We will tell you about our first visit to Crete and hotel Vritomartis. It happened at the end of June in the summer of 2013. Μe and my girlfriend Eli left for the dream island of Crete. Due to the long road we chose to travel by bus to Athens and then by ferry to the second largest city of Crete – Chania. After a long journey on motorways we arrived at Athens and we got on the ferry. After a romantic night on the ship “Eliros” we landed at the port of Souda in Chania town in the early morning. We got on the bus that takes us to the small town of Chora Sfakion. Road passing through a passage of the majestic mountain Lefka Ori. The moment we stepped on Crete we were fascinated by the grandeur and beauty of the largest island in the Mediterranean.
Read more at http://blog.vritomartis.com/our-first-contact-with-minoan-civilization-hotel-vritomartis/
Crete, Greece – Vritomartis Naturist Resort opened its doors for many excited naturists on April 24, 2015 and will continue to provide quality services to many more until closing on October 26, 2015. With over 161 beds in 85 beautifully crafted rooms, Vritomartis strives to have accommodations to satisfy all individuals.
This last year, recent renovations took place in public areas such as the pool bar, restaurant and the reception area. Smaller renovations also took place in other areas to offer modern, beautiful, relaxing and eye-appealing accommodations.
Vritomartis Newly Renovated Reception
As Vritomartis General Manager Nikos Dourountakis quotes: “We tried to modernize our facilities without losing our traditional character“.
Read more at Vritomartis Blog
There are plenty of misconceptions and myths about what happens at a nudist resort. (Photo: Thinkstock)
The idea of a nudist resort can be both alluring and terrifying. We all stumble upon clothing optional beaches from time to time, but to book a vacation that is all about the nudity is a different story. We decided to get the skinny (and the not so skinny) on what really goes down at a modern-day clothing-optional hotel. Alejandro Perez, Niche Market Manager for Karisma Hotels & Resorts including nudist enthusiast property Hidden Beach Resort, strips down the misconceptions and bares all on the naked truth about what really happens at a nudist resort.
It’s Not All About Sex
One primary misconception is the conflation of nudism with sex. Actual nudists claim that nudist/naturist is a lifestyle that revolves around body acceptance and freedom. “Being a nudist is a liberating experience,” Perez said. “Our hotel as an example, is focused mainly on couples and we promote friendliness and togetherness among our guests and that’s exactly what we get.” Apparently you should Google “swingers resorts” if that’s more your cup of tea.
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Second part of Paul’s review for Vritomartis.
Hi! Welcome back!
As I already promised, here’s some more about my vacation in Crete at the Vritomartis naturist hotel. Continue reading
A very nice review about Vritomartis from Paul.
Yes. I’ve been away. And now I’m back, which is a bad thing. You may wonder why so let me tell you:
I’ve been to a very nice naturist hotel in Crete (one of the Greek islands). The hotel is called Vritomartis. The name stems from a Greek Goddess who was (and perhaps still is) the patron of fishermen.
What can I say about Vritomartis? A lot.
What Can Naturists Do To Make Society More Accepting of Naturism?
Recently one of our YNA facebook group members posted a statement about the need for us naturists to get more aggressive in promoting our lifestyle. One of the main points was that we can never fully realize a normal life of nudie fun while we are constantly looked down upon by greater society, and in some cases outright persecution by the law. The question discussed in the post, which is also discussed widely in the greater naturist community is, what can we actually do to make society more accepting of our naturist lifestyle? In attempting to answer this question I noticed that one of the main problems is that such dialog can quickly become highly theoretical, esoteric and far too idealistic.
Previous posts on naturist beaches in Greece are not all there is to naturism. Naturism a thriving culture generously accommodated in the hospitality industry. Europe is one among the world’s prime destinations for naturist resorts, hotels and camping sites. The continent, a hub for naturism, hosts many five-star and four-star naturist establishments which offer luxury, quality service and a range of holiday packages. On that foundation, I came up with a list of my personal favorite top ten naturist resorts in Europe.
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My previous post was about naturist beaches in Greece, with Greeks taking credit for inventing nudism and practicing the tradition to date. This post will highlight naturist beaches in Crete. Despite being allowed in only a few licensed areas throughout Greece, naturism is much tolerated in a number of places. However, most of these places are not only quite beaches, but are also remote.
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In Europe, the Mediterranean and its surrounding have long accepted naturism. As a result, there is a wide range of activities to perform and several destinations that accommodate naturist holidays in Europe. For instance, France is probably on the forefront when it comes to having the largest naturist resorts, including varieties of resorts for naturist holidays. Its all self-contained nudist city of Cap d’agde is well known for fun nudist activities.
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For those who are open to the idea of naturism, Europe offers two popular places to enjoy a vacation in a naturist resort: Vritomartis, in Crete, Greece and Cap d’Agde, in France. Continue reading