Matala Beach Festival



Matala Beach Festival, one of the most popular festivals in Crete, is organized to keep the myth of Matala alive! A unique festival on the sandy beach beneath the caves made famous during the hippie era of the 1960s and ‘70s. Matala attracted international attention in the early 70’s when Joni Mitchell released her critically acclaimed album ‘Blue’, which detailed her experiences whilst living in the caves with the young hippie travelers, enjoying the tranquility of Matala beach.


For three days, popular Greek and foreign artists and thousands of visitors are united in a grand music feast. The three concert stages of the festival is hosting very popular artists and groups.

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