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Vai Beach, Vai

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#1 of 98 in Outdoors in Lasithi Prefecture
Beach · Nature / Park
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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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  • It is worth any kilometers or any time! We spend in car 2 hours to get there by car.. It is my second time in Vai and it is wortal to see! These palm trees are maginique 🌞🌞🌞 
    It is worth any kilometers or any time! We spend in car 2 hours to get there by car.. It is my second time in Vai and it is wortal to see! These palm trees are maginique 🌞🌞🌞  more »
  • Ok - yes it’s touristy, yes you have to pay . But when you have nice board walks on the beach , sun lounges with brollys !! crystal clear water - it takes the hassle out everything if you have a... 
    Ok - yes it’s touristy, yes you have to pay . But when you have nice board walks on the beach , sun lounges with brollys !! crystal clear water - it takes the hassle out everything if you have a...  more »
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  • Excellent beach, come before 10:00 am to avoid the crowds (mainly on the parking lot). There is a good vibe on the beach, it's not huge and has a good mixture of families and couples. No loud music or crowds (when we visited) even though it was packed full after 11:00. Full means there are people from one side to another but still with enough space between them. The sandy beach goes over into rocks but if you start swimming after you get into waist/shoulder deep water it is never a problem.
  • The beach is beautiful especially the impressive palm trees which are directly behind the beach. Sunbeds are from 10€ per pair up to 40€ (luxury version). The reason why I only give 4/5 stars is that it was very crowded and the water/beach was not super clean. A lot of plastic in the water. :( If you go, I recommend to go very early and enjoy as long as possible until bus crowds arrive.

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