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Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Matala village

Our Selection of Best Hotels in Matala village

In the charming Matala Village of Crete, finding a place to stay can be a challenge due to its limited accommodations, which often get fully booked well before the peak season. To ensure a comfortable stay, consider exploring the nearby areas that offer a variety of great accommodations, just minutes away from Matala. These alternatives are not only conveniently located but also cater well to budget-conscious travellers. Check below for a comprehensive list of hotels and stays in and near Matala Village.

  • 8.2 / 10
  • Matala

Hotel Sofia is in a quiet area of Matala, yet close to the centre and its shops, bars and restaurants. It is just 50 metres away from the sandy beach and 20 minutes from the famous Red beach.

The small family run hotel offers rooms with air conditioning and refrigerators. Each has its own private bathroom with shower and WC, and balcony or terrace.

The large common courtyard is available and offers seating areas to cool off and relax. Here guests can have an a la carte breakfast menu or enjoy a cold drink after a hot day on the beach.

A shaded parking lot is available for guests to park their vehicles. A reading corner with books is also available. Staff at the front desk can arrange taxi transfer from and to Chania and Heraklion Airport upon surcharge.

  • 150 m
  • 8.6 / 10
  • matala MATALA

Set in Matala, 60 metres from Matala beach, Tsaner Apartment and Rooms offers accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge. Among the various facilities are a terrace, a restaurant, as well as a bar. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, an ATM and free WiFi.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. The rooms are equipped with a kettle, while certain rooms also offer a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave. At Tsaner Apartment and Rooms the rooms have bed linen and towels.

A continental breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation.

You can play table tennis at Tsaner Apartment and Rooms, and the area is popular for cycling.

Red Sand Beach is less than 1 km from the hotel, while Phaistos is 11 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 64 km from Tsaner Apartment and Rooms.

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€45

/night

  • 350 m
  • 8 / 10
  • Main Street

Matala Bay Hotel & Apartments is located amidst lush greenery, within 250 metres from the beach, and has a swimming pool, restaurant and snack bar. It features air-conditioned accommodation with furnished balcony.

Rooms at the Matala Bay Hotel & Apartments have a refrigerator and TV. Featuring a shower, the private bathroom comes with a hairdryer.

At the restaurant, the chef prepares dishes using genuine Cretan produce. During the evening, guests can relax at the bar while enjoying the view of the lightened pool.

A games room is available while free Wi-Fi is offered in communal areas. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including horse riding, diving and darts. Younger guests can enjoy the playground.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk can offer information on Heraklion City 70 km away. Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport is 75 km away. The village of Tympaki is at 15 km. Free private parking is possible on site.

  • 360 m
  • 8.7 / 10
  • Main Street

The Coral Hotel features comfortable rooms with private balconies. This family-run hotel is in the quiet town of Matala. It is 500 metres from the town centre and 600 metres from the beach.

Guests can enjoy relaxing in the garden or lounge by the pool. The hotel’s large roof terrace provides panoramic views.

A breakfast buffet is served daily.

Free on-site parking is available to guests.

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€59

/night

  • 480 m
  • 8.1 / 10
  • Main Street

Located 12 km from the ancient city of Phaestos, family-run Dimitris Villa Hotel is on the coast of Messara bay, surrounded by trees, just 8 minutes from Matala beach.

Dimitris Villa rooms are bright and air-conditioned. They are equipped with a TV, fridge and safe. In-room breakfast is available upon request. Free internet access is offered in eating and pool area as well as in rooms.

In the hotel tavern, near the shady pool and surrounded by flowers, guests can enjoy breakfast or a traditional Cretan lunch.

Hotel staff can organise excursions in the island by air-conditioned buses. Hiking or horse riding can be arranged for guests. Dimitris Villa Hotel also offers car and bike rental services.

The hotel is just a 6-minute walk from the town of Matala where restaurants and shops can be found. Heraklion Airport is 55 km away and airport shuttle service is available upon request.

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€44

/night

  • 500 m
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Main Street

The Valley Village, located only 800 metres from the Blue Flag beach of Matala, offers comfortable and friendly accommodation in Crete.

The high quality services offered are reflected in the amenities and facilities that the Valley Village offers. The 24 hour front desk provides guests with all necessary services, while Cocomat bed mattresses, are featured in all types of accommodation.

The traditional style rooms located in the main building, decorated with earth-tone colours and wooden furniture, feature a fridge, air condition and balcony with views to the mountain. Additional features in other room types include second bedroom, flat screen TV set and a veranda with access to private garden.

Guests may relax at the large open terrace around the two swimming pools with fresh sweet water, one for adults and a separate children’s pool, with sun loungers -free of charge. Other available facilities include a restaurant and a bar with BBQ facilities.

