The country is known for its clothing-optional bathing areas, although almost all of them are not official nude beaches. Mykonos, which was one of the first islands to be discovered by tourists, attracted hippies and naturists, and continues to be a favorite of those looking for a holiday in the sun au naturel. There are no official nude beaches, but a few do usually have a considerable number of nude sunbathers, usually concentrated on one side of the beach, away from the bars and sunbeds, and usually fewer in number during the most crowded days of July and August, especially on weekends. Although the island is no longer the nudist paradise it once was, you can be sure to find a spot for you. Below is a list of the most nudist-friendly beaches. Remember that if you happen to be unlucky to find them full of swimsuits on one of the crowded summer days, you can always keep walking towards the more secluded areas usually by rocks , or you can simply head to another beach. This is the beach with the most nudists, most of them gay men. It is currently the most popular beach for gay travelers, who tend to head towards the very little free space without sunbeds. As this is a long beach, the central area with all the umbrellas and sunbeds attracts all kinds of people, from straight couples to families, who keep their bathing suits on. See the Elia Beach Guide.
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I was in Rhodes about two years ago, and I was topless the whole time, and no one seemed to care. This year I'm traveling to Corfu , and I want to know if I'll get in trouble if I'm topless at the beaches. I know there are some nudist beaches, but I'm not interested in that. I just don't want tan lines on my breasts and back. I still wear bikini bottoms. Hi Sara, Been to Corfu many times, never had a problem there too. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.
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We are from the US and are not used to or comfortable with topless beaches for our family. Is anyone familiar with beaches in Santorini that require clothing so we can insure a pleasant trip? Even if it's rare and there are only two out of 50 women putting "the girls" out there, it will be awkward for us and we would prefer to avoid this by patronizing clothing required beaches. Do they exist???
There are many beaches in Greece where nude bathing is accepted, especially on islands which have a lot of tourists with the exception of Patmos, in the Dodecanese islands. Sometimes one will find that the beaches in more built-up areas are bathing suit beaches, but that farther down, as the buildings hotels, rooms, tavernas, etc. A good rule of thumb for areas where one isn't sure what the rules are, is to simply look around or ask someone who speaks your language. But if there isn't a bare breast or behind in sight, best put on the bathing suit, not just to keep from being approached by police, but simply out of respect for local sensibilities. As almost everywhere else in the world, not everyone is ready to see people walking around naked, or to have their children see them, natural and holy as the human body may well be. Don't sunbathe half nude or nude near chapels and churches, and don't engage in sexual acts on beaches where there are other people or where others are likely to show up. Not only can such behavior more surely draw the police, but in any case, such acts will be offensive to all but voyeurs and those of pornographic mentality. There are certainly plenty of postcards, T-shirts, prints, and kitch sculpture seen in touristed areas of Greece especially on the islands , which present Greece as a haven for sex-sun-sand-sin, etc. Just in case there's an exception, however, this much could be stated to the open ear:.