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Naturist Holidays


Banana Beach - 1993

We spent two weeks in a self-catering apartment with two of our children at Aghia Paraskevi - N39.1444° E23.4423° - on the south coast of the island. Most days we caught the regular bus service to Koukounaries Beach, which is a textile beach, then took the short walk over the hill and through the olive trees to Banana Beach.


There are two Banana Beaches: Big Banana, the first one you come to, and Little Banana, which is to the north, or right as you face the sea. When we were there the left of Big Banana was used by naturists, with progressively more clothes being worn the further right we went, until we rounded the rocky point and reached Little Banana, which was almost exclusively naturist. On Big Banana was a snack bar offering delicious filled baguettes - our favourite was ham and salad - and drinks, and we were pleased to see that there was no need to dress to buy the food.

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From our apartment balcony we had a wide view across the valley and up to the hills beyond. One day we left the children in the apartment and walked up into the hills where we were able to strip off and spend some time in nude exploration of the hilltop.

While on Skiathos, our son celebrated his fifteenth birthday. When asked what he would like to do he said that he'd like to go parascending from Banana Beach. We watched with trepidation as he was fixed into his harness and given his instructions. The speed boat then set off and our son ran a few steps down the beach before he was swept up into the sky. When he landed, his face was a picture of contentment.

Times change and so do naturist beaches.

In 2021 reports suggested that only Little Banana is naturist.

In 2022 we heard that naturists were being asked to dress on Little Banana

following the development of the Elivi Hotel

which seems to have taken over both the Banana beaches.

We fear that the future naturist use of these beaches is limited.

For more updates see Cap'n Barefoot's excellent website.

Click on the Cap'n to see what he has to say.

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Naturist Holidays

Naturist Holidays

A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

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