Gortyna is one of the most important archeological sites in the country with a history from the Neolithic era 7000 BC and with great monuments from all periods of history, Minoan, Doric, Roma, Byzantine. There is also the famous "Code of Gortyna", a stone inscription that is the oldest and most important example of Greek legislation and the coins depicting the conquest of Europe by Zeus.
Matala is a beautiful village well known for the hippies that they used to live there in 70's. The hippie spirit still lives in this wonderful place. It is unique opportunity to discover it!