Ride jet skis, banana boats, and wakeboards to experience the clear waters of Vai Beach, surrounded by golden sand and the largest natural palm forest in Europe. Climb the steps at the side of the beach to the viewing platforms, which offer a panoramic view of the water and the palm forest of Vai. Beach umbrellas and sun loungers are available for rent, and there are many beachside restaurants and cafes here. Toilets and showers are available for a fee, as is parking. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Vai Beach by using our Vai route planning app.
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Vai Beach reviews
A terrible turist trap. I.e.: this is the only beach in Greece I have experienced that it is parking fee (have been all over Crete and 35 Islands). I hate such places.
A terrible turist trap. I.e.: this is the only beach in Greece I have experienced that it is parking fee (have been all over Crete and 35 Islands). I hate such places. more »
I do not recommend this beach, not even for the palm trees. The sand has pebbles and you the palms trees are almost dried. We drove 3 hours and a half for it and it’s truly not worth it. Overall...
I do not recommend this beach, not even for the palm trees. The sand has pebbles and you the palms trees are almost dried. We drove 3 hours and a half for it and it’s truly not worth it. Overall... more »
It's a touristic beach, very beautiful and great for snorkeling, but crowded. Depends what you are looking for. The tavern there has only fast food, so it's better to take something to eat. Parking costs 3€,so it's a good price.
Excellent beach with palm trees. Fully orginezed. Parking is 3 euros. Sunbeds and umbrella 10 euros. One of the best beaches in Crete. My recommendations you won't regret.
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