Were you one of the hippies who used to live in the caves and on the sands at Matala in the 60s and 70s? Or are you simply a music fan wanting to celebrate peace and love with us through music and art. Whoever you are, Matala welcomes you.
In the 60s & 70s the international media became intrigued about the hippie travellers making their homes in the caves at Matala beach. That intrigue continues today with people of all ages visiting the village to relive the memory of the hippie era.
The story since 2011
In June 2011 the Festos Municipality threw a festival on the beach to celebrate the launch of the ‘Myth of Matala’ book featuring photos of the hippie cave residents during the 60s & 70s. It was a hippie reunion. 35,000 people heard about it and flocked to Matala beach.
In June 2012 over 58,000 people visited the festival weekend and the word is quickly spreading.
It was a huge success as free events which brought together music and arts fans from all generations together on the beach beneath the caves to celebrate peace, love and happiness.
Matala Beach Festival 2013 introduced to 70.000 people the meaning of LIFE!
In June 2013 we invited Harry Keyworth to be the first solo artist to drive our Road To Matala Tour along the original 'hippie trail' of the 1960s and 1970s. Overland from London to Crete in the VW Beetle. The tour culminated in Harry performing on stage at Matala Beach alongside artists including Hugh Cornwell former frontman of The Stranglers, The Doors Tribute, Janis Joplin Tribute, Locomondo, Pink Floyd Tribute, Tonis Sfinos and many more!
Together we make a Differenence!
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