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“"Overrated"”
Review of Vai Beach

Vai Beach
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Vai
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Vai beach is really crowded even during low season. Everything is charged: parking, sunbeds. The palm forrest is nice but that's about it. We've spent there no more that one hour. The sea temperature felt colder than on other south crete beaches.
Seriously, there are better beaches on the Island for free and without people.

2  Thank 72JanK
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

The only one natural park from Palms in Europe
Relax nice beach and the best time is after 17.00
Take your company and go all around east Crete that is all virgin natural tradicional place ...

1  Thank gurutraveler13
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

It was nice to visit a place that had not been developed with hotels, tourist shops and/or other commercial activities. The palm forest and beach are spectacular and worth the drive there. Climbing to the top to see the view is well worth it. If you are on the east end of Crete don't miss this place

3  Thank J0hnTW
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Came here after reading about it. It was as sold, soft sandy beach with blue sky and clear sea. The palm tree forest is a sight to behold and we were lucky as it was later in the season so it was quiet not many others around. Don't miss it.

3  Thank Terry A
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

The most amazing place, they tell me this is where they made the old Bounty advert. Plam trees on the beach it's almost unreal. See it before it is spoiled by the hotels and golf courses that are going to be built. Wouldn't like to come here in high summer as it is just so beautiful hoards of tourists must flock here. It is the only palm forrest in Europe and it is huge. A real must see.

4  Thank janieChania
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