Vigla Natura Ltd was established in 2006 with the aim to provide exclusive holidays to the discerning naturist.
We opened the doors of Vassaliki in 2007, offering a small intimate resort in a rural natural environment to embody true naturism:
Naturism is a lifestyle in harmony with nature, expressed through personal and social nudity, and characterised by self-respect of people with different opinions and of the environment.
Vassaliki quickly became a popular and favourite resort of many guests due to the friendly and personal service. The resort has won several awards including the top 100 resorts to visit in 2009 awarded by the Telegraph.
In 2011 we ran a new concept hotel, Vasnat Naturist Spa Resort, a 4 star boutique hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. We were able to learn from this experience and hope to bring our newly gained knowledge to a location in Europe in the future.
Our UK based Reunion Weekends offer guests the opportunity to catch up with friends they have made on past holidays, enjoying a gala dinner night and relaxing in the hotels leisure facilities which are exclusively naturist for our guests.
We are proud to know that over the years we have offered relaxing naturist breaks to not only existing naturists but also to a growing number of people trying naturism for the first time.
Who are Mark and Samantha?
Mark is a qualified chef and after stints as a special dietary chef and pastry chef in the UK he took his skills abroad working in large chalet hotels in the winter and water-sports clubs in the summer. He hung up his chefs whites in the summer as the draw of the water was too much and became a water-sports instructor specialising in water-skiing and keel-boat instruction. On returning to the UK in 2000 he set up a corporate entertainment company organising corporate conferences, parties and other events.
Samantha graduated from The University of Kent and joined a management training program at JPMorgan Chase, when she left in 2006 she was a back office operations manager. Over the years however she has also held many roles in pubs, restaurants and has worked closely with exhibition and events companies, supervising the operations of different show features.
We met in 2000, married in 2004 and set up Vigla Natura Ltd together in 2006.
We both enjoy our naturist holidays and traveling. We try and snowboard in the Winter and love spending time with our families and friends.
We closed down Vassaliki at the end of the summer 2022 after two impossible years trading over the pandemic. We received very little support from either the UK or Greek government and this left us working for no income for three years which we can no longer do.
We both still love naturism and have an amazing group of guests who have supported over the years. We are now taking a few years to reassess our options and may return some day with a new Vassaliki concept!!!!
We still live in Kefalonia in the Summer as we just cannot leave this amazing island.