The exotic sandy beach of Vai with the unique palm trees wood in Europe is situated at a distance of 94 kilometers far from Aghios Nicolaos at the Northeast and 24 kilometers eastern to Sitia. It has been named after the word “vagia”, meaning “palm tree” or “rims of palm tree” in Greek. According to the local legend the wood had been grown from the stones of dates thrown away by Arab pirates or Phoenician merchants set ashore at the place.
Rest In Peace Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela, who led South Africa out of apartheid and became the nation's first black president, passed away at the age of 95 on the 5th of Decemeber, 2013. He had been fighting illness for a long time, and has finally been laid to rest. As a tribute to one of the most inspirational men in history, we are honoured to share some old photos that document his incredible life. Madiba, this is for you!
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