Rhodes

Rhodes is a large and well-visited island with some spectacular scenery and undoubtedly beautiful beaches. But development has taken its toll on facilities for the naturist. As will be clear from what follows, naturism is certainly possible. Whether it can be practised comfortably is another matter, and some certainly take the view that other islands offer much better possibilities if naturism is one of your holiday priorities. The list of possible beaches has been heavily pruned for 2020, leaving only five, but then again, a stay at the naturist hotel and a visit to the wonderful Tsambiki beach may be your best nude vacation ever.

Not a beach, but The Angel Naturist Hotel near Paradisi is worth a visit. It is possible to go on a day visit @ €20 including a free drink. It gets good reviews on Trip Advisor.
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Ordered clockwise starting from Rhodes town


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Faliraki

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The nudist beach is at the southern end of the town, 3km from the centre of Faliraki. Access by road is achieved by turning left (from the north) or right (from the south) at the traffic lights by Swedco & Asda . After taking the left of two forks at the traffic lights, follow the road to its end, then make a right, then on to the Muses Hotel, etc. On the the corner just beyond the hotel a rough hand-written sign points the way to the beach. An alternative route is to take the right fork at the lights, passing Asda & Sainsbury's on your right. Keep going straight on, until you see Sun & Sea Apartments. Follow the road to the left & take next right turn which leads to the beach. There is limited parking at the beach and more heading up the hill. On the beach there is a taverna where Maria & her mother-in-law serve food & drinks @ reasonable prices. There are well-maintained showers & toilets.

The Captain receives more correspondence about this beach than any other in Greece and could not remotely publish it all.

In the past there have been conflicting views about this beach. However it must be said that the most recent reports suggest that previous accounts of inappropriate behaviour are now out of date. The beach seems to be well supervised and, by most accounts, clean and cared-for.

"The beach is almost 100% nude, made up of single men and women, couples and families with young children. The majority of the visitors are Greek, German, Austrian and East European but there are a few British. The furthest, most southerly section largely attracts men who keep themselves to themselves. Previous reports have indicated problems with photographers and gawpers from the cliffs above and occasionally on the beach. The beach crew are aware of this and, the Captain is assured, deal most effectively with any complaints or suspicions of misdemeanour of any kind. Nikos (aka Rambo), a diminutive, friendly but highly vociferous member of the beach crew has informed my contributor that for the 2001 season the whole beach is to be improved with barriers around the cliff edge to prevent viewing access to loiterers. There will also be only one entry point via the beach's northern edge. This can be accessed from Faliraki beach or from the down slope from the cliff which will be re-surfaced. The beach crew will more easily be able to control those using the beach with this limited access. The authorities also intend to give considerable attention to the flora and shrubbery in the area."

The family-owned Cristos Taverna is open from 9am - 8pm and offers a good selection of alcoholic and soft drinks as well as hot and cold food at competitive prices.

Faliraki Beach is still very attractive for nudists despite the misgivings that have been expressed by some. The area in front of the kiosk with umbrellas and sun-loungers had many nice middle-aged couples enjoying the sun when I visited a couple of weeks ago [May 2012]. The toilets and showers are clean and well maintained and you can get drinks and decent food from the kiosk. Further to the south the beach is mostly popular with gay men, and surprise, surprise - if you venture up into the bushes behind the beach some of them may be engaging in sexual activity. But forewarned of that possibility, you won't go there unless that's your sort of thing.

Faliraki itself is not the most beautiful beach resort town in Rhodes, but its convenient distance from Rhodes town makes it an attractive day visit.

August 2019: there were 2 sunbeds and umbrellas for €10. In the early hours, the beach is generally quieter. It becomes more crowded around noon, and parking spaces close to the beach are often full.
Free Wifi toilet and shower facilities available on the beach. The beach is often used by nudist Italian, British, German, Czech, Russian, Turkish and Greek couples, singles and families. The end point of the beach is preferred by LGBT. The number of swinger couples who prefer the area between the end point and the sunbeds has been increasing for the last 2 years.
Although the beach was crowded, it was quite quiet and peaceful.
The beach is quiet at night and is used by those who cannot enter the nudist sea during the day.
Beach is 99% nudist, a small amount textile lovers still exist.
The beach is sandy, but the entrance to the sea is rocky and sea shoes should be worn.

  • Resident tpebop says "Not beautiful at all. Too many rocks in the the water."

Tsambika

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A very popular textile beach overlooked by a magnificent peak. As you approach the mass of sunbeds, shops and restaurants, there is a message scrawled on the back of one 'Naturist beach at the end'. The whole beach is about 1km long; you can drive to within 100m of the southern end where a walk along flat level sand, no rocks or scrambling round the headland, gets you to about 50m of sandy beach with sunbeds and a small kiosk, with several very clear signs saying 'Nudist Beach' so there's no mistake. Plenty of people there when we visited in mid-September 2015.

