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The Villa Dream is only 200 m away from the Matala beach with the famous caves and 900m from the red beach.

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Matala is famous for its history. Once, God father Zeus here appears from the depths of the sea the Phoenician princess Europe who gave our continent its name.

Here the Romans hit impressive grave caves into the rock and inside of these caves the hippies founded their alternative eldorado in the sixties of the last century.
Matala is a lively and quiet place today. The beach have beautiful fine gravel and sand. You can, however, relax at the romantic "Red Beach" which can be reached over a mountain path. Or at the neighbouring, altogether 14 km long "Komo Beach" which is only a few minutes away by car.


Traveling by car:

You can rent a car from the airport , it's only 1 hour from Matala .

Traveling by plane:

Heraklion or Chania airport .


Leisure activities in the area

  • Sea/Beach
  • Horseback riding
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Water skiing
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Surfing
  • Mountain climbing
  • Restaurants
  • National Historic Sites
  • Galleries / Museum
  • Shopping
  • Fitness Center
  • White-Water Rafting


Matala Hipies festival every year in June