Epirus

In Epirus (west of Greece) the Captain hears there is a coastline of about 70 Km, where you can find uncrowded beaches and go nude.

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near Syvota

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Summer 2014: in the north of Syvota, near the beach "DEH", to the north side is another small beach. Go through a path. At the end is a rope to assist in descending; the beach is for nudists. On the north side of this beach, there is a horizontal slab where you can do naturism with more privacy.

Coming from Plataria, about 500 metres before the village there is a sign for right tο the beach (in order): French, Zeri, and DEH. DEH is the furthest so leave the car there in the shade of the trees. It is organized and has a canteen. At the northern end of DEH there is a path to leading to the small beach: 5 minutes walk. At one point there's a fork. Left leads to the beach. Then the rope. It's not very difficult to access, but most people stay in DEH. The beach is fairly quiet (one, two campers and some swimmers from the DEH).

Now … On the path if you do not go left (to the beach) and continue for 5 minutes you will find the slabs that are to the right of the beach. There is a small grove and the sea is here about 15 metres below. The view is amazing. There are physical steps to descend to sea level. The slabs are smooth at various altitudes. You can dive from half a metre up to 5 metres. The sea depth is around 4-5 metres.

On the slabs you can go too, swimming from the small beach. Nearby there is a nice reef.

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Mikro Drafi

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1 hour's walk south of town (5 minute drive). Wonderful little pebble beach in the bend of the road, you have to 'climb' down just north of the concrete waterway under the road. In early season and autumn very quiet, few visitors, mostly nude. Plastic (as on all the beaches) is cleaned up by locals. Lovely campsite at only one mile - where nudism on the beach was accepted when we were there (probably the Italian crowd in summer won't like it all that much). Good swimming!

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Summer 2012: beach still remains somewhat nude-friendly but many onlookers from the adjoining beach (separated by a large rock formation). At times 100% textile, other times 100% naturist. Mostly men, some families and couples. Small beach so no more than 10-12 people fit there maximum. Depends who gets there first.

September 2014: Still remains nude-friendly. only one family and a single man.

May 2019: We have visited this beach on many occasions since 2014 and never met a single dressed person here. The beach can be accessed by climbing down from the small parking spot on the main road. The very first part is the difficult one, so don't be discouraged.


Sarakiniko

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Sarakiniko is about 2 km north of Parga on the mainland, there are water taxis from Parga. If it is quiet there is the possibility of nude bathing and sun soaking. In September 2013 we were able to strip off for beach tennis at the north end for a couple of hours. As a few families joined us we took the opportunity to be more discreet, but no objections had been made.

Sept 2014: Beach umbrellas everywhere and crowded with textile folks. Convivial atmosphere with live traditional music at the two tavernas but no opportunity to strip down.


Lichnos

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Lichnos is about 2 km south of Parga on the mainland, there are water taxis from Parga, or it's a 1 hour walk for the reasonably mobile.

There is a large sandy beach, at the southern end there is a small area of pebbly beach used by a small number of nudists. Clean with good swimming. 3-4 tavernas, all with reasonable prices. The beach ends here so not many walkers, the few locals who fish ignore you.

A barefooter who visited in 2009 can hardly imagine nude bathing is possible here. The beach was quite crowded (even though the big hotel was practically deserted) and nobody was nude.

Summer 2012, no possibility of naturism here.

May 2014, I guess it depends on when you holiday here. Lichnos (south beach) was very close to our accommodation and we spend many restful evenings, nude sunbathing, splashing, playing tennis and frisby fun here. Lovely place.


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Artolithia

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Driving to Parga, turn left at the sign "to Riza beach". Going down the hill, turn left at the first junction you will find and drive until you reach the beach (about 5-10 minutes), veering left at the Y junction and taking the right turn signposted Villa Riza (in Greek letters). The left part of the beach is suitable for naturists.

A Barefooter who visited in August 2006 found this beach by chance. It's in a beautiful setting with sheltered cove and large rocks framing the sandy beach. Very nice and clean sea, crystal clear and cool water. The sea floor is sandy and further in rocky (large rocks). The site is suitable for free-camping and snorkelling. The access is good: a paved road all the way to the beach.

There were 5 other tourists and a free-camper. That was one of the best beaches my contributor had ever visited in Greece and he warmly recommends this beach to everyone! He rates it 100%.

