About Cap'n Barefoot's
Captain Barefoot's Naturist Guide has been
online since 1996. Until March 2006 it sat quite happily on
Yahoo/Geocities-hosted website until it disappeared without
notice. It relaunched a few days later with two distinctive
domain names: barefoot.info and capnbarefoot.info. The
opportunity was taken to introduce a substantial and much-needed
modernisation and redesign aimed at making it easier to read and
In 2009 the islands pages were relaunched
again as a Wiki, designed to merge seamlessly with the homepage and the
features page of the old site.
of the material on the site is quite old, and arguably of historical
value only (and feedback is mixed about whether it shoudl remain or
The Naturist Guide to the Greek Islands was
launched in January 1996 as a regular posting to the newsgroup
uk.rec.naturist, but graduated to the Web in July the same year. Its
original title was "Ed's Naturist Guide to the Greek Islands" but was
re-named "Cap'n Barefoot's Naturist Guide" a few months later. Since
1996 it has expanded to the substantial site it is today. View one of the very first
postings of the complete Guide - but remember it is
very much out of date!
Parts of the Geocities-hosted site is
preserved on the
Machine in numerous different versions, including a
from 1999 until
2006, a matter of days before it was removed without notice
The redesign in 2006 and 2007 meant saying
goodbye to some familiar clipart that had featured on every page for
almost a decade, some of which is preserved on this page.
The site is aimed at filling a gap in the
widely available information about beaches suitable for naturism. In
the early 1980s a book named the "Sunseeker's Guide" was published,
giving detailed information about the Greek Islands and the naturist
beaches to be found there. It has not been republished. Other guide
books to Greece tend to mention naturism in passing, if they do at all,
and some (such as the Rough Guide) are somewhat discouraging. No up to
date specialist naturist guide book to Greece now exists (the general
ones such as the
INF guide tend to be very general and provide little detail) and so far
as the Captain is aware this site is the most comprehensive listing
The Captain wants to ensure that this kind
of information remains available to the naturist community. If
naturists know where to find nude beaches they will continue to use
them, and help stem the textile tide.
its Wiki form the site is intended to form a tool for the naturist
community. The Captain is not in a position (because of work
and other commitments) to update the site as regularly as he would
like and this allows genuine naturists the opportunity to do so.
The information on the site is provided by
naturists who kindly provide reports of locations suitable for nude
sunbathing and swimming in Greece. The Captain himself has also visited
a fair number - but by no means all - of these sites and although
contributions concerning many beaches have been confirmed by repeated
reports, their nature can change from year to year and from season to
season, and their continued suitability cannot be guaranteed.
The Captain has started to compile a lost beaches archive,
reproducing some picturesque reports on one-time naturist beaches that
have now been lost to the textile hordes.
Comments or contributions are welcome using
Report Page. (However, the right is reserved to edit them for
or clarity - or simply to fit them in with the existing material).