Matala Caves

The imposing caves of Matala beach made the spot a major attraction during the hippy era in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The same caves had been used as rock-cut graves during the Later Roman and Early Christian periods. Archaeological finds here indicate that a developed seaside settlement existed here during the Hellenistic period. It was destroyed by the Arab incursions of the 9th century AD (read more about ancient Matala).The imposing caves of Matala beach made the spot a major attraction during the hippy era in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The same caves had been used as rock-cut graves during the Later Roman and Early Christian periods. Archaeological finds here indicate that a developed seaside settlement existed here during the Hellenistic period. It was destroyed by the Arab incursions of the 9th century AD (read more about ancient Matala).

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