We are going to Athens this June for a wedding. This is our first trip to Europe, we usually just do cruises or all-inclusive in the Caribbean. I have been all over the internet looking for pictures of what to wear in Greece and not stick out as an American rube, but all I can find are tips for young fashionable people. I'm 45, my husband is 59, we aren't young, slim or fashionable. If we take our kids (18 & 12) to a beach, should my husband wear a speedo instead of his regular board shorts? Do middle-aged women wear bikinis? I only wear 1 piece at home, but if a 1 piece will make me stand out more than my stretch marks hanging out of a bikini, then I will wear a bikini.
We will leave the jeans and tennis shoes at home and bring trousers and Birkenstock or Rockports for my husband and I will bring some knit, jersey dresses. I know that we won't pass for greek, especially when my Southern good-old-boy husband opens his mouth, but I just don't want to stick out like a sore thumb. When in Rome...haha.
Also, how much will we need to worry about Greek men giving my 18 year old daughter a hard time? And what is the protocol for handling any issues? We took her to Jamaica when she was 13, guys kept trying to sell her drugs, and propositioning her 17 year old sister. Is it better to ignore it, or go the public shaming route?
Thanks for any advice.