Vai Palm Beach
Vai, or more specifically the palm forest of Vai, is one of the most popular sights in Crete and one of the most beautiful and special places in the whole Mediterranean.
Vai draws thousands of visitors each year. They come not only for its wonderful palm forest, but also for the large sandy beach spread out at its foot.
The beach was “discovered” by hippies who were turned out of Matala in the early 70s and sought a new refuge in the area.
Vai has become famous for the wooded area with the palm trees, which are in a protected area. There is a myth for their presence that Arab Pirates brought dates and the palm trees grew from their seeds. It’s a beautiful spot in Crete to enjoy the sunshine, swimming and snorkelling.
Vai is located 24 km east of Sitia and about 100klms east of Agios Nikolaos