We started our kayaking journey in Matala on the island of Crete. It was an awesome little town to spend our first few nights in with great family owned restaurants, history, and hiking. Their town's motto here is "Today is Life, Tomorrow Never Comes". We stayed at the Hotel Zafaria and it was great with views of the beach and a nice little cafe.
Crete is absolutely gorgeous! It's also amazing how diverse this island can be. After driving from the northern part of the island, Matala Bay reminds a traveler about how isolated one can be from the rest of Crete, Greece, or even Europe. This beach town is basic, but the seafood is divine.