According to polite society, nudity is something that is to be displayed (and enjoyed) behind closed doors. That’s the way it’s been since Adam jumped behind a bush and wrapped his nether region with a banana leaf. For those who want to feel unencumbered by clothing, a nudist beach is a haven.
The feeling of skin meeting the sun and sand can be an exhilarating experience. The sudden rush of exposure at a nudist beach is something that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetimes. For the adventurers, the transgressive idea of being naked in public alone is motivation enough to cap their vacation with a memorable trip to a nudist beach. If you happen to be vacationing on the Greek island of Corfu, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
If you’re contemplating going au naturel, here are the best nude beach options in Corfu, Greece. But, before we get to the good part, here’s a bit of information on the island of Corfu.
Corfu is known as the emerald island, and for good reason. It is one of the greenest islands in Greece. It has an estimated 2 million olive trees scattered across the island, adding to its lushness. The second-largest of the Ionian Islands, Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan Greek islands. This island is famous for its vivid nightlife and popularity as a tourist destination.
The island is also home to several UNESCO sites, castles, museums, and other vestiges of the past. This makes Corfu worth the trip. While Corfu attracts many tourists with its turquoise waters and white-sand beaches, it also has something to offer those who want to relax and unwind in a more natural way, unencumbered by the trappings of modern life (and by that, we mean swimsuits).
If you’re looking to bear it all, then Mirtiotissa beach is a must-visit. The best part? It’s easily accessible by car. The beach, which borrowed its name from a monastery, is located at the southern-most part of the island just 8 km from downtown Corfu. The beach stretches for 1.5 km and boasts unparalleled turquoise waters.
Compared to the other beaches at Corfu, the highlight of Mirtiotissa beach is its scenery. While there, you can’t help but be in awe of the wild vegetation and breathtaking cliffs above. This easily makes it one of the prettiest beaches on the island.
Discovered by the hippies in the 70s, the beach soon became a haven for nudists and non-nudists. Being an organized beach, you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas. Visitors also have easy access to snack bars and restaurants. This is one of the best-organized beaches at Corfu and definitely worth a visit. It is also home to world-famous resorts where you can relax and unwind.
If you plan on hiring a car rental at Corfu to get to Mirtiotissa beach off the Vatos-Pekelas road, don’t be surprised if your drive starts uphill. This is obviously strange if you’re going to the beach. Visitors are advised not to drive their car rental at Corfu down to the beach. This is because since the unpaved road can get extremely steep. You can, however, easily find parking space at the start of the stairs that go down to the beach.
Want to enjoy the surf au naturel? Then get a Corfu car hire and make a trip to Arillas Beach. The Arillas beach offers a nice blend of nature and local history. This beach is one of the quietest beaches you will find on Corfu; this makes it the perfect choice for those holidaymakers who do not want to be around a crowd while visiting a pure nudist beach.
The cleanliness and tranquility of Arillas Beach, along with its calm, serene waters also make it a great place to start your adventure when visiting the nudist beaches of Corfu. The naturist section of the beach can easily be found by turning right once you have arrived at the beach. If you’re looking for a gorgeous strip of beach that you can walk for miles and not see anybody else, then Arillas beach is very calm, very Greek, and very beautiful.
If you visit this tranquil beach, don’t forget to walk to the edge of the water and look out at the three small islets peeking out of the waters. These are the islets of Sikia, Geneka, and Kravia, which, according to Greek mythology, are all that remain of Ulysses’ ship.
Showers are available at intervals to rinse the sand and sea off, and you can also rent sunbeds. In case you were wondering about your car rental in Corfu, there’s also free parking on the road, which is a short walk away from the beach itself.
Halikounas beach has the longest stretch of sandy beach at Corfu. Surprisingly, this is one of the hidden gems of Corfu when it comes to naturist beaches. With over 3 kilometers of secluded, golden-sand beach, you’ll find plenty of places to set up shop. The naturists will find the far southern end of this beach even more appealing because of its beauty and seclusion from the rest of the beach.
Located in close proximity to the protected Lake Korission, the Halikounas beach is also a protected habited. This means you’ll only find a few tavernas and kiss-me-quick-style shops and bars. As a result, the toilets here too are few and far between. Despite that, the secluded nature of this beach means that holidaymakers and locals alike visit it quite frequently.
For those who are going to use car rental at Corfu, finding parking space at the Halikounas beach is not going to be a problem. That said, to help maintain nature at this wonderful beach, be sure to park your car rental at Corfu by the tracks and not in the dunes.
