Vathi is located 10km south of Agios Nikolaos, in the area of Kritsa, just before the beaches of Istron. It is generally unknown beach, just because it ... did not exist before 2010, as it is artificial! It is also not seen from the old road that links Agios Nikolaos with Eastern Crete.
The beach is artificial and is formed in a narrow bay, which is very well protected from the winds. Only easterly winds could affect the area, but they are very rare in Crete. The beach has fine whitish sand, making the colors of the sea stunning. It is very well organized, because it is operated by the luxurious local hotel Daios Cove.
To get to the beach, if you don't stay in the hotel, you should walk down a concrete pathway with staircases. In order to find the path, turn left just before the hotel entrance and follow the road to the houses outside the resort, till you find a narrow street leading to the staircases. Vathi is ideal for families as there is no wave. You could also explore the rocky shores of the Gulf with your snorkeler’s mask.