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Matala is a nice Greek town, Greece

 
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Wazling's pictureby Wazling review
added on 1st of April, 2009

It's a small greek city, offering not much nightlife or something like that. It's more the nature, that makes the area attractive. Matala has got some nice beaches, some surrounded by stone age caves, or occupied by old aged hippies. If you are on a trip going through the town, it's worth a stop.

You can visit the caves, they were used as tombs and places for worship in the Ancient times, now they are under archeological protection now. Interestin that in the '60s hippies lived in them, there was a whole commune here. The beaches are rathr nice and not very crowded, so you may cool yourself here.

 

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House of Statues. Hansen, the German architect, constructed this house in 1895 for the Mallios family. It had been a property of the family for a period of time. At present, this yellow three-storey house with a stunning verandah was named a “preserved monument”. The Evia Studies Institution is housed in this monument. Red House. Named after the color of its interior, the Red House was also owned by the Mallios family. It sits near the northern seaside of Chalkida. If the house of statues was built by a German architect, the Red House was constructed by Flegis, a French architect. At present, it serves as the House of Science and... Read more »

 
 
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The beaches and attractions of Matala, Greece - Dec 15, 2008, by MadSuh
Matala has some great ancient caves, originally dug out during the stone age and used for worship. In the sixties hippies used them as housing and today they are yet again another tourist attraction. They are now protected by the Archeology... Read more »

The attractions of Matala - Dec 13, 2006, by Wazling
Matala is a small town on the south side of Crete. It has got a nice beach, with a camping site next to it. On the beach there're stone age caves, once were tombs and sacred places for rituals, used by Hippies in the 60's. You can sleep... Read more »

 
 

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