Arvi is a large seaside village located 79km southeast of Heraklion and 35km west of Ierapetra with a nice beach, in a small valley formed in front of the imposing Gorge of Arvi. About 1km west of Arvi we meet the stream of Bouboulis. If we cross the stream and walk about 5' minutes we reach the remote sandy beach of Meakis, also known as Vahoudianos Xerokambos. The beach is located in a secluded bay with fine sand and clear water, which is never busy.
It is a haven for those seeking isolation. The name is taken after a nickname of a local who was named Meakis and owned the surrounding land. The beachside is full of the magnificent white sand lilies. The only thing you need, if you come in midday, is an umbrella because the surrounding vegetation is low. Still there are some tamarisk trees on the beach.