I don't know about that, Shakespearstar, but it's interesting and, in my own opinion, a good thing that Salou in Spain have pledged to fine shirt-less and bikini-clad tourists in the streets and in restaurants. The mayor was recently quoted as saying: "We want to ensure that Salou has a good image".
Message posted by Scotia Yannis on 08 July 2010 at 9:53pm - IP Logged
Sorry guys I support BoltonLinda, get a life if sitting next to someone on holiday in a Greek taverna who is not wearing a top causes problems even if they are fat or thin then great stuff you have no worries. I like many others wonder how many men would complain if it was a beautiful woman.
There are many problems in Greece and here in the UK that deserve comment I am of the opinion that this does not
Live and let live and enjoy Corfu topless if this is your fancy.
PS might even go topless this year myself.
Message posted by stripe on 08 July 2010 at 10:14pm - IP Logged
I guess from the previous comments that there are mixed opinions in this, I however fall into "it's not polite" category. If I owned a taverna/restaurant then I would insist that customers covered up. I know everyone deserves a holiday but a bit of respect for others never goes amiss in my book.
Message posted by Paxos Kostas on 08 July 2010 at 10:16pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by shakespearstar on 08 July 2010
This has just reminded me of an afternoon in the middle of Gaios on Paxos.
We sat down to lunch and watched people walking back and fro all rather hot and all in different attire. Suddenly my eyes popped and I couldn't help but say, " Good God! Fancy walking down the road like that!" Hubby turned and looked but never said a word. She was about 20+ and had on the smallest thong I have ever seen. Call me a prude but thongs are great on the beach but not walking down the middle of the road!! Hubby like most men no doubt wasn't complaining very much I noticed!
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Message posted by Gerry Snr on 08 July 2010 at 10:28pm - IP Logged
One of the reasons I love Greece and Corfu is that no dress code is required at a beach taverna, the chairs are not upholstered in ornate fabrics! So no suntan oil is transferred to the fabric.
People are popping in for a bit of lunch or a drink, most ladies cover their legs with a sarong, no one seems to mind if their bikini tops are on view!
What are men supposed to wear under the same circumstances? A Caftan perhaps! I think not.
Most eating places don't require a dress code, men and ladies wearing shorts are acceptable unless in a very high class establishment of an evening
As long as a man is wearing shorts with a pocket that holds his wallet, I'm sure he'll be welcomed with open arms
When all said and done, the shirtless man is on holiday and is chilling out, a few weeks out of the year where dress code is not the most important thing on his mind and he does not have to conform!
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