The beaches of Agios Pavlos - Crete
Agios Pavlos is a delightful small coastal village (well, it actually isn't even a village, but to make it easy I now call it a village - instead it is more like a collection of sandy beaches) close to Agia Galini in the
south of Crete. It can be reached if you take a turn at the village of Akoumia.
Compared to some of the other villages in the south Agios Pavlos is relatively
quiet. There's a nice beach in the village with umbrellas and sunbeds (for families with children pherhaps),
and two super-super beaches just
outside the village. They can be reached by descending a very (!) steep sand
dune. But once you are there it's a big reward. The beach is stunning and it's
a delight to swim in the sea (in the nude, because nudism is allowed here).
lot of people don't want to go down afraid they won't make it, or even worse:
not make it back up the hill again. It's not a place where you will run into
families with little children. For us this is just the perfect place.
Defenitely in my top three of Cretan beaches or even in my top 3 of all beaches
I have seen in all of my visits to the Greek islands: absolutely beautiful and recommendable for all the naturists! Don't be scared to go down to the beach, even I made it back up the hill.
If you want there are some parasols and sunbeds on this first naturist beach in a row. I don't think there is any charge, because there is no taverna or anything on this beach (at least: I did not notice one) and I have never seen anybody walking around collecting money from people that were using them.
Tips: bring lots of water and a sunscreen for your skin if you visit the naturist beaches.