Recent reports

May: Easily accessible and parking OK. Had the beach to ourselves. Pity it was a bit overcast and rather breezy but definitely worth a visit.

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Sea too rough to attempt swimming but pebbles and rocks perhaps would make it less than ideal.

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Also, as mentioned by previous contributor (July 2015) a lot of seaweed at the water's edge, particularly at the northern end.

Agia Pelagia

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Beyond the left side of Artolithia, or to the south of this beach if you like, is another beach known as Agia Pelagia or Lefka. The beach is reached by the same route as Artolithia, except not taking the final turn right. The northern-most side of this beach is nude-friendly. Very large sandy beach and clear water.

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Recent reports

May: We drove along the coastal road past Agia Pelagia (Lefka) beach and stopped briefly before continuing our exploration of the coast of Epirus. As described above and completely deserted.

Kastrosykia (N Kanali)

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In the municipality of Preveza, 1 km south-east of the village of Kastrosykia, and at the end of the 13km (there are many exaggerated claims in excess of this) long curved sweep of Monolithi Bay is Kastrosykia Beach. The beach stretches from the village of Pidima Kiras south-eastwards to Kanali. The northernmost end at Pidima Kiras, though far from being overdeveloped, is touristy with beach bars sunbeds and umbrellas. The road also runs close to the seafront and hence this end is not suitable for naturists. However, after about 1km, and beyond where the River Arethon flows out, development is sparse. Barefoot correspondents visited in May 2019 and report that the beach from thereon all the way to Kanali was completely deserted. Going au naturel at that time of the year was certainly not a problem and perhaps worth further investigation nearer peak season… More reports would be welcome!

The beach is mostly sand with some patches of small pebbles. Perhaps a consequence of being a little more remote and not managed, there was some rubbish on the beach.

Recent reports

May: Easily accessible either from Pidima Kiras or Kanali. We found a convenient parking place here.

With so much space we can't imagine it ever being so crowded that finding a spot to be nude would be a problem. Pity it was a bit overcast and rather breezy but definitely worth a visit. Sea too rough to attempt swimming but a nice sandy beach so probably easy to enter the water although there was some seaweed at the water's edge. Definitely worth further investigation as may be a quieter option to the beach on the other side of Kanali that is close to the Mango Beach Bar.

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Kanali Beach (nr Preveza)

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This is the most popular nudist beach in Preveza. Although it is very near Mango Beach Bar, it is always 100% nudist with families, couples and singles of all nationalities. At times some textiles may walk by from the beach bars, but no-one seems to be bothered by nudists. It's a pebble beach with clear and deep water, impressive cliffs as a backdrop and we have been going there for years.

This beach lies between Mango Beach Bar and Burano Camping Beach Bar, so you can access it from either one. You leave your car in either parking and walk south (from Mango) or (north from Burano). You can find it, by driving for about 10 Km from Preveza, on the way to Igoumenitsa and find the 1st access point to the beach (Burano Camping Beach Bar). Park your car there, get to the beach and walk right.
Alternatively, you can keep driving a bit further until you find yourself passing Hotel Kanali on the right. At the intersection you turn left and after 100m you turn left again. Park your car at the far end of Mango Beach Bar, get to the beach and walk left.

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Recent reports

May: Easily accessible and plenty of parking. Very few people around even on the main seafront at Kanali village. The central beach is not suitable for naturists as it is not screened from the road and the numerous bars. However, no such problem both north (Kastrosykia beach) and south (Monolithi beach) of the town where the beaches were completely empty. An interesting anecdote: The entire beach from Pidima Kiras in the north to Mytikas in the south was once, and sometimes still is, called Monolithi Beach. However most parts have now acquired other names but the beach south of Kanali is still often called Monolithi (possibly because the nearby campsite also bears that name). The name "Monolithi" meaning "single stone" took its name from a rock that used to be in the bay. In 1942 the rock was destroyed by German and Italian mortar fire. Nothing is left above the water but below the reef that remains is a popular diving spot.

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Although the southern beach near Mango Beach Bar is long established as naturist, heading north towards Kastrosykia may be a better option if you prefer it a little quieter and a sandier beach … Just needs checking out to see whether textiles take over in peak season!

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