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(For reasons that are unclear to the Captain, our main local informant has this year (2015) been asked by the concessionaire not to publicise this beach on the internet! Nonetheless it does exist. So if you go there, please don't let on that you read about it here… just enjoy it.)

Aug 2017: Update by nakedcpl: Very good beach, probably the best we have been to in Greece. Calm water. Sand. Clean and crystal clear. Small bar where you can buy cold beer, water, coffee, drinks and fruit naked. Parking near, you can go naked to/from the car. Well organised. Very friendly cantina owners ask (mostly Italian) textiles to move, so always 100% naturist.
From tpebop:- I would not recommend parking so close that you can go to/from car naked; you WILL get stuck in the sand. The safest parking is by another taverna & you would upset the customers & staff if you were naked.
Sep 2017 from forum: Most days spent at Tsambika, busier than previous years, between 30 and 40 couples with a few singles each day. Costas kept us entertained with the way he removed any undesirables from the beach. It's reassuring to know that perverts and creeps taking photos will be extracted. One of the best naturist beaches I have been to. Perfect for first timers.

Visited 2018 June. 100% nudist, perfect sea. Busy without being crowded. Excellent beach highly recommended.

August 2019: Sandy beach and sea. Sea is shallow and suitable for sea fun and games. €10 for 2 sunbeds and 1 parasol. Nudist section at far end of the beach and separated by fence and signboard places. Sometimes textile lovers try to walk along the shoreline but beach staff warn them immediately. Beach is 100% Nudist. There is one small tavern and you can go and pick up your drinks without cover yourself. Free shower available.
If you like sandy beach, Tsambika perfect place for you.


Limni Beach

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This sandy beach is between Apolakkia & Katavia. There are limited facilities; Car parking & a changing hut. Descend the steps to the beach & walk to the right for about 10 minutes & you will be out of sight of most people. From there on it's possible to walk for many kilometres in the nude. A sandy beach but with rocks in the water so swimming difficult.

9 August 2013: In the car park above the beach there is now a newly-completed toilet block as well as showers. There are no showers on the beach. A sun-lounger & umbrella is €3 for the day.
Walk left of the loungers to find a more sandy beach. You can walk for many kilometres in the nude. There is no food nor drink available so bring your own.

update by tpebop 24 September 2017: Went there today to find no loungers on the beach & it's a wild deserted place. The signs on the main road have been removed so unless people have been before you won't find it anyway.
The owners of Chrisama taverna near Apolakkia told us later there were no loungers all summer.

July 2018 - stayed near Limni on this wonderful coast. Limni would have a few couples on the beach, opportunities for a skinny dip somewhat limited unless early in the morning or evening. Best place to swim on this part of the coast.


Apolakkia area

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Miles of deserted, predominantly sandy beaches are to be found here. My contributors tended to head for the beaches to the north of Apolakkia. It is possible to walk for miles nude on this stretch of coastline - solitude is virtually guaranteed although they did come across other naturists here. However, this side of the island can be windy which tends to make the sea rough on these days making swimming difficult. Recommended.

July 2018 - stayed on the beach for a week. Far north, where the beach ends, is the best place for swimming, otherwise it is nearly always quite rough. But, it is awesomely beautiful. I walked for hours without seeing a soul, although always carry a sarong or shorts just in case. Also, look after this beach. It is badly affected by PLASTIC. So we did our bit, and spent 2 hours a day picking up all sorts of plastic crap. So, get some exercise and an all-over tan and be a eco-nudist, you know it makes sense.


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near Monolithos

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When you are driving from Monolithos to Cape Fourni Beach you have to turn right at a small roadside kandylakia. A few metres later follow the dirt track to the left. The way now gets very steep and rough. With an 4x4 this was not a big deal, but if you are driving a normal car you should leave it here and go down the way by feet. Google Maps now gives a name for the beach - Paralia Ataviros.

We visited this nice beach in August [2016] and it was very quiet. For the first hour we were completely alone. Then another nudist couple arrived and stayed there for about one hour. Later a textile couple arrived but didn't seemed be bothered. These were the only people on the beach during our four hour stay.
2019 Report from forum by Kamila: Beach is quiet and peaceful, great for swimming. Even with a 4x4 access is restricted. Took us 15 min downhill on foot and then 25 min back. It's a drag up the hill but defo worth it. No amenities but also no people. Be very careful with sand bees. Only other person on the beach was eco-hippie girl.


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