Our Favorite Nudist Beaches in Greece

Melina Thalassinou
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Key Takeaways

  • Many nudist beaches in Greece are located in picturesque and unspoiled natural settings, offering stunning landscapes and crystal-clear waters
  • They are typically secluded, providing a sense of privacy and tranquility away from crowds and tourist hotspots.
  • Nudist beaches often foster a sense of community and camaraderie among visitors, creating opportunities for socializing and making new friends.
  • Remember that nudism is a personal choice, and it's important to respect the rules and guidelines of each nudist beach and the comfort levels of other visitors.

If you've gone skinny-dipping, then you know what the ultimate sense of freedom feels like. If not, it’s time for you to do so at no other place than Greece! Here is our favorite nudist beach in Greece for you to go swimming wearing only your birthday suit.

The truth is that there are many who hesitate and are embarrassed to go nude. A swim without a swimsuit, however, is able to convince them otherwise. Especially if they take a look at some of the fantastic beaches in Greece, where clothes are unnecessary.  

It’s 2022 and body shaming and nudity taboos are so out of fashion. Dare to swim just how your mama made you and appreciate the refreshing, crystal-clear Greek sea on your skin!

Super Paradise, Mykonos

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It is one of the few nudist beaches where those who do not part with their swimsuits and those who enjoy swimming in the sea wearing only their sunscreen can coexist harmoniously. 

Although it does not need introductions, being one of the most popular beaches in Greece and the whole world, the loud Super Paradise awakens the mood for a crazy party. It is located on the south side of the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos and borders the beaches of Paradise and Platis Gialos.

Paraga, Mykonos

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Staying on the same island, Paraga is also one of the most famous beaches of Mykonos. However, it has a secret that is difficult to know if we have not visited the island of winds before.

The beautiful beach is divided in two, where the central part is frequented by families with children, while only the secluded part on the right is a nudist hangout

As a result, it is perfect if you want to go with people who are not that keen on swimming nude. This way, you can both have what you want with a view of the striking Aegean sea

Faliraki, Rhodes

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Faliraki of Rhodes is known not only by the hordes of the British who flood the area in summer but also by the nudist beach which introduces itself with an official sign.

The characteristic of this beach in Rhodes is that it is very well organized offering all the amenities, such as sunbeds, umbrellas, a canteen, and everything else you could ask for from an organized beach.  

The beach is truly wonderful but as with most beaches in the most popular Greek islands, it might get overcrowded during the high-season months. 

Little Banana, Skiathos

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Please keep in mind out of the gutter and try to keep all the inuendos in your head to a minimum. Yes, it is a rather funny name for a nudist beach, but it is downright gorgeous and worth every giggle.

This area occupies three bays in the area of Skiathos, with the best known being Mikri Banana which is the smallest bay and is considered by many to be the best and most famous nudist beach in Greece

Access to the beach requires a 10-15 minute walk, but once you get there, you will see in front of you the paradise of nudists everywhere on the planet, with crystal clear waters and fine sand.

Velanio, Skopelos

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Velanio beach is one of the most famous beaches of Skopelos. Its location is close to the popular Stafilos beach and in fact, it joins the beach of Stafilos with a small path. It is in a way one beach after the other, but they are separate shores.

It will be a pity for someone to reach Stafyllos and not follow the path to Velanio. There you will come across green waters offered for exploration with a mask. The beach of Velanio is the perfect balance between an organized and an unorganized beach.  

When you get to the beach, you will find yourself in front of a beautiful landscape that combines the clear waters of the sea with the green nature that embraces it. In the middle of the beach, there is a beach bar, on the right and left of it sunbeds and space to set up one's umbrella. At the beginning of the beach, various variations of water sports are available for anyone interested. This beach is truly a gem of Skopelos!

Plaka beach, Naxos

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Next to the beach of Maranga, with the organized camping, Plaka is one of the most beautiful beaches of Naxos - which are anything but a few. 

Plaka beach is sandy, with deep waters, and organized for the most part. It gathers on its left edge, as one looks at the sea, nudists in the vast majority - in relation to swimmers. So this is where you should go if you want to throw your bathing suit into the wind and swim nude.  

Access to the beach is not difficult at all, since the dirt road that leads to the beach is extremely passable, while to reach its nudist section all you have to do is walk by the sea.

Red Sand, Matala, Crete

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Red Sand -or ‘Kokkini Ammos’ in Greek- is located 68 km southwest of Heraklion, just 800m south of the famous Matala, one of the top beaches in Crete

The beauty of the beach becomes visible from above, with the emerald waters shimmering from the sunlight and the crimson sand from the rocks of the area justifying its name.

The sign informs you that this is a nudist beach, while a canteen on the beach reassures you that you will not be thirsty or hungry.

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The rocks will enchant you with the shades they get depending on the time of day and the light, which makes them sparkle. The waters are crystal clear, reminiscent of exotic beaches, and after a little nirvana under the hot sun or a cool, enjoyable swim, you should not miss a little exploring the area, especially along the beach. 

