The enchanting beach of Vai belongs to the prefecture of Lasithi and is located at a distance of 94 km away from the city of Agios Nikolaos.
The beach of Vai is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the prefecture and the island of Crete. Every year during the summer months, Vai welcomes lots of visitors who want to admire this fantastic, exotic landscape made up of thousands of palm trees that consist the homonymous, famous palm forest. It has a shore with thin, light – gold sand and crystal – clear water with a magic blue – green color. The sea of Vai is shallow with a normal sea bed configuration and it usually has no waves so it is an ideal choice for families with children.
Moreover, the gorgeous beach is fully – organized and the visitor will find there all the commodities needed for a pleasant and safe day at sea. When you visit it you will find sunbeds and umbrellas in order to be protected from the hot, Cretan sun. There are also shower units to use after your swimming. For your safety, there is a lifeguard who is available to help when is needed.
On the beach, you will have the opportunity to buy cold water, beverages, coffees, and snacks or visit a tavern for your lunch, where you can find local delicacies and traditional dishes, too.
Additionally, Vai is a perfect destination for people who love water sports. If you visit it for a day you will have the opportunity to choose between a variety of activities.
Furthermore, you should know that the wider area is a protected area so the camping is forbidden on the beach. On the other hand, if you want to stay there for some days you have the option to find a room in a close distance from the beautiful beach of Vai. In this case, you can go to Palaikastron which is 10 km away from Vai.
The beach of Vai is globally known because it is one of the most important places on the island of Crete. During your stay there, we suggest you visit the beautiful palm forest and admire its wild and exotic beauty. As a protected area, every year welcomes many migratory birds which stop there for some days and of course, it has the European Blue Flag prize.
If you decide to come to Crete for your summer holidays you should definitely visit this wonderful Cretan paradise.