  • 950 m

What to Know Before Visiting Matala village

Apartments and hotels in Matala village from Crete Island

Matala, a picturesque village located 75 km southwest of Heraklion in Crete, is a place where history and culture intertwine with stunning natural beauty. Known for its vivid shops, winding alleys, and striking street art, Matala offers a vibrant atmosphere that captivates visitors from around the world. The village is not just a feast for the eyes; it’s a place steeped in history. The 250m-long beach of Matala holds tales of Zeus, who, according to mythology, emerged from the sea here in the guise of a bull. The beach is also famous for its fascinating system of caves, carved into the rocks. These mysterious caves, believed to date back to Neolithic times, were used as burial tombs in later periods and stand as a testament to the region’s rich and varied past.

Matala’s significance stretches beyond its mythological and prehistoric roots. During the Minoan era, it served as the port town for the ancient city of Festos, and later, under Roman rule, for Gortyna. This historical importance is reflected in the archaeological remains scattered throughout the area. However, Matala gained international fame during the 1960s and 70s as a hub for the hippie movement. The caves became a symbol of freedom and a haven for bohemian life, attracting free spirits from across the globe, including famous musicians and artists. This era of peace and love left an indelible mark on Matala, contributing to its unique and eclectic charm.

Today, Matala continues to embrace its bohemian legacy, most notably through the Matala Music Festival held every June. This event brings together music, art, and culture, celebrating the village’s vibrant spirit and drawing crowds keen to experience the joyous and free-spirited atmosphere of this special place. Whether you’re exploring its historical sites, relaxing on its beautiful beach, or soaking up the lively ambience, Matala offers a unique and unforgettable Cretan experience.

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Best Villas in Matala village

  • 9.7 / 10
  • MATALA CRETE

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, pool view and a patio, Luxury Villas Ammos in Style is located in Matala. This property offers access to a balcony, ping-pong, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa with a terrace and mountain views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 3 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the villa.

The daily breakfast offers buffet, continental or vegetarian options.

The reception at the villa can provide tips on the area.

Luxury Villas Ammos in Style offers a picnic area. If you would like to discover the area, snorkelling, cycling and fishing are possible in the surroundings and the accommodation can arrange a bicycle rental service.

Matala beach is less than 1 km from Luxury Villas Ammos in Style, while Red Sand Beach is 1.8 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 64 km from the villa, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€225

/night

  • 360 m
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Μάταλα Κρήτη

The Cave Villa features pool views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Matala, 1 km from Matala beach.

Each unit is equipped with a terrace offering mountain views, a satellite flat-screen TV, a well-fitted kitchen and a private bathroom with walk-in shower, bathrobes and slippers. A dishwasher, an oven and toaster are also provided, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

The villa offers a barbecue.

In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, The Cave Villa also provides a a children’s playground.

Red Sand Beach is 1.7 km from the accommodation, while Kommos Beach is 2.6 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 64 km from The Cave Villa.

  • 440 m
  • 8.7 / 10
  • Ματαλα

Boasting garden views, Nikkon summer house features accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 1.8 km from Kommos Beach. The air-conditioned accommodation is 1.6 km from Matala beach, and guests benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi.

The villa features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The villa offers a children’s playground. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Nikkon summer house, while hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

Red Sand Beach is 2.3 km from the accommodation, while Phaistos is 10 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 63 km from Nikkon summer house, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€187

/night

  • 1.2 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Komos Beach

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, mountain view and a patio, Komos Beach Estate is located in Kalamaki Heraklion. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa is equipped with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

Guests at the villa can enjoy hiking nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Kommos Beach is 1.1 km from Komos Beach Estate, while Kalamaki Beach is 1.3 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 64 km from the accommodation.

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€47

/night

  • 3.5 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Πιτσιδια

Boasting pool views, Villa Pagona features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 2.2 km from Kommos Beach. This villa has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa is fitted with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views. The air-conditioned villa also offers a seating area, washing machine and 3 bathrooms with a walk-in shower.

Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area.

Kalamaki Beach is 2.5 km from the villa, while Phaistos is 7.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from Villa Pagona.

  • 3.5 km
  • 9.1 / 10
  • Pitsidia

Set in Pitsidia and only 2.2 km from Kommos Beach, Joakim’s Villa features accommodation with garden views, free WiFi and free private parking. The property features inner courtyard and quiet street views, and is 2.5 km from Kalamaki Beach.

The villa with a terrace and mountain views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. The air-conditioned villa also offers a seating area, washing machine and 2 bathrooms with a hair dryer.

Barbecue facilities are at guests’ disposal and guests can also relax in the garden.

Phaistos is 7.7 km from the villa, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 11 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from Joakim’s Villa.

  • 3.5 km

Best Apartments in Matala village

  • 8.3 / 10
  • Κόκκινη Άμμος Μονοπάτι

Malamatenia, a property with a garden, is located in Matala, a few steps from Matala beach, less than 1 km from Red Sand Beach, as well as 12 km from Phaistos. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony.

