From Heraklion | Crete and Heraklion Areas: Direct Day Trip Vai Beach

Discover the allure of Vai Palm Beach in Sitia on a day trip from Heraklion. Relax on the beach, explore hidden coves, and savor the flavors of Cretan cuisine at a nearby tavern.

Discover the allure of Vai Palm Beach in Sitia—a slice of the Caribbean nestled within Crete’s shores. Swaying palm trees, golden sands, and crystal-clear waters transport you to a faraway island paradise. The lush palm forest, native to the area for over 2,000 years, adds an exotic touch. Pirates once planted these palms, and their legacy remains. Advertisers even featured Vai’s enchanting palm forest in a Bounty chocolate bar commercial, highlighting its irresistible appeal.

Spend blissful hours lounging on soft sands, soaking up the sun, and listening to the gentle lapping of waves. Vai Beach invites you to unwind and escape. Explore hidden coves and coastal nooks—the secrets of this tropical haven. Whether you’re swimming in the cool sea or strolling along the shore, adventure awaits.

Just a short walk over the hill, a secluded nudist beach awaits. Enjoy panoramic views above the scene while embracing the liberating ambiance. After your beach escapade, indulge in Cretan cuisine at nearby taverns. Let flavors recharge you for more beachside fun.

Arrive at Vai Beach and spend 4 hours relaxing on the beach. Then, head to Malia for a short stop before returning to your starting point.


  • Feel the sand between your toes and the sun on your skin at Vai Palm Beach
  • Discover the secrets of the tropical haven as you explore hidden coves
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the beach from a secluded nudist beach
  • Unwind and escape as you relax on the beach and soak up the sun
  • Savor the flavors of Cretan cuisine at a nearby tavern after your beach day


  • 4-hour stay at Vai Palm Beach
  • Visit to a nudist beach
  • Opportunity to explore hidden coves and coastal nooks
  • Transportation to and from Heraklion with Air-conditioned bus
  • Pick up and drop-off in Malia, Stalis, Hersonisos, Anissaras, Analypsi, Gouves, Gournes,Heraklio, Ammoudara, Agia Pelagia/Lygaria, and Fodele
  • English German and Spanish-speaking guide