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Still beautiful, 20 years later

This beach is well organised, picturesque and beautiful. I last came here as a teenager and it was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Guthrie1
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London
via mobile
Would recommend

It's a wonderful beach, i absolutely loved it! I had very low expectations when we decided to visit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cristiana N
via mobile
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“palm trees” (60 reviews)
“nice beach” (31 reviews)
“water sports” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Vai, Crete 72300, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This beach is well organised, picturesque and beautiful. I last came here as a teenager and it was even more beautiful than I remembered. The palm forest is gorgeous and the sea is crystal clear. A short walk up the side of a mountain provides...More

Thank Guthrie1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a wonderful beach, i absolutely loved it! I had very low expectations when we decided to visit it, because most of the reviews pointed out the fact that it's overcrowded. Even it was the last week of july and we visited it midday, it...More

1  Thank Cristiana N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avoid the August crowds if possible, but still one of the most beautiful beaches we've ever visited. Excellent day trip from Agios Nikolaos or Sitia, but if you're coming from further west, stay the night nearby. Parking costs 2,5€ and sun beds 4,5€ each, a...More

Thank Seliniotissa
Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited Vai beach last week, we rented a car to visit a little bite of Krete. We totally recommend going there, the sand is golden and very nice, the water is very beautiful and turquoise and also very clear. If you decide to go...More

2  Thank Violeta B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice beach, with a lot of palm trees but it is so commercialised and crowded. Neighbouring Itanos beach and Erimoupolis beach are much better choice for people who prefer nature beauty with no crowd.

2  Thank Miroslav I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vai is famous for one of the best beaches in the mediterranean and it sure lives up to it's reputation! I arrived pretty early at around 11 and there were still some sunbeds available.. They charge you 4,50€ for one bed and 9€ for two...More

1  Thank Samuel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

let's face it, if you're in eastern crete you need to go here - you've read the guides which tell you the same, so why are you still reading. p.s. make sure you get there before about 11/11:30

4  Thank DrKazza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Between palm trees, you can take a swim and rest on the shadow (or not). The best place to take a nap, and then have a wonderful cocktail!

Thank redman5314
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must to be visited. It is quite a long driving there, but roads are quite OK. Parking close to the beach. Nice shadow below the palm tree. Great views, nice swimming. What to wish more. Just to add. It is worth to go up...More

1  Thank Vinetou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the most unique beach in Eastern Crete, mainly due to the Palm forest behind it, it's likes nowhere to be found in Europe. The beach itself is a truly nice one, with one of the best types of sand I have encountered....More

1  Thank petros v
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Kareena A
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From Ag. Nikolaos, Vai beach is a 2 hours trip with a car
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