Reordered anticlockwise from NW round via S to NE

Gulf of Corinth


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This is a lovely and pretty secluded beach, located between Kato Rodini and Poco-Poco beach bar in Achaia. To reach the beach take the old national road connecting Aegion to Patras towards Patras. Almost a kilometre after Poco-Poco intersection, right before Kato Rodini, there is an old orange bus stop kiosk on the right side of the road. At the bus stop take a sharp right and drive downhill. As soon as you reach the lower level (construction of new train tracks), park your car and look for the little path that leads down to the beach. This is a great adults-only beach for nudism and topless sunbathing. Mostly couples and groups and much fewer singles frequent the beach. Lovely, clear waters. Most importantly very safe especially for ladies tanning alone topless or in the nude. Very friendly atmosphere, seems that many people know each other.

Ionian Coast

Rio / Rion

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Rio is 7 Km N from Patras. The beach is after the Porto Rio Hotel. You're passing Porto Rio's beach (on foot and direction to Patras) and after the bushes there is the beach that you can swim nude.
[Can anyone spot the bushes? Perhaps these directions pre-date the bridge… See the map for a possibility worth investigation.]

Kalogria (Madona)

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As you arrive at Kalogria facing the sea, on your right hand there is a small hill. You pass the hill and there is a wonderful sandy beach where you can swim nude. It's name is Madona, probably because of a graffito on the wall of the ruins that kind of mark the beginning of the path that leads to the beach. Though the path is not a difficult one, it is slippery and one should be careful. It is a very nice beach which is mostly occupied by gay males. Sometimes there are clothed couples or families, and rarely mixed nudist couples. The beach is quiet and idyllic, away from the noisy music at the main beach, and the sea bed is fine sand with a very gentle slope.
A visit in June 2009 found the path appropriate only for those very fit.

Kalogria (S part)

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The southern part of Kalogria beach offers the most opportunities to enjoy nature. The naturist section begins a few hundred metres' walk away from the parking space ("A" on the map above). The beach is very long and has space for everyone. Even during weekends you can be completely alone, provided that you are willing to walk a bit longer. There are no facilities at the beach, so provide for yourself. On the back of the beach there are sand dunes and a wonderful pine-tree forest which you can explore nude. The sand is fine and the water is clean, though there is some litter washed up by the sea from time to time. If it wasn't for this, it'd be a five star naturist beach.

Summer 2012, less people than in previous years, mostly men, occasional couples and single women and families. The dunes behind the beach are wonderful but are mostly used as a "cruising" area. The occasional old "gawker" appears on a regular basis, but doesn't bother you if you ignore him.

Zaxaro (Zacharo)

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Zaxaro beach

There is a beach at the Thermae of Kaiafa on the west side of Peloponnisos, 5 minutes from Zaxaro. It is an enormous sandy beach just in front of the railway station of Kaiafa. There is a small forest on the beach where free camping is practised. The beach is so long that it can never be crowded. Anyone who wants to practise nudism will surely find a place to do so, especially on the left side as you face the sea. The day my contributor was on the beach (August 2002) there were 6 people, all nude, at a distance of about 100 metres.

August 2017: Typically not a nudist beach but so long beach that it can never be crowded. The left side of the beach, as you face the sea, is more promising for nudism. During the day of my visit, 2-3 people were naked there about 300m far from the Kaiafa railway station.

Kalo Nero

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On the west coast of the Peloponnese, some kilometres north of Kyparissia, there is the village called Kalo Nero (= beautiful water), with an immense and large sandy beach on the south and the north. From about 2 km on the north of the last houses the beach is nearly deserted for distance of more than 5 km. Even on Sundays in August there were not more than 20 persons on this immense beach, that is ideal for nude bathing and walking. No sun loungers, parasols, tavernas or anything like that. My contributors enjoyed it a lot and will come back!

The situation in end-July 2011 was practically the same. Very few people, even on Sundays. One was able to walk around naked on the beach or at the small pine forest, that backs the beach, for 3-4 Km.

One other point about Kalo Nero Beach is that it has been noted by the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece as a nesting site. This requires of those who visit the beach a considerable degree of responsibility. In particular, any nests should not be disturbed, any turtles should not be "assisted" to the sea (it is essential to their development that they find their own way) and the beach should not be visited at night.

