The palm forest of Vai is within a distance of about 6 kilometers from Palekastro. It offers a sandy beach of a length of 200 meters and a width of 40 meters. It’s a place where you can swim, do water sports and diving. The palm forest is situated in an area of great ecological significance, located near the beautiful beaches of Hiona, Maridati and Kouremenos. In Kouremenos and in the villages of Palekastro and Agathias there are many hotels and rooms to accommodate the visitors. The flora of the area is very interesting with many kind of plants. The unique kind of palm tree “theofrastos” can be seen only in this palm forest. You can reach Vai by car or by bus from
Sitia which is about 26 kilometers away.