For ease of use, the beaches are listed starting at Rethymnon and moving anticlockwise so westwards along the north coast of Crete, then southwards along the west coast, then eastwards on the south coast, all the way to Agios Pavlos that's the one close to Agia Galini. Generally the water on the north coast is a touch warmer than on the south coast but not as clear or clean. The water on the south coast Libyan sea is slightly colder because the mountains drop steeply into the sea and there are a number of cold underground springs emerging into the sea. The sea is very clear, apparently due to a high concentration of limestone in the water. Nudism is illegal in Greece except in a few designated areas but tolerated in a number of places.
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There are not any gay-only hotels in Crete, not even gay guesthouses. That, however, is not a bad thing. There various beaches around the island, where you can admire the local men's beauty and not only. Near Agios Nikolaos city, you will find the beaches of Vai and Agia Fotia, which are the most popular gay friendly beaches of the area.
Thanks to cjheraklion for that piece of information I am just on my way back from Crete sitting in Athens Airport writing this! Just spent a week staying at Villa Ralfa in Port Hersonissos , which is a place I stayed at in , and which is still only the real gay and lesbian guesthouse accommodations on Crete, Greece. Nice to know that Villa Ralfa is still going strong and the owner hasn't let the grass grow under his feet as he has made quite a few changes to the place since I last stayed including get another dog as the original 'Ralfa' died some time ago.