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Matala Beach Festival


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 Mayor of the region 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 will be held from 21st to 24th of June 2013.