The largest and most popular beach at Corfu for naturists and non-naturists alike is the Agios Stefanos beach. A short drive over the hill will get you to this gorgeous beach located on the northwest coast of Corfu island.
Originally a fishing village for the nearby village of Avliotes, the allure of its golden sand and welcoming warm water soon attracted locals and holidaymakers, who flocked to the beach.
The Agios Stefanos beach is also ideal for nude sunbathers, especially the far-left corner. Naturists can enjoy the picturesque scenery on this extensive beach, rub in mineral mud at the northern part of the beach, or simply take a dip in the balmy waters. The shallow waters are a great choice for those who want to get wet without knowing how to swim.
The Agios Stefanos Beach also has a trick up its sleeve when it comes to attracting holidaymakers. The beach or the northern part of it, to be more specific, has mineral mud. Such mud is said to have certain beauty properties and is used as a beauty treatment by many who come to the beach.
While the Agios Stefanos Beach is frequented by nudists and non-nudists alike, there is an unofficial nudist area at the beach. This is located just behind the mineral mud and is hidden behind large rocks which serve as a sort of buffer from the rest of the beach area.
Once at the beach, you will also get to enjoy nice cafes and restaurants. The beach itself has been well-kept with toilets, showers, and changing rooms. There’s also a small marina for boats and yachts at one part of the beach. Getting to this beautiful beach is not a problem since you can easily get a car hire in Corfu.
You can then easily drive to and park right next to the beach. If you’re looking for an exotic beach with plenty of amazing views, then this is the one for you.
Another great beach for first-time naturists is Avlaki beach. Located on the northeast coast of Corfu, just before the village of Kassiopi, this beach has calm, turquoise waters and beautiful scenery. There is also access to a large nature reserve and footpaths to other secluded beaches, including a nudist beach around the headland.
Avlaki beach is usually at the top of the list of naturists due to its breathtaking views. Embraced by the lush nature of the Corfu hills, Avlaki beach is very quiet and unspoiled, with plenty of space to frolic in the sand with your bits out. If you’re looking to find the essence of being a naturist in Corfu, then this beach definitely warrants a visit.
Finding parking here should not be a problem since there’s a large parking space that’s free of charge. Since the Avlaki beach is, for the most part, kept unspoiled, don’t expect to find plenty of facilities. However, you need to carry a backpack for that very reason. This beach offers a peaceful, meditative atmosphere. This makes it one of the go-to options for nudists who are venturing out to Corfu, Greece, for their next island escape.
Glyfada beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Corfu. The beach is one of the nicest and cleanest on the island, and despite being frequented by tourists, it also has an official naturist section.
Although the naturist section of the beach is a small section which is located at the southern end of the beach, you can walk a few yards beyond the large rocks on the beach to find a nice naturist spot nestled under the cliffs.
You can take your car hire at Corfu right up to the beach and find parking easily. Sparkling blue water, golden sand, and a relaxing environment await all those who visit Glyfada beach. (Although, you will want to make it to the naturist section first).
Marathias Beach is located at southwestern Corfu and is another beach that’s worth visiting. The beach is 30 kilometers from the city of Corfu and gets its name from the village of Marathia. The beach has no clear boundaries. It goes on for up to 4 kilometers up from Santa Barbara Beach until the Vitalades beach begins.
While this beach is a popular spot for locals who know how to get there, naturists also visit it quite often. Marathias Beach offers you around 4 kilometers of quiet, pristine beach, which is why it also happens to be the favorite spot for those who want to bear it all. The waters here are the warmest on Corfu, which makes it ideal for those who want to enjoy a swim. Relatively easy to find, you will see the signs showing you the route to this beach from the main road. You might come across road signs saying ‘Malta Beach,’ which is the same thing.
Although the balmy waters of the Mediterranean are pleasant all year round, Corfu’s shoulder seasons kick in between April to May and September to November. June to August are the summer months. Despite temperatures reaching an average of 31 degrees Celsius, this is peak season, so you should expect to see many more people around town and at the beaches. You will also need a reliable way to get to and from the nudist beaches of your choice. The good news is you can easily find a reliable and affordable car rental at Corfu.
If you’re wondering how to get to all of these amazing naturist beaches in Corfu, Greece, then contact Royal Car Rentals. Call (+30) 6997 918 274 to get a comfortable ride to your naturist escape.