Naturism in Greece
Greek beaches are at their very best in September, especially the first 2 weeks, when water is warm, crowds are down and full services are still in operation.
The Greek beaches range from pebbles to fine sand so beach shoes can be useful.
The Mediterranean is not truly comparable with the Caribbean or Pacific – the water is cooler and the sand generally coarser. Shady tree fringes are also rare, though hot sunshine, good food, clear water and friendly English-speaking locals are almost guarenteed in Greece. Low prices, apart from ferries, are no longer with us thanks to the Euro and current sophistication of Greek society.
Naturism in Greece: Going topless is acceptable just about everywhere on Greece islands, while areas of total naturism exist discreetly on many beaches. e.g. Little Banana beach in Skiathos, Super Paradise beach and Panormos beach in Mykonos, Plaka beach in Naxos.
In a world-wide level Greece has been awarded with 378 blue flags for its beaches and it is second only to (the much larger) Spain with 450 blue flags.
The Blue Flag is an exclusive eco-label awarded to more than 2900 beaches and marinas in 29 countries across Europe, South Africa and the Caribbean in 2004.
The Blue Flag Campaign is owned and run by the independent non-profit organisation Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services.
The Blue Flag Campaign includes environmental education and information for the public, decision makers and tourism operators.
Read morea about Greek Beaches:
Useful links about Greek Beaches:
- Greek beaches and Naturism
- Crete Beach Guide
- Naturism in Crete
- Beaches in Greece with a blue flag
- Blue flag record for beaches in Crete