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Messinian Turtle beaches
Please note that all the beaches in Messinia are used as nesting beaches by the Loggerhead Turtles. They nest between May and June and hatch later in the summer. If you see a dip in the soft sand please avoid it. The locals will mark the nests by putting bamboo canes around the dip so that you can see where it is and avoid sitting or digging there. You will sometimes see the tracks of the mum where she walked up the beach, laid her eggs and then walked down the beach again to the sea. Later in the summer you will sometimes see several tiny tracks left by the hatchlings as they make their way to the water.



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My correspondent, who visited in June/July 1998, says Romanou is a village north of Pilos on the Peloponnese. The beach is easy to find. Just drive into the village, follow the sign to the beach. Near the sea there is on your left hand a parking place, keep on riding. Follow the sand road as far as you can. At the end of the road you find a beautiful long beach. The beach is visited mainly by Greek men. There is some cruising of gays in the dunes behind the beach.

Another Barefooter, visiting in late April 2010, reports that, perhaps because of the last sentence, an environmental catastrophe has been perpetrated on this beach. From end to end the vegetation on the dunes has been flailled and the whole mixture of sand and fibres regraded by excavator, so that until it (re)consolidates, it is even difficult to walk on it (especially barefoot!). Only one incongruously small patch of bamboo has escaped out of what must be a good number of hectares so treated. A large development on the north side of the river must be blamed for this. So, don't go there until things have settled down a bit.
Instead head south from the little horseshoe rowing-boat harbour (you will have to leave your vehicle there) to the next bay, which is almost as large, with high dunes at the back and a modest formation of palm sunshades below the trees that you come to first. When I asked one of the men putting out the loungers about nudists, he said "Yes, nudists" and smiled… There are other delightful, smaller bays beyond, past Petrochori (a very minor hamlet), with offshore rocks to keep the swell down, but at the time of visiting there was no-one there…

We visited Romanos in June 2011. There are no signs of dug-up areas now and the beach near the southern end still had naturists dotted about, there were no textiles and not many people on the beach as it was a windy day. The new resort, Navarino Dunes, a bit further along the beach, fronts onto the beach but the guests tend to stay near the resort. If you park at the Northern end of the beach near the village of Rikia, you can walk south down the beach and go naked except probably in August. As mentioned by another contributor, there are various bays to the south where you can usually go naked, sometimes you have to park your car by the road and just head across the farmland to find your bit of beach.

We visited Romanos in August 2015. Great beach, central part occupied by Navarino Dunes' guests, southern and northern parts almost deserted even in August and great for nude sunbathing and swimming.

romanos.JPG Romanos beach 2011


Voidokoilia beach has an awe-inspiring symmetry behind the breached cliffs

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According to the Gialova tourist leaflet this beach was voted by the New York Times as one of the world's 10 best beaches. On two visits in April 2010 there was a very relaxed air with both textile and naked sunners - the former predominate. Definitely worth the difficulty in finding your route to get to it, but at least it can be seen from afar, as the gap in the range of coastal hills. It is backed by a big lagoon of murky water which is also a good landmark. There are more plants, birdlife and archaeology than you can shake a stick at. Zero facilities unless you count the carpark near the north end. The aerial view shows what seems to be a secret beach within the northern headland cliffs - see below for a later assessment.

From a visit during a weekday in late May 2010: 2 - 3 nude couples on the southern side of the beach.

From a visit during a three-days holiday of the Holy Spirit which can be pretty crowdy in Greece in mid-June 2011: 4 nude couples on the southern side of the beach (not on the far end of the beach near the cliff). Once one couple got undressed then the other 3 couples followed.

The beach is wonderful, the sand is nice and the water clean but no possibility for nudism even at the end of the beach - completely textile (July 2014). A heavily overcrowded beach with lots of families since it became so much known. The beach was also completely textile in July 2015.
We visited in August 2015. Completely textile, no possibility for naturism.

This beach is known to be one of the most beautiful in Greece and indeed it is quite stunning. For this reason it can be quite popular, particularly in high season when opportunities for naturism are less likely. As we live nearby at Fig Leaf Villas, our small naturist holiday resort, we visit this beach quite often. There is more opportunity at the southern end of the beach, away from the car park. This can be accessed by driving around the northern end of Navarino Bay as far as the beach road goes. Park at the car park at the end and follow a good flat path that skirts the lagoon, a protected nature area with the only colony of chameleons in Europe (you never see them though, because they’re good at what they do…). The walk is about 20 minutes, then you cross the dunes and will see Voidokoilia ahead of you.

