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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 away from Matala, 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.

Paradise and Super 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 offer a cheap summer solution because of the nearby 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 will take you to the Amopi beaches.

Psaraliki Beach, Antiparos: Psaraliki consists of two beaches, Psaraliki I and II. The second beach gathers fewer people during the summer season, making it the ideal place for nudists. Despite the stony beach, non-nudists also visit Psaraliki II to relax.

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