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View of the Hippies caves and Matala beach
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Matala Beach - Crete
Matala is situated 68 Km southwest of Heraklion. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Crete and certainly the most famous beach in southern Heraklion. It is synonymous with the carved caves of the hippies during the '70s. It is located near Phaistos, the second most important palace and port of the Minoans. A safe natural harbor in the gulf of Messara. According to mythology, Zeus swam ashore in the form of a bull with Europe on his back.