Want to feel like you have travelled back in time? Then Matala, surrounded by a pretty green area, is the place for you: here the original hippie atmosphere from the 60s and 70s is still alive and attracts those travelers who want to stay away from all-inclusive resorts. Enjoy the quirky graffiti and take in the beauty of the panorama: the village and the beach are enclosed between two tall promontories, which makes for a quite unique landscape. The town is lively and fun, filled with seafront tavernas, little shops and souvenir stores. The beach, partly sandy and partly pebbled, is famous for its caves, which in the past became a refuge for hippies seeking peace on the island. Today the beach is organized with chairs and umbrellas, so not only is it beautiful, but it also is ideal for lazy beachgoers and families.