The reputation of Kokkini Ammos has long surpassed the borders of Crete and Greece, as it is included in the list of the best nudist beaches in the world. The comments of the visitors are resounding, justifying the reputation of the beach that is perpetuated by the visitors, who follow the paths that were first outlined by the "hippies" in the '60s.

Ai Giannis, Gavdos

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In Gavdos everything is more relaxed. You can do nudism on any beach, but the most famous is that of Ai Giannis, which is located in the northern part of the island. 

The beach has fine golden sand with dunes and cedars and there is no human intervention, despite the fact that every summer a large number of campers arrive there. 

The area got its name from the church of Agios Ioannis, which is located above the beach and can be reached by a path.

Plakias Beach, Crete

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With white sand, crystal clear, icy waters, and incredible natural beauty, Plakias beach in Crete is a sight to behold.

The beach is not organized, but there is a canteen, from which you can get umbrellas. At the eastern end, there is a passage that connects Plakias with Klesidi beach, which you can go to by swimming. 

Plakias beach, which is located under rocks, is in one of the best spots on the island and is among the ten best beaches in the world for nudists.

Tsamadou, Samos

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From the port of Samos, follow the coastal road northwest for the next 12 km. You meet a tavern with parking. Park somewhere there, and on foot, follow the path you reach a snack bar, from where the nudist beach begins. Sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, and chemical toilets are provided.

The small beach of Tsamadou is about 400 meters long with pebbles. It is located at a distance of about 12.5 kilometers northwest of the capital. It may not have very deep waters, but they are very clear and the beach is unprotected from the north winds that raise big waves when they blow. 

The beach is located just outside the ring road of the north coast of the island that connects Samos and Karlovasi shortly after Kokkari. 

For years now it has become the hangout of many bathers who like to swim completely free, without swimsuits.

Chiliadou, Evoia

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In the past, Chiliadou was a base for pirates, but today, it is a base for free campers and nudists. 

It is a large beach on the side that overlooks the crystal clear waters of the Aegean at the foot of Mount Dirfi, which in summer is full of people and groups of adventure-seekers, in particular. Nudists prefer its northern tip, while the more athletic types prefer rock climbing around it.

The endless beach of Chiliadou is the most famous in Evoia and is suitable for all tastes, as it is conceivably divided into three parts, with the latter being the one addressed to nudists. 

It is an attraction for many Greeks and foreign visitors. Because it is one of the busiest nudist beaches in Greece, it would be good to go early to find the right place for you.

Kedros, Donousa

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Perhaps the most famous beach of Donoussa, which is also an attraction for many nudists.

At the back, you will find travelers enjoying free camping, while in front, there is a small beach bar for the essentials. 

A short distance from the shore, in the middle of the bay and at a depth of only four meters, there is a black trunk is what is left of the reefs of a German ship, which sank in World War II.  

Kedros is an ideal place for diving and exploration. Near Kedros beach, there is the beautiful Livadi beach, also for nudists, that is, however, mainly accessible by boat.

Myrtiotissa, Corfu 

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Myrtiotissa beach in Corfu is located in a secluded area on the west coast of the island, between the villages of Pelekas and Vatos

It borders the beach of Glyfada, but both are separated by high cliffs. You can access the beach by car or bicycle on a dirt road. 

If you are coming from the capital, you should follow the signs for Pelekas and Glyfada, and 2-3 km before you reach them, there are some signs for Myrtiotissa, which will guide you on the road.

The beach is unique and you can hardly find one that looks like it. The route to the beach is very difficult with a steep slope, but at the same time enjoyable as you can understand the wild beauty of the landscape with the crystal clear waters seeing it from above.  

Please note that if you do not exercise nudism, you will feel uncomfortable, while if you are not a fan of adventure, you will suffer.

Camping beach, Antiparos

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Those who have passed by the campsite of Antiparos and have taken a dip in its beach will have noticed that nudism is not only allowed, but preferred. 

In fact, it takes place on one of the most pleasant beaches of the island, which is not so famous for the beautiful sandy beaches, as for the fun it offers.

The nudist beach is located in a relatively isolated location, and it is a sandy beach with crystal clear and shallow waters, which also has pebbles. 

It is located within a ten-minute walk from the port of Antiparos.

Gypsoi Afiarti, Karpathos

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At the request of the Afiartis Development Association, Gypsoi Afiartis beach is the official nudist beach in Karpathos

It is accessible on foot, not exploited by any individual, and is extremely secluded and quiet, in a location surrounded by mountains. So if you find yourself on the distant Karpathos island and you don’t want tan lines on your body, this beach is the most suitable for you.

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The sensation of water on the naked body does not compare to anything. Nudism is often misunderstood, with many believing that it only suits campers, alternative types, "free spirits" and people who follow a certain philosophy and way of life. 

However, swimming without a swimsuit is not a privilege of any social group, nor do you need to have special characteristics to do so. In Greece, there are many beaches where you can experience nudism for the first or the umpteenth time.

Hidden beaches of incomparable beauty will cool you down and offer you the best memories this summer. You can discover them and much more by browsing our Greece tours or Greece vacation packages. We promise you'll never look back!

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