Heraklion is Crete's capital and largest city. An urban centre with many aspects bringing the gap between yesterday and today while offering a variety of experiences to its visitors.

Walk along the Venetian harbour and walls, meet Knossos and Minoan civilization and enjoy dishes from Cretan cuisine accompanied by tsikoudia!

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Crete is home to a vast variety of attractions that are able to cover all individual interests and tastes. One among these places is the Matala beach which is located 68km southwest of the city of Heraklion. The beach is one of the most known beaches in Heraklion and one of the most famous areas in the Island of Crete. The reason for its massive and increased popularity is the interesting rocky formations that create caves inside them. These caves used to be hosting members of the hippie movement during the 1970’s. Matala and the infamous caves are something worth exploring.

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