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While topless sunbathing is common in Greece, true nude beaches are a little harder to find. Greece has an abundance of bare sand beaches, some much barer and better than others.

Here are some of the best places to be naked in Greece.

Banana Beach on Skiathos: Famed beach for both nude and non-nude sunbathers, this stretch of pebbles enchants visitors, and the fresh spring water attracts long-term visitors.

Red Beach, Crete: Crete ranks first in offering sandy beaches for naturists. Located in southern Crete and some 25 minutes from Matala away, Red Beach is hidden behind a rocky hill and a fence and provides a little heaven for naked swimmers. Tranquil and isolated, you need to take your own towel and provisions when going there for a swim in the hot summer season.

Super and Paradise Paradise Beach, Mykonos: Mykonos is mostly known for its 24-hour-long partying, but nudists can also enjoy these beaches – they can be overcrowded but give a cheap summer solution as a result of the local camping site.

Ai Giannis Beach, Mykonos: A famous beach on Mykonos island, where the movie Shirley Valentine was shot.

Kastelia Beach, Karpathos: Though conservative locals are appalled, there is a nude beach on Karpathos as well. It is known as Kastellia and is located just beyond the popular pair of beaches known as Micra and Megali Amopi. A bus from Pigadia shall take you to the Amopi beaches.

Psaraliki Beach, Antiparos: Psaraliki involves two beaches, Psaraliki I and II. The second beach gathers fewer persons during the summer season, so that it is the ideal place for nudists. Despite the stony beach, non-nudists visit Psaraliki II to relax also.

Vritomartis Naturist Resort in Crete aso recommends Filaki Beach, an official naturist beach. A short 700m walk from the hotel, it can be reached by bus service also. The pebble/shingle beach has sunbeds and umbrellas, showers and toilets, plus a snack bar with a shaded outdoor terrace.