Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Title: Crete Naturally - Vritomartis
Genre: Travelogue, in full colour
Language: English
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Format: DVD, PAL
Cast: Charlie Simonds, Holly Newell, Hans & Marieke, Sally and Sue
Music: Greek traditional music
Film Editor: Charlie Simonds
Directors: Charlie Simonds and Holly Newell
Producers: Charlie Simonds and Holly Newell
Region: 2
No. of Discs: 1
DVD Release Year: 2001 by Parafotos Film Productions
Running Time: 0:59:40
Product Code: PARA 034
Entry No.: 2009002
Entry Date: 13th March 2009


Vritomartis, apart from having been a Cretan Goddess in mythical times, is a luxury naturist hotel complex situated on Crete's south coast. In this film, Charlie and Holly, assisted by Hans and Marieke, Sally and Sue, investigate the many outstanding facets of Vritomartis and, in the process, discover a variety of local, unspoilt naturist beaches.

During the 7-day stay at the hotel Charlie and his team took the opportunity of visiting the Imbros Gorge, the ruined but still impressive Frangokastello, Sweet Water Beach, Hora Sfakion, and numerous unspoilt beaches along the rugged coast.

Charlie interviewed Pavlos Stamatakis, the owner of the hotel, who outlined his plans. The complex, opened in 1993, had been an extremely popular destination with foreign naturists. Jan Gardner of Dune Leisure Ltd, who had just turned ?, noted the popularity of the resort among British holiday-makers and their wish to come back.

A day trip by charter boat helped the British contingent uncover the hidden, scenic beauty of Southern Crete, which otherwise could not be reached by car.
Crete Naturally - Vritomartis is a superb film produced by and for naturists and it has been a great asset to Greek tourism.

Shot in the summer of 2000 and released in 2001, this film is among the top twenty nudist films of our times as per Mark Storey's listing published in 2003. See also our post of 3/13/09.

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