Vai Beach, Crete

For those who enjoy nature, the palm beaches of Vai offer a sanctuary like no other. Situated on the island of Crete, the Vai Beach is a popular tourist spot and generally very crowded.

It is easily accessible by public buses from Sitia, and by car, although car parking spaces are at a premium.

On the beach

The beach is open only during daytime, and there is only one restaurant. However, the food is good, and the prices reasonable. Toilets are available, however, for a fee. The beach is covered with beach beds and umbrellas, which provides a tranquil spot to simply bask in the sun and enjoy nature in all its glory.

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Hotels near the beach

There are no accommodation near the beach, however, reasonably priced hotels are available in Palekastro, a small village on the island.

  • House Margot Hotel
  • Porto Heli Apartments
  • Marina Village
    2 stars
  • Hotel Palekastro
  • Olive Coast Suites
    3 stars


  • Toilets
  • Car Parking
  • Sunbeds
  • Umbrellas

Beach on the map

Vai, Crete 72300,