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The coastal road (A3) that goes off east of Sitia is the only one in the area with traffic because it leads to the two popular sights in east Crete - the Toplou Monastery (Moni Toplou) and the palm tree forest at Vai.

At the centre of the picturesque village of Roussa Ekklisia there is an enormous plane tree next to which runs the cold water of a spring.

An iced coffee made from the water of this spring and the deep shade of the plane tree give you the coolest stop you could make.

Returning to our main route, continue east on the coast road where there is not much to see, until you arrive at the historic Toplou Monastery.

You must take great care on the road from Sitia to Toplou Monastery as it is narrow with many badly-designed bends.

After the Toplou Monastery, the road (A3) continues through an isolated landscape and meets the main road from Palaikastro to Vai at right angles.

Turn left here and right at the next junction, following the Greek/English signs for Vai, in order to see a landscape unique in the whole of Crete.

Vai is a big sandy beach like so many others in Crete but with the special feature that behind it there is a thick palm tree forest (more than 5,000 trees, said to have sprung up from the stones of the dates spat out by the pirates who were hiding here! There is an even greater jam on the beach, where the crowd is a fact of life from early in the morning, and it is the same thing in the taverna and the bar, where the prices are daylight robbery.