No-one is actually certain when the caves of Matala were created. Current thinking is that they are Roman or Early Christian tombs. Some of the caves contain beds and windows revealing a different purpose: historians believe that some of them were used as homes long ago -and especially from “Flower Children”, who came to Matala. Hippies came to Matala and they found made homes in the caves. The caves are protected by the Archaeological Service and nobody is allowed to live or spend the night.
Rock Climbing Field
Agiofarango is situated within an imposing gorge that runs down to the sea and is a popular sport climbing venue in Crete. The climbing is situated on both sides of the gorge, which means that climbers can have sun or shadow no matter the season or time of the day.