by the CNN
Some tips on how to be a better beach bum:
The survey counted 8,606 survey responses from across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.
Most respondents favor beach vacations above any other type of holiday.
Australians, Dutch, French, Japanese, Singaporeans and Spaniards prefer historical/cultural sightseeing, whereas New Zealanders say visiting friends and family is the most important holiday activity.
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As it did in last year’s Flip Flop Report, Germany outranked all other free-spirited nations in the enjoyment of public nudity.
New beach survey may help travelers decide on appropriate swimwear.The study measures global tolerance of that most infamous of tiny triangular swimsuits.
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Walking on the beach (78%) is the most popular seaside activity for Americans, followed by people-watching (64%), swimming (61%) and rolling around on a towel like a sausage in a pan (i.e., "sunbathing," 56%).
Americans also report that they buy new outfits (46%), work out (33%), diet (26%) and get waxed (13%) before embarking on beach vacations.
With or without their tops and bottoms, Germans swim at the beach the most (90%).
Germans second most favorite beach activity? Reading.
Maybe it gives them something to pretend to be doing while.... sneaking looks at their fellow free-wheeling sun worshippers.
C'mon, get in, what are you afraid of?
Not all nationalities bring the same anxieties to the beach.
According to the survey, when at the beach, Americans most fear, in order,
The overwhelming top fear among Singaporeans is
sharks (85%), with
40% of Singaporeans saying they won't swim in the ocean because of sharks.
About 40% of Americans fear sharks,
but only 7% say they avoid the water for that reason.
Indians beachgoers are the biggest lovers of building sanding castles.
They’re also the most active beach bums --
playing the most water sports -–
as well as the group that gets the most massages at the beach.
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Paros The Destination for windsurfers
A magnet for windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing fans, Paros Island, located in the heart of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea attracts sailors from all over the world to enjoy its perfect wind conditions and pristine white beaches
Paros Island Municipality is committed to supporting the ever growing sport of kite surfing, and will award a prize of free accommodation and travel expenses to Paros to the first 6 winners (3 men and 3 women) of the upcoming European Kite Racing Championships 2013, which take place in Gizzeria, Italy from 24-28 July.
By BYM Sailing, July 23, 2013
..."Oh, did we mention that to add to the beauty there's a creepy factor, too? There's a large boat that just sits on the beach that is supposedly a wrecked smuggler's ship (hence the beaches nickname of Smuggler's Cove). Hey, at least there's shade....."
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Tide of opposition forces temporary government retreat over 'development' plans
gathering more than 135,000 signatures. Environmentalists said the bill would "degrade" the country's natural heritage and "harm the tourist sector". Got to the petition for the Greek Beaches , To join the campaign click on the image above
Yes, the beach!
408 beaches and 10 marinas in Greece have been recognized this year for their excellent seawater quality, litter management, organization of the swimming area, safety procedures for bathers and protection of the environment, among other factors, as announced on May on 7 May by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature for the 2014 Blue Flag quality awards, By Greek Travel Pages
393 Greek beaches and 9 marinas awarded the Blue Flag for the 2013 as top of Europe's
....Greece once again ranked second place on the Blue Flag quality award list among 49 countries with one beach less compared to 2012, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature announced at a special event held on 26 May at Voula beach, in Attica.
A total of 393 beaches and nine marinas were honored with the quality “Blue Flag” award in Greece.
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sail like modern Odysseus
a mosaic across the heart of the Aegean Sea: sun-drenched outposts of hills and limestone cliffs dotted by villages of snow-white cube-shaped buildings
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