The Alluring Beauty Of Matala

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Experience description

Through this route we will visit the area of the breathtaking Asterousia Mountains.

We start driving through the route of the vineyards of Crete. Famous for the grape varieties and their wines, the villages we will cross are home to many well-known wineries. Our first stop is at Agios Thomas, a village at an altitude of 760 meters and with a history dating back to 1371 AD. Here, you can explore Byzantine churches, ruins of the Byzantine aqueduct and Roman era tombs.

Continuing our journey, we will cross the Messara valley, driving through olive groves before reaching the famous Monastery of Virgin Mary, Odigitria. Dating back to the 14th century, this monastery will amaze you with its lure and you can also visit the museum with objects of the daily life of Cretans.

Following a beautiful dirt road we will arrive at Matala, the village of southern Crete where the hippies lived in the 70s. Here, you will have free time to admire the village’s beauty and visit the hippies’ caves.

Finally, we will return to the hotel through a tranquil route. This wonderful journey will leave you with memorable pictures and longing.

Experience details

  • Cruises & boat
  • Culture & history
  • Day trips
  • Family-friendly
  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Nature & adventure
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Sightseeing cruises
  • Wheelchair accessible

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