Greeks may appear conventional, however they are the descendants of those who celebrated the body beautiful. Beyond appreciation of the human form, the ancients also believed that hospitality was sanctioned by Zeus himself. Add the two together and you get three naturist resorts among the best in Europe.
Vritomartis, South Crete
The family-owned nudist hotel, open to nudists since the 1980s, is considered one of the best naturist resorts in Europe. Guests are left to feel like Adam and Eve as they stroll through the extensive gardens, and they even organize nudist weddings. Two private nudists beaches are connected to the hotel and it is rare to meet anyone with clothes… but you can leave your hat on!
There are separate pools for adults and children and numerous activities that one would expect to enjoy at a resort.
| Chora Sfakion, South of Crete. Telephone + 30 28250 91112
Created in 2006 by a UK couple — Mark and Samantha — who are into the naturist lifestyle, the resort was quick to grow in popularity among those who embrace a bare-all lifestyle. Nudist luxury catamaran trips around the Ionian islands are also offered. The resort is private with just 12 rooms that offer basic amenities.
| Klismata, Kefalonia. Telephone + 30 2671 069785
Panorama, Zakynthos (Zante)
The resort, on the southern tip of Zakynthos, is run by a local family. The family that owns it is very friendly and guests feel like part of the family. Traditional Greek food is one of the highlights.
| Porto Roma, Vassilikos, Zante. Telephone + 30 2695 035055