Vai Beach, Lasithi

by Alejandro

Vai Beach, Eastern Crete

Vai Beach, Eastern Crete

Vai beach for me is a tropical paradise nestled in the south east of Crete; a very long way from the pacifico.

I visited Vai beach with some friends for the first time at the beginning of the winter season on what happened to be a glorious warm day. I was able to see this paradise like very few people have.

Despite it being a beautiful day, we where the only people there. Being winter, of course all the facilities were closed for the season. This only added to the tranquility.

Vai beach for us was like a hidden paradise. The gentle lapping of the crystal waters up against the pale sand. The subtle rustling of the wind in the palm leaves overhead. Vai is the ideal beach setting. We were tired from our journey and we slept for two hours underneath the palm trees. A blissful sleep.

For me, she was reminiscent of my travels to pacific islands such as Vanuatu, yet only hours away from my home in Spain.

Vai has soft white sand, which is so rare in Greece. She has a tranquil forest setting and the natural beauty.

Since, I have returned many times during the summer. While I love Vai with its great cafe bar overlooking the sea and busy with people from all over Greece and the world, for me when I return home I like to always think of Vai as on that day when she was all our very own.

Vai is in the very far south east of Crete.

Comment by Anastasi of We Love Crete

Hi Alejandro

It's nice to know you enjoyed this in its quieter season, we agree it is a tropical sanctuary in the shoulder seasons.

Whilst Vai Beach is fun during the summer season, it is something else to experience it in the off season. One gets to immerse in the tropical like magic that emanates during quiet time.

We visited once in winter, no-one at all was on the beach. We fell asleep beneath the palm trees, listening to the soft lull of the waves against the sand. We saw a little creature darting out of the forest on the road - we think it was a marten. We missed the last bus and hitched back to the next village. We wouldn't have missed it for the world!

We are glad you have taken with you the essence that is Vai Beach...

Thank you Alejandro for your contribution to
We Love Crete.

Vai Beach and Forest, eastern Crete

Vai Beach and Forest, eastern Crete

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