Today, Matala is an area hosting tourists. The location is ideal. People enjoy swimming in Matala gulf. There is no possibility a visitor not to enjoy the place. There are no waves and the beach is accessed easy.
The village is having many options of accommodation. There are many taverns along the beach. The entertainment shops are too many. The camping resort is in a good place too. The whole area is well organized and nearby places like Kalamaki or Pitsidia and Kommos beaches are waiting for those who search to find a quiet place to relax. Nevertheless the temperature is warmer in this south part of Crete, estimated at least +3degrees Celsius on daily basis warmer than north Heraklion coast!
How to go to Matala:
Matala is connected with Heraklion city with the local bus. There is a bus driving to south of Heraklion every 1 hour. Matala is close to Moires city, the area’s capital. The connection is quite often and easy to use. The best option though is a hired car.