MATALA, SOUTH CRETE
Matala, South Crete
Matala Excursion, South Crete
Our first stop is the ancient city of Gortys. Gortys is one of the most significant ancient cities of Crete, with a very rich history. It is also one of the largest archaeological sites of Greece.
- St. Titus’ Church,
- the Chamber of the Law Code,
- the Odeon
- and of course the natural beauty and the serenity of the landscape. The square with the everlasting gnarled olive trees and the evergreen plane tree, under the shade of which Zeus and Europe had their wedding ceremony.
Leaving the majestic site of Gortys and moving on further south, we end up at the Panagia Odigitria Monastery. An old icon depicting the Annunciation gave its name to the monastery..
Inside the Church of Virgin Mary we can still see the miraculous icon of the Annunciation of Holy Mother.
After a short journey through traditional villages, we reach the famous beach of Matala. Here we have the opportunity to enjoy the dew of the crystal waters, the warmth of the sun and our lunch in one of the many small taverns by the sea, while later, as modern hippies, we can explore the prehistoric caves that are carved on the steep rocks of the area.
Professional and Multilingual speaking guide,
Transfers with air-conditioned luxurious buses.
Free pick up service from any place between Malia – Agia Pelagia.
Entrance to Gortys (6.00€).
Matala caves (3.00€)
DURATION – FULL DAY TOUR
DISTANCE -150 KM
LANGUAGES – ENG, GERM, FR, NL, RUS
PRICE – 39 EURO