Crete is a wonderful place to stay, also as a naturist. You will find the naturist beaches on the south coast of Crete. The list below are anticlockwise from the south-west of the island.
The sandy beach still has parts which are used by naturists. To find the nude area standing near the hotels and facing the sea, walk to your right about 250m or more.
The beach of Sougia is 1,2 km long and is the longest beach in the South-West of Crete. Sougia beach is up to 70 meters wide in some places.
The eastern end of the beach is a nudist beach.
Agia Roumeli is a long beach of the fine pebble by the deep blue, crystal clear Libyan sea. To find the naturist beach, then go away from the main beach, go eastwards and cross the Samaria river.
Walk east for about an hour from Agia Roumeli and you will end up on the nearly deserted beach.
Sweet water beach (Glykanera)
Located close to Chora Sfakion on the south coast. Natural wellsprings near the beach keep the water very clean. Some choose to beat up a tent and stay on the beach. The area is perfect for naturists.
Filaki naturist beach is comprised of pebbles and shingle – it is located in a very beautiful spot of Crete, Greece. The water is clear and blue. Besides being a beautiful beach, it is also one of the few official naturist beaches on Crete.
The beach is just outside of Hora Sfakion, and is the beach of the naturist Hotel Vritomartis.
This beach is located on the south coast of the region of Chania. There are three different beaches in the same area of Frangokastello. The far eastern part of this long beach is a naturism beach.
Plakias is one of the biggest beaches on Crete. The eastern part of the beach is kept for nudists and naturists.
This beach is actually also known for being a nesting site for sea turtles and great care should be taken not to disturb them. The beach is to the north of Matala and is probably one of the best nudist beaches on Crete.
Inspiration and sources
This article was inspired by the article “Naturism in Crete” the info about the beaches was summarized from different sources by me.