The wonderful Greek island of Kefalonia is home to Vassaliki Naturist Club, Greece's newest naturist resort. Located along the west coast of mainland Greece, Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands, covering 786sq.kms.
This beautiful island is mountainous with rich woodlands and extensive vineyards in its wonderfully natural environment. There are 254kms of highly indented coastline containing superb beaches and deep crystal clear bays.
Owners, Mark and Samantha Taylor, have had the foresight to ensure that Vassaliki complements this natural splendour. The air conditioned rooms, many with stunning views, retain their traditional Greek charm and provide a welcome retreat at the end of a busy day exploring the resort facilities.
The well maintained gardens and grounds, which are surrounded by lush olive groves and pine trees, contain a glistening swimming pool with it's own pool bar, ample parking and an al fresco dining experience like no other!
All accommodation consists of quality rooms which have been newly furnished and are well appointed with modern facilities. They have new curtains, freshly painted walls, new paintings, memory foam mattresses and new bedding.
The double rooms and chalet all have a separate bedroom and can sleep up to four people (2 on a sofa bed).
These apartments have an open plan living area. The smaller, cosy studios have an open plan bedroom. All accommodation has a dining table, kitchenette (with small cooker and fridge/freezer) and separate shower room. All rooms also have patio or balcony areas, many with great views to the mountains, the sea or both!
The accommodation is on a self catering basis. The pool bar and under cover dining area is fully equipped to offer a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, hot and cold freshly prepared bar snacks and ice creams.
A ten minute drive away is the local town of Argostoli which has a good selection of supermarkets and local shops along with a large choice of restaurants and bars.
The emphasis on community at Vassaliki creates a friendly social atmosphere and the young, vibrant and friendly staff are always on hand to ensure that you get the very best from your naturist experience.
This can range from just relaxing in the resort to the more energetic additional excursions such as naturist sailing.
In low season, when the pool is cooler, there are pilates classes three times a week. These are at beginners level and last for about 30 minutes under the gazebo at the end of the pool.
In June, July, August
and September there are Aquagym classes three times a week in the pool.
These are a mixture of low and high impact, again simple but lots of fun
and laughter for 30 minutes.
Why not join Mark and Sam one evening on a short walk to one of the local tavernas. The Greek hosts will serve a selection of Greek dishes to try along with some local wine and beer.
Eat and drink until the money runs out! Maybe the next day you would like to relax at Vassaliki with one of a range of therapies such as holistic, Indian head or hot stone massage.
"Booking during the school holidays can be expensive, but not with Vigla Natura.
We don’t put our prices up during the school holidays.
If you book one of our large one bedroom apartments and have two extra beds in the living area, the cost of your accommodation can be as little as €30 per person per day.
A stay with us in July and August is great value for money and the island is alive with festivals and events. The biggest event of the year is the celebration of the patron saint of Kefalonia St Gerassimos.
This festival is on 16th August for two days when the Saint's remains are brought out from his resting place and carried in procession along the streets.
This brings many people to the island and it creates an exciting and infectious atmosphere."
Whichever season you decided to visit Vassaliki, the average air temperature would be in the 20's with an average of between 8 and 13 hours sunshine a day. The sea temperature can vary from 18c in May to 23c in high season.
Tourism on the island is well managed with small clusters of villas and locally run hotels on the outskirts of small towns and villages. The island has not been over developed and still has its traditional charms.
Should you wish to explore the island of Kefalonia there are several archaeological attractions for tourists that include Drogarati cave, Melisani water cave, Virgin of the Themata monastery, Lake Karavomylos and also the world famous Myrtos Beach, which was used in the filming of Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
If it is the freedom of a naturist holiday, together with first class facilities and service, then you need look no further than Vassaliki Naturist Club on the paradise of Kefalonia.
Vassiliki Naturist Club is a great addition to the world of naturist holidays. Young Brits Mark and Sam have upped sticks from the UK and opened a 12-apartment naturist resort - the only naturist resort on the island and in fact, across much of Greece.
It's a beautiful place with great views of the countryside and sea, with a large and inviting swimming pool, pool bar where drinks and snacks are available and large, well furnished rooms all with balconies. The small number of rooms means that Mark and Sam know all guests and there is a family atmosphere, though it is large enough to be alone if you prefer.
For the more sociable, Mark and Sam arrange group events such as a meal in a local taverna, BBQ evening, boat trips and sports and games. Kefalonia has a lot to offer and there are some lovely villages and (nude) beaches worth exploring.
Mark and Sam will even arrange for your hire car to be brought to the resort, so there is no particular need to book one for the whole holiday. Highly recommended.
Andrew Welch (British Naturism Commercial Manager)
Arrival at Night – It is recommended that guests who arrive from 19:30 onwards have a taxi from the airport as this is when most guests get lost.
Private luxury taxi transfers from the airport are €35 one way or €65 return with their English speaking taxi driver who drives an E class Mercedes.
Your car hire can be delivered to the resort for the following morning.
If you decide to book with Vassaliki please could you mention on the Booking Form that you heard about them first on The Naturist Holiday Guide. You could even send us your own testimonial!
For further details please visit Mark and Samantha's website at www.viglanatura.com