Secret Beach (Glossa)

little%20gem%20doc.JPG Little Gem or Glossa beach

However, the best naturist beach to use here is the one spotted on the map by another contributor - we call it ‘Little Gem’ because it really is a little gem - an amazing beach geologically too. You park at the main car park at the north end of Voidokilia, on your way to the beach you will see a sign and a path on your right to an ancient Tholos Tomb. Take this path up to the headland. The path splits going left to the tomb and right towards ‘Little Gem’ beach. Follow the path as it drops down to the beach, there are a few steps at the bottom to help with the climb (about 10 minutes from the car park). The beach is amazing geologically, sandy with rocky surrounds and just a small entrance to the sea (it looks narrow enough to jump across). Definitely a nudist beach, very lovely. July 2013 - A sign "Glossa Beach" lead us to this lovely beach, with some permanent campers there. All nude. During the day some textile-people found their way to this beach. No big deal. Very relaxed atmosphere.

Glossa as described there is not exactly a nudist beach. Maybe nudist although only 2-3 single men were there (July 2014). But this is not a beach. Avoid.

Visited this beach in May 2014 - it's a lovely little cove, with plenty of shade for those who don't like sitting in the full sun. My wife sat in the shade of the cliffs while I swam in the cove and then sunbathed on the beach. A bit rocky underfoot getting into the water, but a path has been cleared to get in for a swim. Textiles on the beach when we arrived but no-one seemed to have any issues with nudity.

We visited in August 2015. Not an hidden beach, there's a clear sign for the beach when coming to Voidokilia. 10 minutes walkin', quite easy with shoes. A few men camping on the beach trying to socialize with everyone, two couples nude, some people coming and going for curiosity. In our opinion not the best choice in Messinia.

We (Dutch family of 4) visited Glossa beach on Easter Sunday 2016. Beside us only a young Greek couple who camped out, an older Greek gentleman, another couple and a topless couple were there. Very quiet. Real naturist beach.

Divari & Bouka

aka Golden Beach. Close south of Voidokoilia (to which there is a well-trodden path round the shore of the lagoon), these form the entire north shore of the Bay of Navarinon, with access from a tarmac, later dirt, road mostly within 50 metres of the shore behind small trees and evergreen bushes. There are many delineated parking nooks and a bigger carpark where there is a seasonal kantina. With more than 2 km of beach, there should be little difficulty in finding a spot for bathing au naturel but it probably gets extremely popular at all the usual times. The beaches are sand and the water shallow, with a small wreck to snorkel about. (April 2010)


UPDATE JULY 2017 (Nudists from everywhere please join this beach)

Divari beach is the greatest place to be - the best nude beach of the area, some people enjoy nude but others when they see non-naturists they stop and then get dressed. This is wrong!!! 7km of beach need to have 1 spot with 100% nude people! So please just 100 metres before the bridge on your left hand stay nude, if one practises nude swim then all will follow. It's so simple.
Every time I go there and stay naked more people stay naked and it works!


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There are three lovely beaches in Finikounda. The one on the Methoni side is the longest. There are three points of entry to the beach. My contributors visited in August 2002. They used the turning off the main road furthest away from Finikounda. They entered the beach and walked back towards the town. Here there was a stretch where there was always a group of nudists well spaced out on a great stretch of golden sand. Textiles walked by but were not intrusive. It was a very relaxed spot.


Other Barefooters visited during 2007. They found the beach quite easily but came in from Finikounda end, found it a long walk along the beach, which was made of very gritty sand and was hot in the heatwave. On arriving at the area we found three couples and a few gazebos, and lots of young Greeks walking up and down. But the wind spoiled their visit - they had a good run on the hot sand to retrieve their brolly. They felt they had been to better beaches.

