You may remember the drunken football team nuns story earlier in the year – as a possible consequence the Brit and Greek Police met in Zakynthos….
The Melbourne Age newspaper reported on July 24 that Britain has urged young tourists not to drink too much while on holiday in Greece. Britain urged Greece to ban organized "bar-hopping" tours and clamp down on doctored drinks to help stop young British tourists getting into alcohol-related trouble, officials said.
British holidaymakers account for about a fifth of the 15 million tourists a year who visit Greece, one of Europe’s top holiday destinations. But young Britons have gained notoriety for drunken, violent and sometimes indecent behavior.
Police officials from both countries met on the island of Zakynthos in July to discuss the problem.
"The British police officials called for more controls on bars to prevent drink adulteration and the illegal sale of alcohol to minors, and asked police to use less violence when arresting drunken tourists," said a Greek police official who declined to be named.
According to British Foreign Office data, 16- to 20-year olds represent a third of all Britons visiting Greece, but account for more than 70 per cent of Britain’s annual 800-900 consular cases there.
In May, 17 British men went on trial dressed in nun’s habits (see them here) after being arrested for baring their bottoms in public on the island of Crete.
Flyers, beer mats and business cards reading "If you drink too much, things can get out of control" will be handed out to British tourists on Greek islands this year as part of a British campaign titled "Another side to paradise."
Has anyone seen any of the beer mats, flyers or business cards displaying the message?