Arvi is a seaside village situated 79km southeast of Heraklion and 35km west of Ierapetra, home to a stunning beach. There’s a small valley in front of the imposing Gorge of Arvi, and just 1 km west of the village is the Bouboulis stream. A 5-minute walk from here leads to the secluded Meakis beach, aka Vahoudianos Xerokambos. Characterised by fine sand and crystal-clear waters, this remote paradise is never overcrowded. It is the perfect destination for those seeking solitude and tranquility. The beach is known as Meakis, a nickname of a local who owned the land. Its white sand lilies are a sight to behold. Though the vegetation is sparse, there are some tamarisk trees scattered here and there. Bring an umbrella if you come during midday, as there’s no shade.