We have been using this beach, the biggest one mentioned by other contributors, regularly since 2009 as have our guests at our nearby naturist resort Fig Leaf Villas. It is a very beautiful beach backed by sand dunes with wild thyme and other herbs and the beautiful, scented, white sea lilies in September. The area in the centre of the beach is regularly used by naturists. The best place to park to access this area is to pass Camping Ammos on your left on the main road (coming from the village), then you’ll spot 2 or 3 very large derelict unfinished buildings. Turn left down a dirt track just before these buildings, stay to the left and park at the end. Walk down the track and across the dunes. This part of the beach has fine sand and plenty of it, shelving into the crystal clear water here. The views from the beach are very pretty with headlands and islands. The beach can sometimes be breezy but most of the time it is calm and lovely. Some textiles walk past but this part of the beach has been naturist for very many years and everyone is quite comfortable with each other. A really fine beach, and the village is extremely pretty and good for meals, supermarkets, etc. In July 2015 a correspondent followed these directions and ended up in a mess of fly tipping and soft sand with a very steep climb up onto the dunes. Taking the right fork on the track might be better but we didn't risk it. The car park just beyond the supermarket as given below is a much better bet. If you pass the sign for the Paradise Resort you've gone too far. Great beach with sand, easy access to the water and a nice atmosphere in spite of clothed people walking past.

2014 update: The beach is still perfect for nudism. We have used it during the week and at weekends and enjoyed uninterrupted nudism. Usually 4-6 couples and a few single men - no problems though. If you don't want to park behind the dunes, there is a car park just a little further up (turn left after the supermarket when coming from Finikounta) - the nudist area is a 200m walk from here.

We visited in August 2015. Great for naturism. Probably our preferred beach on the Navarino coast.

Gulf of Messini

Zaga (Zanga) beach

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Zaga beach is the beach backing the little town of Koroni. It's a very long beach but not crowded at all. If you walk along the beach to the middle there are good opportunities to be nude. Barefooters who were there in June 2007 sunbathed and swam nude all the time. When they took off their swimsuits others did too. There were about five people more. No-one stared when they walked along the beach. Lovely sandy beach with trees for shade.

The beach now (2014) is completely textile and crowded.

In July 2015 Zaga beach close to the town was crowded and textile. We didn't investigate further along but the beach is very long and may be worth a try. The town is worth visiting anyway. If you go inside the old castle walls at the top of the town and follow the signs for "Gate B" you will find a promontory of undeveloped land to the East. On the North side of this promontory there is a beach which was deserted when we saw it. We didn't go down to it appeared that it would be possible to climb down without too much difficulty. But if you give it a go it will be at your own risk.

Caves Beach

(Paralia Spilies)

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This is a hidden gem, we call it Smuggler’s Cove but the locals call it ‘caves’ because of the sculpted rocks at the end of the beach. You park between the villages of Chrani and Kalamaki. On a U-bend near to Kalamaki you will see a large blue sign for Holiday Beach Camp site. Park under the olive trees there and walk up the road away from Kalamaki until you pass an ornate iron gate on your left on the corner depicting a turtle and children. Carry on for a few metres and you will see a gap on your left beside a bushy tree - the entrance to the path is after the tree. Follow the path through the field. You then have to climb down the rocks to get to the beach so wear good shoes and it is not suitable for the infirm, though the climb is quite easy for those of normal fitness. This delightful little beach with its beautiful view across to the Taygetos mountains, is a great little naturist beach and excellent for snorkelling. You will often find a few naturists here but it is a very quiet beach.

When we were driving past this area around noon on 5 July 2015 we saw a car parked under the olive trees and a couple walking on the road with beach gear. I hope they had more luck than we did finding this "hidden gem" a few days earlier. It was just too well hidden for us, I'm afraid. The figures on the gate with the turtle appear to be nude so it might be that the premises beyond the gate are or were a naturist resort. Entering through a gap in the fence we found the way down to the sea blocked by a gate. If there is a path through the bushes past the turtle gate then it has become completely overgrown.



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This is the main beach of Kalamaki village, not suitable for naturism in high summer but, by walking along the beach a bit, away from the car park you will be able to go naked in lower season. There are some holiday homes around the beach but they are seldom used. The beach is large and sandy with rocks and cliffs at the back. Access to the beach is a narrow lane next to a very beautiful wall with a stone sun set in the corner of the wall where it abuts the lane. The car park is on the beach. You return to the main road via a different track as it is a one way system.

