Vritomartis Closing & Winner Of “Photo Of The Day” Contest For 2015

Vritomartis officially closed its gates for 2015 on the 27th of October, keeping inside all the nice memories of the season that passed and hoping to see everyone back next year. We would like to thank you all for visiting Vritomartis because it is you, your kindness and your friendship that gives us the strength and the courage to keep going year after year and help us become better and better!

The closing of Vritomartis also signaled the end of our “Photo of the Day” Contest! Else Ishaug with the photo titled ‘Goats Staring‘ was voted by Vritomartis Team as the winner of our photo contest and will get our 300€ Prize!

Goats staring by Else

Goats Staring By Else

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Nude Beaches – The Ultimate Guide

Nude Beaches - The Ultimate GuideNude beaches differ from other general entertainment and personal recreation spots in that they allow anyone the freedom to go naked whenever they deem it fit. There are rules of course, but these are essentially meant to ensure the comfort and optimal enjoyment of the users. Over the years, nude beaches have become acceptable and legal in the face of the public and the authorities and are even protected by the powers that be. In addition to that, people have slowly become open to the idea of swimming, walking and frolicking around in the nude, something you might be quite familiar with. If you enjoy the natural freedom of going all out naked, then nude beaches are the perfect place to start.

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Skinny Dipping Along The West Coast Of Crete

First stop at Kalogeros beach for a skinny dip

First stop at Kalogeros beach for a skinny dip

Mini-Description:
A trip along the wild west coast of Sfakia which is only accessible by boat or hiking through the E4 path. After we leave Chora Sfakion you can enjoy our boat trip in the nude! Our first skinny dipping stop is Kalogeros (Monk) beach where we are all alone. Beautiful rock formations make snorkeling a must, so make sure to bring your masks and tubes! On our way to our next stop we approach the coast and you can have a view of the famous Samaria gorge. Next stop is St Paul beach with its 10th century Byzantine church and the beautiful pine forest. A tavern there can offer you some shade and a nice cold drink. After the second skinny dipping dive in the fresh water of St Paul we continue to the picturesque village of Loutro where we can enjoy our lunch. Last stop of our naturist boat trip is Sweet Water beach where we enjoy our last skinny dip! Make sure to shower with the cold clean water coming straight from the White Mountains. Keep in mind that the beaches we reach are wild and have no quay, so it is essential that you can swim a short distance to the shore. We will bring your camera, towels and whatever else needed in a waterproof bag. All you have to worry about is enjoying the sunshine and the sea bottom views!

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Excursion To Imbros Gorge

Group Photo inside Imbros Gorge!

Group Photo inside Imbros Gorge!

Mini-Description:
A morning ride through a beautiful forest and a windy road gets us to Imbros gorge entrance. A cool air breeze at 780 m makes the walk easier and during the different seasons one can notice different flowers blooming. Dragon Lilly and delphinium in spring, wild mint and sea squill in autumn are some of these! An easy, but still requiring good shoes, 2,5 hours walk downhill. Have an apple with you for the donkey we might meet on our way down and enjoy nature’s scents and views!

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Excursion At Pachnes – 2456m Above Sea!

Vritomartis Route to Pachnes

Route to Pachnes

Mini-Description

Pachnes is the highest mountain summit of Crete (2456m) according to the latest satellite measurements and it is certainly a place you must visit if you are interested in hiking. The way to Pachnes through Anopolis and the pine tree forest ends after a 2-hour hiking trip. The sea of mountains as described by our guests, the lunar landscape… and the views of Cretan and Libyan sea create a breathtaking view!

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Jeep Safari & Naked Hiking At Ilingas Gorge

Jeep Safari - Naked Hiking

Jeep Safari – Naked Hiking

Mini-Description

We start with an uphill ride with spectacular views of the Libyan sea on a curvy road to reach Anopolis village. The adventure starts when off road driving through a pine forest leads us to the beginning of Ilingas gorge. A short walk downhill and we reach a 14th century church and the only water spring in the area. Then the naturist part begins! 1,5 to 2 hours walk just like Adam and Eve and then off to Anopolis for a tasty lunch with traditional products and lots of tsikoudia! Join and you won’ t regret it!

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Excursion To Aradena Gorge 12/06/15 & 19/06/15

Walking Down the Hard Path

Walking Down the Hard Path

Mini – Description of the tour:
The wildest, most impressive gorge of the municipality. A Bailey noisy bridge brings us to the village of Aradena, which was abandoned after a vendetta. We walk down the walls of the gorge and the adventure starts. Eight more challenging vertical passages. Red colored walls, wild goats and herbs scents. The spectacular scenery is completed as soon as Gryffon Vultures show up in the sky… Time for a drink or a Sfakian pie with the view of the clear blue sea and marble rock caves!

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Excursion To Loutro & Sweet Water Beach 04/06/15

Just Above Sweet Water Beach

Just Above Sweet Water Beach

Mini – Description of the tour

We start on Thursdays at 8.00 from the hotel and our first stop is Loutro where we have some time for a drink. Afterwards we take the path and after 1 hour walk, enjoying the endless blue sea and sky, we arrive at Sweet Water beach. Sweet Water beach has springs of fresh ice-cold water coming straight from the White Mountains. The eastern part of the beach is naturist and there are Tamarix trees offering shade as well as umbrellas and sunbeds for rent. The tavern offers a variety of drinks as well as delicious food! We return with a private boat and we are back at the hotel around 12.45.

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Vritomartis Resort Was Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor’s Certificate Of Excellence

12/6/2015

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Recognized as a Top Performing hotel as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

Vritomartis Naturist Resort today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its 5th year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

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