Agiofarago is a picturesque canyon south of Matala. Its name is a testament to the traveller's goal centuries ago. Legend has it that, centuries ago, the caves were inhabited by hermits who lived off of the fruits and vegetables the canyon offered. They were said to gather at the "goumenospilio", a cave that can be seen and admired today by any visitor. There, they each had a rock to sit on. If someone wasn't in attendance of the meeting, it meant that he had passed away.
You can cross the canyon and admire the rare beauty as well as the old church, Agio Antonio (St. Antonio), which was the area's religious centre during the time of the hermits. In the church's yard there is a well, which still has drinkable water. Around half an hour's walk further down, you can enjoy a swim and relax at the beach.
Kokkinos Pyrgos beach
The small port of Kokkinos Pyrgos separates its two beaches. On the west side there is a rocky and pebble beach that stretches to Agia Galini and on the east side a beach that reaches Kommos.
Martsalo beach is a pebble beach of unique beauty! There you can reach through Martaliotikou gorge, hike about 30-40 minutes, or by boat from Matala Agia Galini and Kokkinos Pyrgos. The scenery that you will see when you arrive is magical. Crysta...