Velikas Beach

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Just north of Petalidi a long stretch of sand that goes all the way to Kalamata starts. Various parts of this are suitable for naturism at any time. The first section is accessed via a lane near the taverna O Poulakos (o Poulos). This taverna is on the right about 2 Km outside of Petalidi on the road to Kalamata. Soon after the sharp left-hand bend at this restaurant you will see a turning to the right (not the turning right beside the taverna). Follow this, staying right, until it meets the beach. Park here and walk to your left. There is a stream a bit further along here and beyond it is the beach bar which can get a bit busy with non-textiles in high season when it is open, but you have quite a long quiet stretch of beach before that. The beach is mainly sandy with some small pebbles and a lovely view of the two ‘fingers’ of Messinia.

Another access point to this beach is near the village of Velika. Just before you enter the village coming from Petalidi you will see a large yellow bridge. Just before it is a little turning next to a tumbledown small building. Follow this track as it winds through farmland for another 2 Km. Shortly after a sharp right turn when you are near the beach you will see 2 or 3 large half-built buildings on the left. Turn left down a dirt track just before them and park at the back of the beach under the eucalyptus trees. This area is quite near the beach bar so, in high season, you will need to walk to your left for a while to get away from the textile sunbathers - we usually make our camp next to some reeds growing at the back of the beach. In lower seasons when the bar is shut we tend to walk just a little way down the beach away from the car park.

Nobody nude there (July 2014) - nudity impossible due to local people who were there. Try Finikounda beach.


near Kalamata

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A correspondent staying in Kalamata in early May 2010 found a definite shortage of nudist beaches in the district. However there is this short section of the coast within easy cycling distance to the southeast, which seems to have definite possibilities. It is just north of Mikri Mantinia, but the name for these coves was not found. From Kalamata take the main road south, then the right fork towards Kitries. In less than 3 km you come to the Akti Taygetos Hotel complex on both sides of the road. 100 metres beyond the end of their blue railings there is a pedestrian crossing at the foot of a road, called Odos Antheon. You can park there and go down steps (on both sides of the main road) into a ravine which gives access to the beach. If you go left you soon come to a bay about 100m long, beyond which there is the prominent concrete buttress for a house above (they don't seem to look). Beyond this is the wide open public beach of the village to the south (yes, tavernas) where nudity is rare, although sometimes possible. All the beaches are pebbles, gravelly near sea level, and sand after a few feet out, so comfortable for barefoot swimming. Further information as to the local name for these beaches would be welcome.

In the east side of the main beach of Kalamata, the Hotel Filoxenia exists with many umbrellas and sunbeds underneath. Following the beach to the east side towards the Taygetos mountain the beach is quite deserted where nudism may be practised. At the end of the beach if you pass some rocks there are some small beaches where nudists exist.
Easy access but litter on the beach. Three single men and a couple there (July 2017). Definitely not worth the visit - go elsewhere.
The coordinates are 37.016569, 22.151248


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Take the street from Agios Nikolaos and Agios Dimitrios to Trahila in the region called Exo Mani and pass [south] through the small village of Trahila. About half a km later you find on your right cliffs with dressed and naked bathers (50% to 50%). The water is very clean and nice but there is few space for taking sun.

On a visit in May 2010, there was no-one visible there and no apparent way down the cliffs, which are of a rather loose conglomerate rock and overhanging up to 20 feet in places. You need local knowledge and/or considerable determination to bathe here. Trahila itself is an excellent place; visitors are so rare (being at the end of the road), the locals will go to no end of trouble to make you welcome.

I think the directions above are wrong and the beach described is 1km south of Agios Dimitrios on the Trahila road. A short steep path leads down just past the last house on the right going south; easy to park at roadside. Singles, familes, textile and naked; no more than 20 people in early August 2011. No sand just rocks, good diving and tombstoning; part of beach is visible from road.

