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Naturism / nudism in Greece

Written by iriswest. Posted in Country guide

Most people assume that Greeks are some of the most conventional people around. They may be, but you will be surprised to find out that Greek descendants appreciated nudism as form of beauty. They appreciated natural human forms because they believed that Zeus himself sanctioned hospitality. On top of the cultural orientation, Greece is home to some of the most amazing beaches in the world. Put these two together and you have three naturist resorts among the best in Europe.
Is naturism legal in Greece?

There are few official and designated nudist beaches in Greece. Occasionally you find arrests and heavy fines by tourist police for nudists practicing in unsanctioned beaches. In reality, you will find many beaches that have adopted naturism beach status by custom. Naturists and tourists make significant contributions to the economy. A couple of deserted sites are also good and safe for naturism. Naturism is widely practiced in Greek islands, and it is a matter of preference. The rule here is ‘be sensible;’ do not offend locals and take note of location and seasons. The list of naturist resort and beaches is quite long, but you can start with these.

Vritomartis, South Crete

Vritomartis has been open to nudists since 1980. It is family-owned naturist hotel and it arguably tops the list of best naturist resorts in Europe. Here you get a chance to relive the Adam and Eve experience in the extensive gardens. What’s more, you can have your nudist wedding here! Yes, they will organize it for you. The hotel is connected to two private naturist beaches and you will rarely come across anyone with clothes here. You need not worry if you are coming with family. There are pools set aside for children separately from adults and there is a whole set of activities to enjoy.

Vassaliki Naturist Resort, Kefalonia

A couple from the UK –Mark and Samantha established Vassaliki in 2006. Since they are naturists, they successfully attracted peers and the resort became famous in a short time. They offer naturist luxury catamaran trips in the region of the Ionian island. It is a private resort with just 12 rooms and basic amenities.

Panorama, Zakynthos

It is also called zante, and it is on the southern tip of Zakynthos. It is owned by a friendly family and gives guests a home feeling. They are known for their signature traditional Greek food.

Banana Beach, Skiathos

It is popular with its nude and non-nude sunbathers. Its stretch of pebbles enchants and fresh spring waters are a real tourist attraction and long-term visitors.

Paradise and Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos

Mykonos is one of the oldest, yet congested, naturist-friendly beaches in Greece. It offers inexpensive summer ideas because of the neighbouring camping site. It is also famous for its 24-hour-long partying. Nudists can also have their dives adjacent to their fancy cocktails.

Naturism / nudism in Canada

Written by iriswest. Posted in Country guide

canada-peggys-cove-631782_1920Do not let the cold weather that is synonymous with Canada give you the impression that naturism is an unlikely pastime here. On the contrary, naturism is well advanced in Canada than most destinations worldwide. The history of naturism in Canada is fascinating. Naturism in Canada began with a religious sect — the Doukhobors. They were Russian immigrants that settled in western Canada and practised nudity occasionally when working in the fields. A section of the Doukhobors, the Freedomites, stripped publicly during the mass protests of 1900s to object government assimilation policies. Van Tan Club was Canada’s first naturist club in 1939. It still operates to date in North Vancouver, BC.

Naturism / nudism in Cyprus

Written by iriswest. Posted in Country guide

Karpaz beach CyprusYou will be spoilt for choice when it comes to naturist sites and recreation spots in Cyprus. Besides, the weather is awesome throughout the year. You can expect the sun as early as 5:30 in the morning with a likelihood of setting out all day. This is a safe haven for naturists with a year round sunshine and breath-taking views and temperate seas. Here are my picks for your naturist holidays.

Naturism / nudism in Mexico

Written by iriswest. Posted in Country guide

Rivera MayaThe beauty of Mexican beaches is in the bucket list of many naturists as the ultimate place to enjoy the sun’s rays and sunny beaches. All beaches in the country are a property of the federal government, and naturism is not officially authorized. However, that did not stop the establishment of beaches where naturists can go topless, swim, skin bath and sunbathe. There are a number of nude and optional clothing resorts. You can choose to set out and find your own secluded spots that are suitable for sunbathing and swimming in your birthday suit. Even though, naturism is not official here, if you succeed to get the exclusive spots, prepare for the greatest time of your life. Here are a few ideal and exclusive places to start you off.

Naked yoga – 6 benefits that you get from naked yoga

Written by iriswest. Posted in Nudist guides

woman-945822_1920The health and personal development benefits of naked yoga are well documented. However, naked yoga is a relatively new concept and you could be wondering whether it is getting fetish or there are indeed real health benefits to write about. It originated from the land of diverse and beautiful culture, India where it was practised by Naga Sadhus. Naked yoga will give you the health benefits of the conventional yoga and top it up with numerous image and wellness benefits. We will help you understand naked yoga better, the benefits and where you can practice.

Naturism / nudism in Lithuania

Written by iriswest. Posted in Country guide

lithuaniaLithuania is one of the most exciting vacation destinies in Europe. Do not mind the short summer season that runs for around five months from May to September. Lithuanians have mustered the art of enjoying it to the fullest. Its beautiful seaside resorts see an influx of 10 and sometimes even 100 times for the summer weekends. Innovators have also come with breathtaking new indoor developments to allow you go swimming in winter and ski in summer. Naturism has not been left behind because it is showing popularity among locals and tourists that visit to enjoy the unadulterated beaches.

Naturism / nudism in Fiji

Written by iriswest. Posted in Country guide

fijiNaturism is illegal in Fiji. Nudism is frowned upon in local areas, and the locals are naturally conservative. One can even be arrested and charged with indecent exposure if caught naked in public places. However, you can go nude in designated beaches just like in most countries; however, there are no official nude beaches in the country. Naturism in Fiji is not culturally accepted and is not tolerated. However, Fijian are generally polite, so they never jeer at naked tourists or tell them how unpleasant it is to see them naked.

Naturism / nudism in Seychelles

Written by iriswest. Posted in Country guide

anse lazio on praslin islandWith all the beauty of Seychelles, naturists would not want to be left out in enjoying the sunny beaches and breath-taking sceneries. Unfortunately, you can only go clothing-free in a secluded and private setting to avoid rubbing the authorities the wrong way. Here is all you need to know about naturism in Seychelles.

Naturism / nudism in Bangladesh

Written by iriswest. Posted in Country guide

bangladeshNaturism in Bangladesh is an interesting concept. First of all, it is illegal and rarely will you find any official nudist places or areas that tolerate nudism. Since majority of Bangladesh’s inhabitants believe in the popular religion of Buddhism, nudism is still frowned upon by most people and especially in public places. The fact that Bangladesh is often a target for teenage prostitution has discouraged the government from allowing nudism in public. Bangladesh is also a Muslim nation and nudism is like a spit to their culture.

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