Evia is the second largest island in Greece after Crete. It is joined to the mainland by a bridge at Halkis. I had not thought of it as a haven for naturists … but:-

Hiliadou beach

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Early reports from Barefooters described Hiliadou beach as one of the most well-known nudist beaches in Greece. It is on the eastern (Aegean) side of the island, about 1½ hours from Halkida (the capital of Evia island). The dream of nudists is here. The beach is perfect. The sea too.

Island links

For more information about Evia try:
greeka.com (Use the Search)
Lonely Planet

Unfortunately, more recent reports say that the beach is now packed with textiles, although it is still a paradise with clear waters and clean sand. But there are far too many people there. During the weekends, if you want to camp, it is difficult to find a place to put your tent. The non-nudes make noise, play ball games and don't respect the beach. The beach may once have rated 100%, but now it deserves only 50% - and that only because of its natural beauty.

About 150 nudist there (August 2017), nice water, a shower about 60m. before the beach, where everybody goes totally naked from the beach - only a couple was textile and all stared at them. Good news finishes here. Hordes of tourists go to Hiliadou because is a small trip from the capital. The only place where you can park your car is a space under the trees inside the forest, near the beach. That space is occupied by someone and an aged woman demands money for parking - avoid parking there! Smelly everywhere, smell of pee and you can find used toilet papers near the beach. Go elsewhere! We visited beach also in 2013, the situation wasn't so bad.

Livadakia beach

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However, an intrepid Barefoot reporter says that a little way north from Hiliadou beach lies a wonderful, long sandy beach. From Halkida, following the signs to northern Evia and driving along the sea, just at the end of the municipality of Halkida (there is a sign), is the edge of a village called Nea Artaki.


Keep driving straight, not giving attention to this traffic-jammed village, but keep an eye open for a sign to your right for Steni. Taking this road, drive for 40 minutes, passing through the nice village of Steni (for all you meat-lovers out there, this place is ideal with its tavernas). Mind the road, there are a lot of turns since you'll be going up the mountain. After Steni and when going down the mountain, you'll see a junction where you should turn right, to the village of Stropones. Steni to Stropones is a 30 min drive. When in Stropones, you'll be looking for a sign directing you to Glyfada. A few turns after exiting the village you'll see another sign on your left to Glyfada. You take the turn and you'll find yourself on a dirt road. Now, from here it gets ugly. At the first major junction you'll see go right, downhill towards the sea. Then look for another junction to your right, going uphill. As strange as it sounds, you should go uphill, otherwise you'll end up at a lovely beach, but textile. This road will end up in a wonderful long beach, which has a cave that can hold up to three tents in it, at the beach's right side (right after some rocks). This last part of the road is really bad, and you'll need a 4x4 vehicle. You'll also need water and food, but, says our faithful Barefooter, it's worth it.

If anyone could provide directions from Hiliadou that might also be useful. [from G Maps there is no direct road between the two although they are close.]

The name of the beach described above is Livadakia beach. The road is damaged at some points, so impossible to pass even if you drive a 4X4. A very difficult trip, you must leave you car and follow the road by foot - the road described correctly above. But if you do this, you will be at paradise! Clean water, not sandy but lovely soft seabed, tranquility and nudity! Take care bring your own water and food because no facilities there. A parasol is absolutely needed. About 10-15 bathers, most of them nudist (August 2017) at the beach. The beach is about 250m long and distance between bathers is also very long. You can walk all over the seashore naked, you can have sex at the sea with your partner, you will feel all alone! This beach rated 90% (If the road was better 100%).

Potami beaches

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Take the road from Karystos to Aetos and then continue the road parallel to the shore (the road is in a bad condition, drive very carefully; the ideal would be a 4x4 vehicle). There are at least 6 wonderful beaches where you will be all alone. My contributor says it's his favourite destination for a weekend escape from Athens.


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This beach can be accessed from Potamos (or Potami beach). Just drive in front of the little canteen at Potamos, and over the bridge, then straight ahead. You will meet an ugly power plant after a ride of about fifteen minutes. The road is of bad quality and you'd rather use a 4x4 or a motorbike (beware of the side winds!). At the ugly power plant turn left (straight towards the sea). You will find a nice, unspoiled beach, where you can easily free camp and stay nude for most of the day. We spent a weekend there in mid-July 2009, and were naked most of the time - except during the early afternoon hours on weekends, when families tend to visit. The farthest end (left as you face the sea) is naked around the clock. Unfortunately we are not aware of the name of the beach.

Other beaches

reported as being suitable for nudism:

Rovies: At the north of the camping site there is a large pebble beach. The beach is easily acessible from the road. The first to come sets the trend.

Istiea - Kanatadika: the east part of the beach close to the fish farm. Large pebble beach with clear waters. However, keep sufficient distance from other bathers.

Vasilika: The southern part of the beach where also free camping is possible. [Google Maps can't find this one]

Agia Anna: Huge beach. The southern part close to the rocks is used by nudists. Access to this part is also possible from Krya Vrisi beach by climbing over the rocks.

Nea Styra: The beach right at the south of the Venus Beach Hotel. In Google Maps it is mentioned in Greek as "Onion beach". Small and narrow beach, nothing fancy, but according to the hotel personnel is used as "clothing optional" beach, mostly by the foreign residents of the hotel. I confirmed that during my visit there in mid-September 2023.

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