Gulf of Lakonia

Vathi Gythiou

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A very beautiful beach in Gythio 10 minutes SW of Mavrovouni beach. There is a camping site there named "Porto Ageranos". A report says that on the left of the camping site, as you arrive there is a river that goes into the sea and the possibility of free camping and nudism.
Unfortunately, a depressing report reaches the Captain. There are two camping sites: "Porto Ageranos" on the beach's southern end near the Hotel "Belle Hélène", and "Kronos" on the centre of the beach near the little river. "Porto Ageranos" is deserted, "Kronos" chaotic and quite dirty. North of the little river there is about 1 km for naked beach life. My contributors and their Greek and Italian friends (3 couples) frequented this beach once a year since 1994 in July. What they found in 2000 was the worst yet: a real dust-bin with hordes of free running dogs, voyeurs, men masturbating in the dunes and in the water, men coming close to you taking sun in a distance of 10 metres showing their erections. Once a lovely place, Vathi Gythiou is degenerated from year to year. The Captain deplores this kind of behaviour - it is not what naturism is about and gives ordinary naturists a bad name.

A visit in June 2009 found no improper behaviour in several visits. A shorter walk to the nudist area is possible by taking the left turn where a road approaches the central area: the left turn looks like the main road on the map, but not on the ground.

Report from a visit during a weekday in late May 2010. There were 3 naturist couples. Apparently the naturist part is towards the northern (left) end of the beach which is quite challenging to reach by car.

Mavrovouni beach

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A beautiful sandy beach, length 6 km, situated 3 km outside Gythio town, in southern Peloponnese, in Laconia the distance is 3 hours drive from Athens. There are 3 camping sites; "Meltemi", "Gythion Bay" and "Mani Beach". The beach is easily accessed. On its one end near the rocks it's completely isolated and reportedly ideal for nudism.
A visit in June 2009 found no part of the beach isolated, but a walk along the whole beach would probably have produced a spot where nudism was possible.

August 2017: During high season no part of the beach was isolated and no nudist section. Although, as the sunset comes, the beach gets empty, making the places far from the parasols promising for late evening or night nudism and swimming.

Nisos Elafonissos

This island properly belongs hereabouts in the Lakonian Gulf but is presently described in the Saronic section.


Gulf of Argolikos

Kodili beach

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This beach is outside (about 1 km) of a small port called Vivari. This port there is half way on the road from Drepano Nafplioy to Iria (about 10 km from Nafplion/Argolida). When you are in Vivari you can see a cape on the left side of the bay with a white chapel (probably Agios Nicolaos) on the tip of it. Close to this cape is the naturist beach. To reach it you follow the road along the coast in the direction of Iria. The road goes up and after about 3 kilometres on the highest point there is a turn-off. There is a sign with "Kodili beach" on it. By the way you have a magnificent view from here over the bay of Argos, peninsulae in front of it and the high mountains of the Peloponnese behind it. It is an asphalt road which goes down until the beach. The beach is in fact divided into two parts by a hill, of which the foot just touches the water. The road arrives on the right part, which is about 300m(?) wide. Here are two bars. The left part seems to me the part most suited for naturism. You must climb over rock for a few metres. It's a big beach but most of it is pebbly.

Another beach nearby is reported: (see on Google Maps). After 1 km from the turn to "Kodili" and before a small bridge, you can see, on your right, a village house with pine trees and rails around it. There you turn right on to small road with half-asphalt for the first 50 metres and then unsurfaced until the end (not so bad). At the end there is said to be a very big beach suitable for nudism. However there [is] much shingle both on the beach and for two metres while entering the water. The water is not clear. Once you have passed the shingle you can swim quite well although there are many rollers. Overall, my contributors do not think it is a really exciting beach. But you are quite alone: not more than a few couples.

Here are the above two beaches again in a more recent, amplified report:

From Nafplio, follow the main road east. The road is the one to Ligourio and Epidaurus, but the main signs say "Tolo" - the important thing is that it’s the main road out of Nafplio which isn't the one which goes north to Argos! (There are only two major roads out of Nafplio.) 2 miles/3km outside Nafplio take the right fork signed "Tolo", then 1.5 mile/2km later fork left for Drepano and Iria. Turn left (east) when you get to the T-junction in the middle of Drepano about 2.5 miles/3.5km further on. Another mile or so brings you to the little fishing village of Vivari. The road then climbs up the hillside (Taverna Exedra a few hundred metres out of the village has a wonderful set of outdoor tables perched on a platform built out from the cliff with a beautiful view of Vivari and its little gulf - recommended! - GPS waypoint N 37 32' 10", E 22 55' 24"), and starts winding round the contours. Go past "Lefka Beach Camping", and right at the top of the hill there's a shack and a right turn (GPS waypoint N 37 31' 59", E 22 56' 04"). You report this as an earth road, signed "Ag Nikolaos-Kandili", but it has now been tarmacked all the twisty way down to the beach, and is signed "Kodili" - we saw no mention of Agios Nikolaos.

