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Naked beaches in Greece

Beaches Greece / August 10, 2019

Naturism lovers and nudists seeking nudist beaches want to feel free and natural in a secure and secluded environment but there are no official nude beaches on the Greek Island of Crete although discreet naturism is tolerated. Most of the beaches on Crete you could say are topless beaches.

Many women choose to go topless when sunbathing on even the most popular and sometimes crowded beaches of the Greek Islands. And Crete is no exception. This partial nudity is rarely given a second glance and is commonplace and accepted.

You’ll not find official nudist beaches nor signposted or reserved areas for nudists on the island of Crete. However on the less popular and less populated beaches you may be able to practice naturism.

What do Nudists and Naturists demand from their most nudist beaches in Crete…?

Warm Clean Waters

Safe, clean and warm waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling!

Beautiful Scenery

Exotic palm forest, rocky cove, mountain backdrop or endless golden sands!


A free beach with an “away from the textiles” feel!


A natural beach to feel naturally you. To relax and enjoy perfect paradise!

The best news is that we’ve found the most welcoming naturist beaches here in Crete!

Our best Nudist Beaches guide...

Nudist Beaches

Sougia Beach

Sougia is located on the south coast of Crete and is a charming little fishing village. Unspoilt and very laid back it is the prefect setting for peaceful holidays. Although not officially a nudist beach, Sougia Beach tolerates discreet naturists. Naturists tend to use the far end of the lovely long beach which is over 1km long and is quite pebbly in places. The beach at Sougia, like all Crete south coast resorts has the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea lapping its shores. Mostly unshaded and without many sun beds and parasols for hire the beach has a natural feel to it.

Falassarna Beach

Falassarna beach is one of the best beaches in Greece. It can be found 60 kilometres west of Chania on the north west coast. It has soft golden sands and incredible clean and shallow waters. The beach is rocky at its northern end, but sandy to the south.

It is a perfect beach for naturists as there are sand dunes for discreet nude sunbathing. It is truly a heavenly and peaceful place with astonishing sunsets that are pure magic. A few umbrellas and sun beds can be rented on one of the top Greek Island nudist beaches.

The nearest village to is Falassarna Beach is Platanos.

Sweetwater Beach

Sweetwater Beach (Glyka Nera) is as delightful as it sounds, with very clear and fresh sweet water springs nearby. Located on the south coast of the region of Chania, this pretty beach is one of the best beaches for naturists. It's a perfect place for nude sunbathing and swimming. It has pebbles with a small kantina where you can have a cool drink, something to eat and rent an umbrella for protection from the sun. This beach is perhaps the most popular nudist beaches in Crete

This wonderful and quiet beach is located between Sfakia and Loutro.

Frangokastello Beach

Located on the south coast of the region of Chania there are three different beaches in the same area of Frangokastello. In addition to the pebbly beach to the west and the family friendly beach in front of the castle, there is the "Orthi Ammos" sandy beach. This beach you can find just a ten-minute stroll east of the castle. This is considered one of the best beaches in Crete. It is a quite stunning with big sand-dunes and crystal clear water. The far eastern part of this long beach is a naturism beach.

Frangokastello is the nearest village.

Plakias Beach

Plakias beach is located on the Southern coast in the tourist resort of the same name. It lies 40 kilometres south of Rethymno. This beach is just a beautiful example of a vibrant beach offering soft sand, clean waters, and all the facilities to make an enjoyable beach experience.

Sun beds, umbrellas, various water sports including diving excursions and diving lessons are offered. Sea front tavernas and beach bars line the beach, meeting the needs of hungry and thirsty visitors. The eastern part of the beach is kept for nudists and naturists.

The nearest village to Plakias Beach is Plakias.

Preveli Beach

The beach of Preveli known as Finikas (Phoenix) is found on the southern coast of Crete. It is the most famous and idyllic beach of the Rethymno region. Reminiscent of an exotic lagoon, the beach is an oasis of palm trees with crystalline turquoise waters and fine soft sand. Hippies in the early 1970’s, (maybe wearing flowers in the hair!) found their way to this little piece of paradise and set up camp here. They made huts from the leaves of the palm trees, a practice that went on until the end of the 1980's.