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Very nice beach !

Of course very crowded in the summer but not to be missed. Nice beach with transparent water. If... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Perfect beach! So beautiful!

We drove to Vai from Magrikialos. Finally we arrived to this beautiful place. Parking place was... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Espoo, Finland
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Vai, Crete 72300, Greece
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 August 2017

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

5  Thank DrKazza
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Having heard so much about this beach I was really disappointed when I finally arrived... it looked a bit tatty ... and there are other beaches on Crete that are much better than Vai.

7  Thank MG100surrey
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Of course very crowded in the summer but not to be missed. Nice beach with transparent water. If you don't want to be confronted with the crowd, go after 05:00pm ... no parking fee (4€) and a lot of space ! The place is well...More

Thank Jepehe
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Had a blast in Vaï. The view was wonderful, you can climb and enjoy a scenic view of the bay. The beach was clean and free.

Thank ArtemisHorner
Reviewed 30 July 2018

No doubt that fabulous beached in Crete are numerous. And Vai to my opinion is one of the best organized and looked after. We were pleasantly surprised: changing cabins, showers, toilets, beach cafes and kiosks, carefully arranged wooden deckings, parking area is spacious and well-organised....More

1  Thank IrinaLavrenova
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Ok, seriously, unbelievably long and slow drive for a weeeee beach! Elafonissi or Balos are honestly a different league. We drove 3 hours to Elafonissi as well,since staying in Heraklion meant being quite far from the extremities,but was worth every mile of it,whereas this one.....More

1  Thank m0nica4444
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place left by God in Crete. The view from up the hill is amazing. Enough parking spots. 2.5 euros for all day. Beach bar with good prices. No need for sunbeds and umbrella. You are planning to go there for the palm trees isn't...More

1  Thank andreicostin
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Well worth the drive, located at the far corner of Crete, a spectacular forest of palm trees that goes ask the way to the sea. What's even better is the sandy beach and the clear waters. It has an organized beach, where you pay if...More

2  Thank NikosHourvou
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Agios Nicolaos and went to Vai Beach to enjoy a day in this wonderful beach. Vai Beach is located on the eastern tip of the island. It is a beach made of fine sand with a beautiful palm forest. During the...More

Thank Patrizia M
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We drove down a dusty Road and after miles and miles came across an oasis In the Oasis were places to eat and drink and swim totally fantastic.

Thank Q6133WVsteveg
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a tropical, sandy beach with clear waters that's the place to go! Beatiful views, palm forest around, blue water with no rocks on the bottom of the sea. Although there are only 2 restaurants and 1 souvenir shop (nothing else)...More

1  Thank martawarszawa2018
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We drove to Vai from Magrikialos. Finally we arrived to this beautiful place. Parking place was food and cost 2,5€. Beach is very near, no long walk. We ate good lunch in the restaurant and then went to the beach. We got the last one...More

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Anastasia A
10 July 2018|
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Response from Max K | Reviewed this property |
The beach is around 10 meters from the parking lot. You can see the water from the parking.
Kareena A
4 August 2015|
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Response from 896gilles | Reviewed this property |
From Ag. Nikolaos, Vai beach is a 2 hours trip with a car
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