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Vai Beach

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Address: Vai, Crete 72300, Greece
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Fab out of season!!

Great beach particularly out of season (eg end September onwards) as there's no problem getting a sunbed and yet all facilities are on hand. You can drag your sunbed under the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best way to spend one day with nice and colorful water. Like tip: try to go at first hour from the morning to catch 1-2 hours without people. After this the buses start to arrive and the beach is not so quiet, in specially if that buses are full with Russian people. :))

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Vai beach is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. Recommend. Is worth of the drive. Water is clean, on the beach is small sand, also lot of shadow.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We drove to Vai Palm Beach around 8:30 in the morning when staff were preparing for lots of tourists. We didn't have to pay to park, we just walked down onto the beach and enjoyed wading in the sea and taking in the quietness of the morning on the beach. We left around 9:30 just as tourists started to arrive... More 

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Thank Jerusalem_Philly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is the most beautiful beach that I have been to in all of Create. Surrounded by palm trees you can see why they filmed the Bounty advet here. Facilities,excellent changing rooms, toilets,sunbeds water sports, there is also a taverner and a kiosk for refreshments. A must vist if you come to Create.

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Aalborg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

First time I visited Vai was in 1997 now in 2016 it is spoiled with a big parking lot, shops, and cafeterias and good knows what. Many people, many sunbeds and really not very pleasant. I would not recommend if you live in the Chania area to go the 336 kilometres to Vai if you don’t have other things planned... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Vai means in greek "palm" , and this wonderful palm beach grew here, it seems from the seeds of dates from the Arab; anyway, this beach is well known, will be nice in spring, perhaps many people in summer.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Beautiful beach surrounded by palm trees. Superb water and vista, sadly it has been overtaken by greed. The 2.5 euro charge for the car park was OK reasonable but charging 9 euros for two sunbeds was excessive. You are then forced to be very cramped and very near other sufferers There is little beach left if you want to do... More 

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Thank 40jmk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We really enjoyed it. The beach was not crowed, so we could easily find sunbeds and an umbrella (9 euros total). The water is very clean and clear, so it is perfect for snorkeling. There are enough fishes, all sizes. The drive here from Hersonnisos was about 3 hours, if not even more, but it was definitely a nice drive,... More 

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Glasgow
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a gem of a beach - it's far enough to the east of the island so that it hasn't become over touristy. Arrived early afternoon, 2.50 Eur to park and there is two cafes on the beach. The beach itself is sand and the water is so, so clear it is great for snoring and scuba. Recommend hiring... More 

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Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great beach particularly out of season (eg end September onwards) as there's no problem getting a sunbed and yet all facilities are on hand. You can drag your sunbed under the palms too if you wish. The sea does shelve quickly down so to be aware of this with small children. 9€ day for 2 sun beds. When facing the... More 

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