The best nudist beaches in Greece -our top 10

Are you searching for the best nudist beaches in Greece? Look no further than our list of the top 10 beaches for naturists! From secluded strips of sand to super-popular nudist beaches and everything in between, we have gathered the best beaches for skinny dipping. To discover them, scroll down!


Read also: The best beaches in Greece, The best beaches in Naxos, The best beaches in Paros


The top 5 most popular nudist beaches in Greece


Beach Location Highlights

Red Sand Beach

Matala, Crete

  • Wild landscape, a hippies’ favorite, steep rocks, clean waters

Super Paradise Beach


  • Gay-friendly, beach parties, cosmopolitan, facilities



  • Paradisiacal, busy, natural beauty, hiking



  • Wild natural landscape, unspoiled natural beauty, clean waters

Faliraki (Mantomata)


  • Beautiful natural setting, organised, tavern, gay-friendly


The best nudist beaches in Greece


Red Sand Beach, Matala, Crete


Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos to the locals) is one of the best nudist beaches in Greece. A former hippies’ favorite, this secluded sandy beach has a retro charm and a wild landscape that will seduce you! Red Sand Beach is sometimes battered by the strong western winds that blow in the area, but it is worth a visit anyway. The reddish sand, the crystal-clear turquoise waters, and the steep rocks that border the beach create a unique setting that will make you feel connected with nature. This beach has some umbrellas and a canteen that is not always open. Other than that, it isn’t organized, nor does it have any facilities.


Plaka Beach, Naxos


Plaka is hands down the most popular beach in Naxos, as well as the longest one! Stretching for 4 km, this endless stretch of sand comprises some organized and some totally unspoiled parts. It is lined with many hotels, restaurants, bars, and taverns and has umbrellas and sun loungers for rent. One of the most beautiful features of this beach is the dunes that frame it -they give an exotic feel to Plaka and complement its unique natural beauty. Thanks to its length, there’s plenty of space for everyone in Plaka, from families to naturists that occupy the left part of the beach.


Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos


This is one of the most iconic beaches in Mykonos. Particularly popular with the gay community, Super Paradise is usually crowded, and there’s always a party going on. Although Super Paradise is a small beach, it is covered with umbrellas and sun loungers and has water sports facilities. Super Paradise beach is a good option for nudists and non-nudists. Next to Super Paradise lies Paradise beach, which is also very good for nudists.

Velanio Beach, Skopelos

One of the best beaches in Skopelos and the only ‘official’ nudist beach on the island, Velanio beach boasts a paradisiacal setting, as it is surrounded by vegetation-cloaked cliffs and is carpeted with white pebbles. The sense of freedom you feel on Velanio Beach is incomparable! To get to Velanio beach, you need to cross the neighboring Stafylos, another beautiful beach on Skopelos island. There is a beach bar on the beach, but it’s better to have water, some snacks, and an umbrella with you.


Plakias Beach, Crete


Standing out for its pristine white sand, crystal-clear waters, and unspoiled natural beauty, Plakias beach is arguably one of the best nudist beaches in Greece and in the world! It is also one of the most easily-accessible nudist beaches in the country. The biggest part of the beach is organized with umbrellas and sunbeds for hire, while there are also some canteens, watersports facilities, and beach volleyball courts. Thanks to its length, Plakias has room for everyone, so you can easily find the perfect spot for you, either at the organized part of the beach or under the cliffs.


Hiliadou Beach, Evia


A former pirate den, Hiliadou beach in Evia is one of the busiest nudist beaches in Greece! This paradisiacal beach lies at the foot of Mount Dirfi and is carpeted with a mix of sand and pebbles. The northern part of the beach, which is separated from the rest of the shore by a rock, is very popular with naturists. Besides nudists, this beach attracts many nature lovers, who go there to climb up the rocks and hike along the steep paths behind Hiliadou.

Myrtiotissa, Corfu

A super-famous nudist beach since the 80s, Myrtiotissa is the ultimate place to go for skinny dipping in Corfu! Mirtiotissa beach lies in a secluded area right next to the cosmopolitan Glyfada beach, on the island’s west coast. The first ‘official’ nudist beach in Corfu, Myrtiotissa stands out for its wild landscape, unspoiled natural beauty, and clean waters. It is unorganized, meaning there aren’t any bars, hotels, or restaurants on the beach, so we highly recommend that you bring with you everything you’re going to need during the day!


Faliraki, Rhodes


Faliraki is one of the most popular and well-organized beaches on Rhodes island! Behind the beach lies a plethora of luxurious hotels, restaurants, beach bars, taverns, and shops that attract hordes of travelers every summer, making Faliraki a particularly busy beach. Faliraki beach is carpeted with a mix of golden sand and pebbles and is surrounded by vegetation-cloaked rocks. A small part of the beach, which is called Mantomata, is occupied by nudists and is gay-friendly. At Mantomata, you’ll find a tavern, as well as umbrellas and loungers for hire.


Lageri, Paros


The exotic Lageri beach is one of the best nudist and gay-friendly beaches in Paros! Tucked away in a secluded area between Naoussa and Santa Maria beach, this beach may not be easy to find, but it is arguably worth a visit! Lageri boasts an unspoiled natural beauty: it has crystal clear waters and is surrounded by dunes and cedar trees, which give it a tropical feel! Keep in mind that Lageri beach doesn’t have any facilities, so we recommend that you bring with you an umbrella, water, and some snacks!


Paraga, Mykonos


You may already know that Paraga is one of the most popular and cosmopolitan beaches in Mykonos, but did you know that it is also one of the best nudist beaches in Greece? Paraga beach is divided into two parts: the central part is for families and the right part is for nudists. The truth is that, due to its popularity, this beach is not the most private one. However, many people go there for skinny dipping or nude sunbathing, especially in the low season, when Paraga is not crowded!

FAQs about beaches in Greece

Although Greece is full of fantastic beaches and coasts, the areas where you can find a great number of amazing beaches are Crete, the Peloponesse, Halkidiki, and the Ionian islands.
The Greek islands that are famed for their beaches are Crete, Lefkada, Paros, Naxos, Paxos, Corfu, and Rhodes, among others.
Summer seems to be the best season to visit Greece, but it’s not the only option. Although in summer the weather is hot, the sun shines, and the water is warm enough for swimming, It’s also the most crowded season in Greece. To skip the excessive crowds and enjoy the good weather, opt for late spring (May), early summer (June), and early fall (September). But, if you want total isolation and peace, your best bet lies in early spring and late fall.
Yes, Greece has many white sand beaches! Some of the best ones are Voidokilia in Messinia, Balos in Crete, Myrtos in Kefalonia, Koukounaries in Skiathos, and Simos in Elafonisos.
Some of the best sandy beaches in Greece are Mylopotas (Ios), Elafonisi (Crete), Plaka (Naxos), Simos (Elafonissos), Balos (Crete), and Golden Beach (Paros).
Swimming in Greece is safe for the most part. However, for your own safety, you need to follow some general safety rules, like not drinking alcohol or eating a heavy meal before swimming and swimming parallel to the shoreline. As for sharks, they are rare and harmless most of the time, but you should be aware of the scorpionfish and jellyfish, which are much more frequent.

To sum up…

Sandy, pebbly, secluded, unspoiled, organized, cosmopolitan, gay-friendly… Nudist beaches in Greece come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. From the endless sandy Plaka beach in Paros to the busy Super Paradise in Mykonos and the super-popular Hiliadou in Evia, there’s a wide selection of beaches for naturists in Greece!

What are your favorite nudist beaches in Greece? Write your answers and suggestions below!

Velanio Beach, Skopelos

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