Unfortunately, the cutting away of the hillside involved in producing a full-width roadbed meant there was a lot of stony debris in parts, giving one the choice of driving on the outside of the (unfenced) road or risking the underside and tyres (by now this problem might have eased). The road ends in the middle of the beach, by two large wooden structures which are presumably high-season bars, but were empty when we were there at the very beginning of June 2001. One can drive along the very good stony surface behind the beach proper to either end of the gently curving bay - around 500m total. The south-eastern end has a little rocky outcrop one can clamber over or wade round, giving access to another few hundred metres of beach. All the beach is a mixture of pebbles and coarse sand, with a fair bit of rock and stone underwater in some areas, particularly the stretch beyond the south-eastern end of the "car park". The day we visited was a Saturday, and there were quite a few people around, although certainly no crowds. But not one was naked. And while they were spaced out, particularly at either end, the spacing was never enough for one to be able to get into a large gap and strip comfortably. So we put on cozzies, had a very pleasant dip, and went elsewhere.

Instead of turning off to Kondili, we recommend staying on the road for another mile. As it flattens out, there are several houses on either side of the road, with pines and other trees. Just as you say, this is a hundred metres before a bridge, and there's a part-tarmac dirt track off to your right along the boundary wall for the first house on the right - there was a 'P' painted in red on the stone corner of this wall when we were there (GPS waypoint of turn-off N 37 31' 41", E 22 57' 23"). Our advice is not to follow the track all the way. After about 100m, take a left turn by a large eucalyptus tree, go past another track heading off to your right and a whitewashed wall on your left, then follow the track round to the right and go all the way to the end - there's room for several vehicles to park there (turn round when you arrive, just in case). The original, western, track is rather longer and less kind to the tyres and suspension, although there is a large rough parking area at its end (don't try the middle track, it's very narrow in parts, and it is very easy to end up blocking access for the farmers who live and work there). If you use the easier eastern track, turn right when you get onto the beach, turn left at the beach if you used the western track.

Between these two points (GPS waypoints N 37 31' 09" E 22 57' 14" and N 37 31' 12" E 22 56' 08" respectively) is an area a few hundred metres long used by naturists - they seem to cluster round the point where the middle track comes out onto the beach. There's less sand here - unless the sea is very calm in which case a narrow strip appears right by the water's edge - and the underwater is almost entirely stones and rock, so plastic sandals are recommended for avoiding scratches and sea-urchin spines. Non-naturists use this beach too, although there are rather more of them a bit further east by the two tavernas of Kandia beach (again, recommended).

Iria Beach

here on Google Maps

A few miles further on again a new tourism area is being developed at Iria Beach - two or three miles of gravelly sand with the 200m strip between sand and road being infilled with villas, campsites and apartments. The limited beach nudity we and a few others enjoyed seemed to be unremarked and accepted. Not the greatest CO beach ever, but certainly pleasant and worth a visit if you are in the area. There's even a few trees providing natural shade if you get there early enough to grab them, and the views across to the islands of Platia and Psili are good - if the air's reasonably clear you can see Astros on the other side of the Argolikos Gulf.

Saronic Gulf (mainland)


here on Google Maps

This is a secluded beach next to Kehries ancient port between Kehries town main beach and Kalamaki Beach Hotel, on the old (coastal) road from Korinthos to Epidavros. This is a great beach for nudism and topless sunbathing. Immediately after Kalamaki Hotel intersection there is a hidden cement road that goes around the fenced area of Kehries Ancient port. The road goes a few metres uphill and then all the way downhill to the beach and ends in a little square. Then you will see a beach in front of the camping, it's usually textiles beach. On your left you will see a vertical rock with a hole in the middle. The textile free beach is behind that rock. You will have to walk 20 meters in shallow waters (50 cm top). Beware, there are plenty of urchins there. The area is is full of life, so you may inevitably have some amateurs snorkeling nearby. Especially on weekdays it is a great CO beach.

This report is now confirmed as quite accurate (August 2017).

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