Caves Matala

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Caves Matala - Photo by Tobias Reich

Caves Matala - Photo by Tobias Reich

The Caves Matala is an incredible spot where numerous caves were carved into the soft limestone during the Roman Period and used as tombs (approximately 62). Some of the caves, however, contain carved beds and windows, as well as porches, revealing a different purpose: historians believe that some of them were also used as homes long ago - and also more recently, in the 1960s when the “Flower Children” came to Matala and took up residence in them. (Matala, Crete, Greece)

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