We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

i loooove palm forest though was closed...has a nice beach with sunbeds and without.. was a long... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
via mobile
Sandy Beach

Access Good, Water Very clean, Sand clean & Golden, all the ammenities,Carefull might be stinging... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Mythos R
Read all 1,307 reviews
All photos (1,477)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“palm trees”(66 reviews)
“water sports”(18 reviews)
“parking place”(6 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Vai, Crete 72300, Greece
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Vai
from US$75.66
More Info
from US$103.60
More Info
from US$87.30
More Info
from US$75.66
More Info
Reviews (1,307)
Filter reviews
263 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews palm trees water sports parking place high season an umbrella sunbeds and umbrellas jet ski big waves worth the journey rented a car long trip parking costs agios nikolaos crystal clear water day trip olive oil date palms
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 263 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Deffinitely a must see beach in Crete. Nice shadows, clean, wow water, large enough. Very nice restaurant (up the stairs). FAr from Heraklion and Chania but you must go there. The road is also fantastic!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DanHuber2014
Reviewed 14 November 2018

I have been coming to Crete for 35 years and have many memories on this wonderful beach among the date palms.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rene C
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

i loooove palm forest though was closed...has a nice beach with sunbeds and without.. was a long trip till there but worth it

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank engliscri
Reviewed 15 October 2018

By far the best beach I have ever visited, very beautiful, clean and well organised. If you are looking for secret and secluded beach, this is not the place. BUT! It is very well organised, there are all services, numerous and quite OK toilets, changing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SursurMai
Reviewed 13 October 2018

2 hour drive from Agios Nikolaos and not for faint-hearted but so worth it. Went 30 September and weather was perfect and beach less than half full. Probably not as good when super crowded. One of the top 10 beaches we have ever been too...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Margofam
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Access Good, Water Very clean, Sand clean & Golden, all the ammenities,Carefull might be stinging JellyFish.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mythos R
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Picturesque, seemingly remote - more developed/busy than one might expect - you won’t escape neighbors here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 3waytieforlast
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Very clean beach and well organised car parking. In the height of the season parking might be at a premium. Cost for parking and the sun beds very reasonable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gingercat28
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This place was announced as one of the most beautiful beach on Crete but it was just a normal beach with no extras.there are many palm trees but that's all.it takes 2,5 hours to get there from Hersonissos.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Máji L
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful beach, with natural palm trees, water sports and restaurant. A must go if you are looking to relax.( Also there's nudist beach option ).

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank fabioi374
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,541 nearby hotels
Castri Village
60 reviews
2.78 miles away
Hotel Aeolos
5 reviews
4.08 miles away
Hellas Hotel
7 reviews
4.15 miles away
Hiona Holiday Hotel
106 reviews
4.15 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,340 nearby restaurants
Vai Restaurant Palm Beach
568 reviews
.43 miles away
160 reviews
4.13 miles away
Metohi Vai
240 reviews
.75 miles away
Restaurant ELENA
324 reviews
4.14 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,828 nearby attractions
Erimoupolis Beach
84 reviews
.62 miles away
Itanos Beach
76 reviews
.62 miles away
Gone Surfing Crete
112 reviews
3.58 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Anastasia A
9 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from maxk05 | 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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 896gilles | Reviewed this property |
From Ag. Nikolaos, Vai beach is a 2 hours trip with a car
Google Translation