Epar. Odos Gortynas-Matalon - Matala
Offering accommodation with air conditioning, Odysseas Bungalows is situated in Matala, 47km from Balíon. Rethymno Town is 48km away. Free private parking is available on site.
All units feature a seating area. There is also a kitchenette, fitted with a fridge and stovetop. Bed linen is offered.
Odysseas Bungalows also includes a sun terrace. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant.
Agia Galini is 13km from Odysseas Bungalows. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 54km from Odysseas Bungalows.
Distance from the airport: 70.2km
Distance from the beach: 750m
Pets Allowed: Yes
A safe natural harbour on the Bay of Messara, blessed with a gently sweeping sand and pebble beach, the place in legend where Zeus swam ashore in the guise of a bull with Europa on his back.
Many people make this village their base for Cretan holidays, as it is so central on the south coast, and away from the over-development of the north coast.
The beach is 250m long and 45m wide.
Matala has something for everyone. Although it has become a popular tourist destination it still retains the charm and character of the quiet fishing village it started as at the beginning of the 20th-century, and the laid-back lifestyle of the hippies of the 60’s and 70's lives on.
Half the beach is fringed by tamarisk trees, leading the eye on to impressive formations of sandstone rock cliffs with their famous caves sliding into the sea at an odd angle, creating one of the most unusual beachscapes on the island.
At the beach there are sport facilities as well as activities for children, and if you would like to go further afield you can also rent a car, bicycles and motorbikes. Yet all this is only 65 km from Iraklion.