Heraklion: SUV Tour to Matala and Ancient Phaistos

Heraklion: SUV Tour to Matala and Ancient Phaistos

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Explore the Hippie Beach of Matala. Traveling from Heraklion, you will pass through the plain of Messara, before stopping by the Monastery of Panagia Kalyviani and resulting at Matala Beach.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 6 participants
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Polish
Pickup included
Your Heraklion accommodation.

Experience

Highlights
  • Encounter the Palace of Phaistos
  • Walk through the famous Matala Hippie Caves
  • Witness the fertile plain of Messara
Full description
Your experience starts from Heraklion, from where it will head south to Matala. In the 1960s, hippies from all over the world flocked to the area and lived in the caves as part of their beliefs and way of life. Along the road, you will come across the many vineyards and olive groves of the fertile plain of Messara. Next, stop at the Monastery of Panagia Kalyviani, which is famous for its charitable work. The compound of the monastery that was gradually formed around the 14th-century single-nave church became very famous in the 19th century, due to its reputation as a miraculous icon. Following that, visit the Palace of Phaistos, where the famous Phaistos Disc was unearthed and whose script was only recently deciphered. Your final stop is the famous Matala Beach, where you will visit the caves where the hippies used to live. It will be there that you can also cool off with a swim in the crystal waters of the Libyan Sea, before heading back to your point of origin.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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