-up from various points such us hotels and bus stops.

As soon as you complete the booking, we will contact you in order to let you know the exact place and time of the Pick-up which is closer to your place of staying.

Timetable Information:

Total Duration of the tour: 8-9 hours

Start at: 7:30 am

Ends at: 16:30

 Full Description

Morning Pick up:

We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning.

Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ.

Bus Drive: 1 hour 30 minutes 

1st Stop: Gortys Site – 1 hour

Visit the unique archaeological place at the South of Crete, with sights from all periods of the 5000 years Cretan history.

Bus Drive: 20 minutes

2nd Stop: Matala– 4 hours 30 minutes

Arrival at the Hippies Beach of Matala. Our participantswill have plenty of free time to enjoy swimming, explore the famous caves, or have lunch at the most popular hippies shelter during the eras of 60’s & 70’s.

End of the tour – Return to resorts:

Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning.

Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ.

Bus Drive: 1hour 30minutes


  • Transportation in Air-Conditioned bus
  • Professional Driver
  • Tour Guide
  • All the legal taxes
  • Liability insurance coverage by ALLIANZ

Not Included

  • Archaeological Site Entrance: 6€
  • Entrance to the caves :4€
  • Lunch / Drinks

Should take

  • Hat / Sunglasses / Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit / Beachtowel
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Guide Languages

en-us  English
ru  Russian
de  German
fr  French
it  Italian
holland  Dutch
pl  Polish
Czech  Czech


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