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One of the popular attractions of Crete is the Vai and is amongst the most beautiful locations in the Mediterranean.
Located 94 km northeast of Agios Nikolaos and 24km east of Sitia. Its name comes from the word Vagia or palm (= palm and palm branches).
The palm extends over 600 hectares with 5,000 old trees. According to tradition, all those palm trees sprouted as Arab pirates throwing stones from the dates they were eating in the desert landscape of eastern Crete.
One of the elements that make it unique is the fact that the kind of palm trees that compose it is only in the Canaries and Vai. In developing these has helped much sand beach while impressive are the rare plants that have made their appearance on the surrounding hills
In front of a large beach stretches of fine sand and pebbles on European soil. It is organized by enabling swimmers to participate in water sports, taste traditional dishes in the restaurants and enjoy their coffee in cafes on the frame.
Moreover, each year is awarded the European Blue Flag for its crystal clear waters.
It must be noted that despite human intervention, the area has not lost its original beauty and physical characteristics.
For all these reasons, the palm attracts and the visitor should not miss the opportunity to photograph any season to go.
Since the summer, attracts thousands of visitors, consists of the visit take place either early in the morning or after noon, and because of the heat, you can find a shady place. under the palm trees!
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