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Crete September 2008 – Part 2

The second beach we went to is a well known nudist beach on the southern coast – Filaki Beach.

I had read about the beach on various websites and thought it’d be a nice day out from Elounda.  4 hours later we had finally arrived! Suggest you stay in Chora Skafion to save a long journey back (as well as allowing for more time on the beach).

Directions

We took the main road out of Elounda along the northern coast to Georgioupoli.  From here, the journey to Chora Skafion is quite impressive through the mountain range.  Beware of the mountain goats though!

The road then twists and turns down to sea level.  Before entering the small fishing village of Chora Skafion, there is a single track road that takes you towards the naturist hotel – Vritomartis Hotel.  Take the road to left before the entrance to the hotel.  This will lead you down to a small car park next to a beach bar.

The beach was fairly quite when we went (probably due to the overcast weather).  However, sunbeds were available as was the beach bar (which also has toilets)

We spent a lovely few hours there.  I even got talking to Vladimir, a guy on holiday with his girlfriend from St Petersburgh, Russia.  Discussing Anglo-Russian politics in the nude was certainly a new experience!!

If you are in this part of Crete (or fancy a full ‘day out’) I would certainly recommend this beach.

See map below beach (located with green arrow)