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greek_ggirl

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Overall, Greece has a pretty relaxed dress code and no one really bats an eye if people wear revealing clothing. This is especially true for the summer and in beach towns, it's very common to see women and men walking around in bathing suits and short shorts. The one thing that you need to be careful of in Greece, is how you're going to dress when visiting a monastery or church, and this applies to men and women. I recommend covering your shoulders, and wearing something that is long enough to cover right above the knee, or even below. It's easy just to bring a shawl and you should be fine! It is unlikely that someone will point it out or complain, it's just a matter of respecting the dress code.
 
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Hash

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Overall, Greece has a pretty relaxed dress code and no one really bats an eye if people wear revealing clothing. This is especially true for the summer and in beach towns, it's very common to see women and men walking around in bathing suits and short shorts. The one thing that you need to be careful of in Greece, is how you're going to dress when visiting a monastery or church, and this applies to men and women. I recommend covering your shoulders, and wearing something that is long enough to cover right above the knee, or even below. It's easy just to bring a shawl and you should be fine! It is unlikely that someone will point it out or complain, it's just a matter of respecting the dress code.
Fabulous advice!👌....the number of times I had to turn away Tourists from my Excursions was unbelievable despite informing and specifying dress codes for these places of worship... actually Tinos is strictly controlled and rightfully so...
 
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Fabulous advice!👌....the number of times I had to turn away Tourists from my Excursions was unbelievable despite informing and specifying dress codes for these places of worship... actually Tinos is strictly controlled and rightfully so...
This is very good to know, thank you. Why is Tinos more controlled?
 
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This is very good to know, thank you. Why is Tinos more controlled?
Because of the large volume of worshippers who visit and if I remember correctly many years ago they also used to assist visitors to lend protective clothing etc but all that may not exist now.....common sense really to dress appropriately...we have the same issues here in Thailand where people are dressed so impolitely when visiting temples, it is unbelievable,then we have the Instagram crowds who want to take pictures with short skirts and shorts and nearly nothing on top.. guys with vests etc....
 

k_tsoukalas

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Yes, I try to dress respectfully. As tempting as it is, I realized the hard way I can't walk around in my bathing suit all the time, despite spending a lot of time by the pool and at the beach. So, I actually use a dress that covers my shoulders as a coverup so that I can transition from beach/pool to restaurants/shopping/sightseeing without needing to go back to my room.
 

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