B&B | 15 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Matala Dimitris Villa and Hotel has 15 A' class rooms, all of them with their own bathroom, balcony, Air-Condition, Heating, fridge, Satellite TV, swimming-pool for adults and pool for children, safe-box and phone.
In our tavern, near the pool and surrounded by flowers, you can enjoy your breakfast or a delicious traditional Cretan lunch. You might like to know that we also provide the meat for the snacks (local production).
There are two swimming pools with sweet water, one for adults and one for children, and a big terrace with sun chairs and umbrellas free of charge for our guests .
Matala beach is just 200m away, and the place is surrounded by trees and greenery, making it an ideal place for a relaxing vacation!
Also, we offer Internet access for reading and sending e-mails for all of you interested.
There is also the possibility to organize excursions all over the island with air-conditioned busses or even by renting a car or bike from us at the best prices.
Hospitality in Greek language treasures as one of the most precious values and inheritance we got from our ancient Greek roots and the Cretan culture. We mean to offer this to our guests while they stay in our Rooms for Rent.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 15 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Matala Beach|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklio Airpot 65 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||15 bedrooms, 30 bathrooms of which 15 Family bathrooms and 15 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (10), Double beds (25), Dining seats for 40, Lounge seats for 40|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The Crete region
On the sandy beach is written by a fisherman: "Today is life, tomorrow never comes!" Matala was once the place of the flower-power and the hippy-scene. Yeah, those were the days!
The Matala from now is a busy tourist place with a lot of hotels, apartments, rooms, taverns and shops. Before 1970, the time that the flower-children and the hippies overrunned this small village, Matala only existed of 10 houses, one tavern, a beautiful beach and of course the ancient cave houses of which Matala thanks her fame.
The beach of this bay, in the form of a reaping-hook, is still the same. The cave houses, cut by the Cretan people from the early Stone Age, with their passages, stone beds and fireplaces, are now put under monumental care. They are really worth visiting.
The beach of fine stones is very pleasant. Especially the early morning and the end of the afternoon can still bring back the memories of what has been. Nevertheless, Matala has something. A friendly atmosphere and beautiful surroundings will take care of some days of enjoyment, without having the feeling of being disturbed by mass tourism.
Should you be in the neighborhood, do pay this village a visit and try to go back in time: put a flower behind your ear and wow, for some time you will feel like a hippy!
Matala was the ancient port of Phaistos and Gortys and a former fishing community which has developed into a modern holiday center. It is located 4 km south-west of the village of Pitsidia and 75 km from Iraklion. It is built on the coast line of the Messara bay inside a small and picturesque inlet. The turquoise blue sea, and the red disk of the sun which sets in the evening horizon create a hue of colors that evoke novel emotions.
Matala was the port of Phaistos during the Minoan period, following the destruction of Kommos, and the port of Gortys during the Roman period when Gortys was proclaimed capital of Crete by the Romans.
The Gortynians occupied Matala at 220 B.C. Ruins of the ancient city are still visible on the sea bed as the ancient city was sunk in the sea. The archaeological pick has unearthed some traces of the palaces built by the nobles from the ancient cities of Phaistos and Gortys.
There is also a cave known as "Brutospeliana" and legend has it that it was frequented by the Roman general Brutus. Owing to its exceptional natural beauty, Matala became the meeting place of the "Flower Children" in 1968. Although their conference failed to realize, yet they were compensated by the incomparable beauty of the area, which so much contrasts with the concept of destruction and war.