So with the Alton Towers event now over…..what’s next ? Not much except creep towards Christmas and hope for a change in the weather not long after new year. At this time of year thoughts turn to the long off summer, camping, being naked again and summer holidays. We don’t really have the time or money to go anywhere, but we still dream of clothes free holidays abroad and hot summer sun. Where would we go…given the chance.
Looking at the resorts one springs to mind in particular the Vritomartis resort. Vritomartis is a high quality naturist hotel and bungalow complex on the Greek Island of Crete. The complex comprises of one main building with hotel rooms and bungalows in the grounds. Looking at the website and the reviews posted online the Vritomartis resort looks like heaven on earth. Blessed with good weather for much of the year Vritomartis has the facilities and the climate that most naturists look for. You might wonder about the name Vritomartis. Vritomartis was a goddess of Greek mythology, protector of fishermen, who was worshiped in Crete. Vritomartis was a young and beautiful girl from the ancient Gortys, or, according to another explanation, she was the daughter of Zeus and Karma coming from the ancient city of Tarra. Falling one day by accident at sea, she was saved by the fishermen’s nets. When she died, she was worshipped as goddess as protector of the fishermen.
Returning to the resort, their website says it all
“Vritomartis is a very special naturist resort and like no other you will experience. Our unique location is special, indeed some would call it spectacular, nestling as it does on a promontory overlooking the Cretan Sea, with the majestic White Mountains forming a unique backdrop”. Vritomartis is in the region of Sfakia, and is two kilometres from Chora Sfakion (Sfakia), a small and unspoilt coastal village. This part of the Cretan coast is one of the most rugged, unspoilt and dramatic in the whole coastal region. This makes for a very private place and an ideal location for a nudist resort. It has a 25-metre swimming pool and there is also a naturist beach a short walk away. Their resort team also organises sightseeing trips, naturist cruises along the coasts and walks too.
All in all it looks the perfect resort for a naturist holiday, but don’t just take my word for it, lets see what others have said after they’ve paid a visit. Here are just two !
“Fab for first time naturists and wonderful family run hotel” – 14 Sep 2014
“If you have toyed with going on a naturist holiday this is the hotel to visit. We arrived at close to midnight and hungry. Receptionist showed us to the outside terrace and brought us food and fruit juice. Very appreciated. Rooms spotless. We paid extra for the sea view.
Worth it but the mountain view looked pretty special too ! Indoor areas are fully clothed and folk dress casually for dinner. Private beach has lots of sun beds and shade and you can hire beds etc by the week or by the day. Sun beds and parasols by the beautiful pool are free of charge. No need for beach towels.. for 20 euro refundable deposit you can get cleans towels daily. Food very varied and tasty and typical Cretan home cooling. Greek feta and yogurt wonderful and not like the supermarket fare at home. Very hot in August but air con in room very efficient and recommend some kind of nightwear. Lots of activities on site or gorge walking trips. Beach/swimming shoes a must for going to the beach/swimming in the sea. Hotel staff very friendly. All excellent and felt like we were leaving friends behind on departure! Svetlana, Salome and Costas Thank you. Such a difference to experience a family run hotel where customer experience truly matters. When leaving we were given a gift of the hotel’s own olive oil. Will definitely go back. We made friends with other guests who I am sure we will see again. Not having been on a naturist holiday before we are now hooked ! We booked independently not via a travel agent .. and the hotel arranged taxi transfers for us from and too Heraklion. If you arrive towards the evening I would not recommend negotiating the White Mountains road in the dark. Next time we may stay in the North of the island for a day or too and go see the historical ruins etc. then head to Vritomartis.
Thank you to all at Vritomartis Resort.
“Heaven on earth!” – 7 Nov 2014
“Our second visit and needing to relax we made sure we had booked for two weeks. Each day we walked down to the private beach and swam in the warm sea and lunched at the excellent beach cafe/bar. Remember your beach shoes for the pebbles. We could have lazed by the hotel pool. The hotel is perfect – the accommodation has been upgraded since our last visit, the staff were as helpful as ever and the food still very good. Eating dinner outside is an option. We were too lazy to take part in the range of walks and boat trips that are well organised. I did play tennis, did yoga and walked to the local village getting the hotel bus back. In the evenings there were a variety of events e.g. Greek dancing, a quiz etc. Wonderful sunsets. A really international range of clients to enjoy talking with”
With reviews like this and there are so many excellent ones its should be top of your list if you want the experience of a naturist holiday in 2015. For further details of this fantastic resort click on the Vritomartis banner at the top of the right hand column.