"Vai, the palm fringed beach" Hidden Beaches Tip by kat-m
Hidden Beaches, Crete Island: 20 reviews and 57 photos
Leaving Sitia we headed off to the east for Vai the beach with the palm forest. The road to Vai was pretty new and looked like it had been resurfaced which I was glad about as I could imagine it had been one of those roads!! During the 70`s when the hippies were thrown out of matala they made there way to vai, they certainly could pick thier spots! Later Vai became a protected area and camping and such like is not permitted. It is said that the palm trees came about from arabian pirates landing thier craft on the beach and spitting out date pips. It is certainly very beautiful and the waters pristine. On arrival a car park with a charge of about 3 euros is provided, however this includes toilet ,changing and shower fascilities. We got there quite early and had the beach to ourselves so if you like it quiet then I advise you get there early as when we were leaving the coaches and sellers were arriving.
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