Opening onto a terrace with garden views, the air-conditioned apartment consists of 1 bedroom. A flat-screen TV is provided.

Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 15 km from the apartment. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 64 km from Malamatenia.

  • 90 m
  • 9 / 10
  • Villa Iro

Set in Matala, a few steps from Matala beach and 1.1 km from Red Sand Beach, Διαμέρισμα Villa Iro offers air conditioning. It has a garden, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment with a balcony and sea views features 1 bedroom, a living room, a TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and 1 bathroom with a hot tub. Towels and bed linen are featured in the apartment.

A car rental service is available at the apartment.

Phaistos is 12 km from Διαμέρισμα Villa Iro, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 15 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 64 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 100 m
  • 8.3 / 10
  • Matala

Less than 100 metres from Matala Beach, family-run Matala View offers a variety of accommodation types, each with free parking and private balcony. A full English breakfast is served at the hotel’s yard.

Matala View rooms, studios and apartments are simply furnished. Amenities include a fan, refrigerator and private bathroom with shower. Apartments and studios also have kitchenettes.

Matala View is a short drive the Red Sand Beach and Komos beach. Hotel staff can assist guests with car rental and taxi service or arrange excursions.

  • 110 m
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Εντος οικισμου

Situated in Matala and only 100 metres from Matala beach, ROOF GARDEN SUITE features accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. This apartment provides air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace.

The apartment has 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with streaming services and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, an oven, a washing machine, a microwave and a toaster.

Red Sand Beach is 1 km from the apartment, while Phaistos is 12 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 64 km from ROOF GARDEN SUITE.

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€143

/night

  • 130 m
  • 8.6 / 10
  • Matala

Just 50 metres from the beach, Villa Sylvia is located in Matala Village. It boasts free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace or balcony overlooking the stone paved courtyard and garden or mountain.

Villa Sylvia’s rooms come with a fridge and a private bathroom with bathtub or shower. All of the studios offer a kitchenette with coffee-tea-facilities and cooking hobs for the preparation of light meals.

A variety of taverns, café-bars and shops are conveniently situated only 20 metres from the property. It is 66 km from Heraklion International Airport and Heraklion Port.

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€59

/night

  • 130 m
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Eparchiaki odos Gortinis Matalon

Located in Matala, just a few steps from Matala beach, Teacher’s Apartment provides beachfront accommodation with free WiFi. The air-conditioned accommodation is 1.1 km from Red Sand Beach.

The apartment with a balcony and sea views features 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the apartment.

A car rental service is available at the apartment.

Phaistos is 12 km from Teacher’s Apartment, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 15 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 64 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 150 m

Best Holiday homes in Matala village

  • 8 / 10
  • Matala Crete

AKTI Homes Matala provides a hot tub, as well as air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi in Matala, 90 metres from Matala beach.

The holiday home provides guests with a terrace, sea views, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a fridge, and a private bathroom with hot tub and a hair dryer. There is also a stovetop, kitchenware and a kettle.

Red Sand Beach is 1.1 km from AKTI Homes Matala, while Phaistos is 12 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 64 km from the accommodation.

  • 190 m
  • 8.7 / 10
  • Matala

Boasting garden views, Villa Red Beach – Matala Love features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 100 metres from Matala beach. It has mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

Hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

Red Sand Beach is 1.2 km from the holiday home, while Phaistos is 12 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 64 km from Villa Red Beach – Matala Love.

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€165

/night

  • 250 m
  • 8.9 / 10
  • Neo Kalamaki

Boasting garden views, Sofia House offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 1.3 km from Kommos Beach. It has a garden, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home is fitted with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

Kalamaki Beach is 1.5 km from the holiday home, while Afratia Beach is 1.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 63 km from Sofia House.

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€119

/night

  • 3.5 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Νέο Καλαμάκι Ηρακλείο,Ελλάδα

Located in Neo Kalamaki, 200 meters from the sea, this air-conditioned holiday home features a terrace. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and guests are benefited with view of the southern Cretan sea.

The kitchen features an oven, a microwave and a fridge, as well as a coffee machine. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is available. There is a private bathroom with a bidet and shower.

Heraklio Town is 49 km from Rodanthi Guest House, while Balíon is 43 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 51 km from the property.

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€92

/night

  • 3.6 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Kalamaki

Set in tranquil area just 20 metres from the sea, yet close to the city centre, Tarsia Homes & Suites are detached holiday homes situated in Kalamaki. It features sea views and garden with BBQ facilities. Free WiFi is offered.

There is a seating area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hair dryer. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is available. Other facilities at Tarsia Homes & Suites include a sun terrace.

Bali is 43 km from House Tarsia, while Réthymno Town is 46 km away. Heraklion International Airport is 51 km from the property.

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