Naturism in Greece and the Greek islands
Many people choose to come to Greece not to enjoy its long, popular Greek beaches but some other beaches, small, remote and difficult to access which are perfect to practice naturism and nudism.
In fact, many people come to Greece to enjoy swimming and sunbathing naked.
Many remote beaches along the Greek islands and some on the Greek mainland are used to practice nudism. A few of them have been declared as Official Naturist beaches and are visited by lots of tourists every year.
If you are a naturist, you have to know that Greek people are not used to nudism. It is usually ok if you are sunbathing topless but total nudism exists and is permitted only in some remote beaches. These beaches are most of a stretch of land surrounded by cliffs or high trees.
We provide here for you a list of the islands with naturism beaches and give you a small description of these beaches.
Islands with naturism beaches
It is a cosmopolitan island where nudism is practiced mainly in Agios Ioannis and Super Paradise beaches. However, these beaches are always crowded by both naturists and non-naturists, so it is doubtable if you will really enjoy your time naked.
While all the rest of Skiathos is not fond of nudism, the three sandy beaches that form Banana beach are very popular among naturists and non-naturists. Banana beach is an organized N.C.G (Nudist Club Greece) beach that is not difficult to access.
Myrtiotissa is the most well-known naturist beach of Corfu. It is a long stretch of sand right next to Glyfada beach and the road to go is quite rough.
The only official naturist beach on Rhodes is 3 km to the south of Faliraki village. You have to pass through rough roads to go there. The beach is 100% nude and is visited by people with their families with young children. Most visitors are German, Austrian and British.
Crete beaches are very popular in summer and only a few of them are suitable for nudism. Palaiochora, 75km from Chania town, is very quiet. There is sand on some areas and pebbles on others. However, in high seasons, there aren't many nudists. Filaki beach, to the south coast of Crete, is the most-naturist friendly beach of the island and relatively easy to access. Another naturist beach is Plakias beach, a long bay in front of Plakias village, 40 km to the south of Rethymno. The close by Damnoni and Mikro Ammoudi beaches also offer enough places to get naked.
Paradise beach, approximately 25km from Thassos town, is easily accessible by car. Naturists usually go to the left side of the beach, which is generally quiet and remote in the morning.
The naturist beach of Samos is Tsamadou beach, 12 km from Samos town. The nudist section of the beach has large pebbles, which makes it difficult to get into the sea. Moreover, Tsamadou beach is often affected by strong winds and has large waves.
Other naturist beaches
Just be aware that over the last years, few of the following beaches have been organized with umbrellas and sun beds and therefore nudity is not that accepted as in the past.
- Athens: Limanakia beach, Legrena beach
- Agistri: Chalikiada beach
- Halkidiki: Kalamitsi, Fantasy beach, Kavourotrypes
- Peloponnese: Zacharo beach
- Skiathos: Abelakia
- Skopelos: Hovolo, Panormos, Velanio
- Alonissos: Vithisma, Marpounta, Mikros Mourtias
- Samos: Tsavou beach
- Antiparos: Theologiannis, Levadia, Soros
- Santorini: Koloumbo, Vlychada
- Amorgos: Agia Anna
- Anafi: Megalos Roukounas, Katsouni, Caletta
- Koufonissia: Pori, Finikas, Fanos
- Folegandros: Katergo, Agios Nikolaos
- Schinoussa: Liolou beach, Gerolimnionas
- Kalymnos: Telendos islet
- Simi: Nos beach, Agios Vasilios
- Astypalea: Tzanaki beach
- Samothraki: Pachia Ammos beach
- Rhodes: Glyfada, Kallithea, Glistra
- Ikaria: Nas beach
- Lefkada: Kathisma, Milos
Check also Captain Barefoot Naturist index for more info about naturism in Greece.