Greece in 2008: Boardshorts or Speedo?

Old Jun 26th, 2008, 02:22 PM
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Greece in 2008: Boardshorts or Speedo?

At the end of August I will be spending 10 nights in Greece. It will be my first trip there in 23 years. I know this is a silly question, but...

I have two types of bathing suit -- a new, unworn Quicksilver boardshort and the traditional black Speedo.

While I am no spring chicken and have little-to-no muscle definition I am not obese either. 6'1", about 200 pounds.

What's the best bet to wear in 2008 Greece to reduce my chances of being verbally abused and ridiculed?

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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 02:35 PM
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We just got back from Greece. Many European men wear speedos, whether they should or not. No one's going to abuse or ridicule you for either choice.
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 02:36 PM
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I cant imagine the Greeks will care either way. When I was there last there were people in every kind of bathing suit (and some in none at all in fact) Where what you will enjoy more.

Have fun in lovely Greece!

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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 06:04 PM
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Agree that in europe you will see everything - and I do mean everything.

It's best to wear what YOU will be comfortable in - esp if someone will be taking holiday photos.

(Personally my belief is that speedos belong only on those with bodies like competitive swimmers.)
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 06:07 PM
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I agree with nytraveler. I don't think Greeks or tourists on the beaches will give a rat's derriere, but if it were me I'd rather see you in the boardshorts unless you're Olympic material.
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 07:15 PM
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 08:40 PM
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worldbag, Americans don't use that particular bit of slang, but I hope he can guess....
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 09:05 PM
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You're detail-oriented, Jan. Why don't you just go ahead and explain?
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 09:26 PM
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If you just want to spend time on the beach to sun bathe, wear whatever you feel comfortable in.

If you want to swim, speedos or similar are the better choice since they dry much faster, which would be what your doctor recommended.

The only place I've seen people being verbally "abused" and ridiculed for wearing speedos would be this forum.
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 10:34 PM
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In some other unrelated post, a witty fodorite stated "No one will pay any attention to you unless you are young, thin, and beautiful" ;-)
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Old Jun 26th, 2008, 11:44 PM
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You will see both boardshorts and Speedos. You will see all shapes and sizes of body. Unless you are there to pull, no one will care what you wear or what you look like in them.
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 01:16 AM
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Who cares?
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 09:51 AM
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They are small...bring them both.
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Old Jun 27th, 2008, 10:55 AM
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"They are small...bring them both."

What else would he do????????????
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