Hiking around Vai

Category: Activities



Psilli ammos beach, 10 min far from Palm Beach Vai

Psilli ammos beach, 10 min far from Restaurant Vai

Crete, is a walker’s paradise. It has the unique combination of beautiful seas and high mountains. The geographical diversity and wild beauty of the island, the friendliness of its inhabitants as well as the climate are gradually making it into a choice destination for walking and hiking.

Palm Beach Vai area is a great place to come and walk to and the friendliness of the inhabitants in Palekastro region, absence of criminality as well as the easy availability of accommodation just about anywhere make it a good choice if you want to set off walking independently with friends or even all alone.

There are so many beautiful locations to explore throughout East Crete and Palekastro that you can spend 2 weeks visiting them all and walking is definitely the best way to get the most from Crete, its fantastic scenery, traditional villages and friendly, welcoming people. The truly dedicated hikers can go to areas that are practically unknown and totally uninhabited , with undisturbed flora and fauna, be it in gorges or high up on the mountains.

Mountains and gorges, beaches, small valleys and villages, all offer a unique experience and insight into the life and history of this island’s corner paradise.

Walking on Crete is not just an activity which can be enjoyed in the summer. Weather and temperatures during winter, spring and autumn also provide ideal walking conditions on most days. Winter and spring days often have clearer, less hazy light than hot summer days which is perfect if you want to take photographs of the spectacular scenery you will encounter along your route.

One Response to “Hiking around Vai”

  1. Henry 20 August 2011 at 7:44 am #

    Hire a sunbed and straw umbrella then take to the water with a snorkel. Jet skis and windsurfing equipment are available for rent, while Vai Scuba Diving Club offers scuba trips.

    After the beach, visit Toplou Monastery, a 15th-century fortified retreat, housing a fine collection of Byzantine icons. The largest landowner in the region, Toplou counts Vai Beach among its properties.


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