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East Crete: Vai palm forest -Toplou monastery-Sitia 

Vai, is situated

 in the northeastern part of Crete about 7 kilometers from Palekastro. It is the largest (250 hectares) oasis of palm trees in Europe, with incomparably beautiful lush greenery, thousands of palms, ending up to a pristine golden beach.

 Vai has been declared both as an aesthetic palm forest and a unique biotope with rare flora and fauna. The endemic variety of Phoenix of Theophrasti palm grows naturally. The history of the palm forest has been lost through the centuries, though there are many myths and speculations of its beginnings. The Phoenix Palm was held as a holy symbol to the Minoen Civilization a.1450BC.

Moni Toplou is a Monastery with a long history which played a significant role in the struggles of the Cretan people for freedom.


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