Can anyone please let me know for the girlfriend's benefit as to whether or not topless sunbathing is permitted or tolerated on the beach at the Paloma Renaissance hotel in Beldibi, Kemer Turkey. There is no difference compared to European beaches unless you are fully nude. I don't think that is true. Topless sunbathing is not really thought well of in Turkey. If your girlfriend does it very discreatly on the beach it should be ok but I think she should really look and see if anyone else is doing it first. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.
Probably best to contact your hotel but topless sunbathing is not nearly as common in Turkey as it is in other countries. Although not illegal, it isn't seen as particularly respectful to the mainly Muslim community, and you may receive some unwanted attention or comments. In many years of holidaying in Turkey I have only ever seen one lady sunbathing topless. It's not something I would do in Turkey although have done in other parts of the world. Topless sunbathing is not really the done thing in Turkey. After all the majority of the population are Muslim and they would find it very disrespectful.
Hi Nick and Lins. Love your blogs. Thanks for this addition Rob! We meant this in the same way as we would say that Belgium is a Christian country, just based on the religion of the majority. However, there is a lot of informal space.
Every year, thousands of women rush to the beaches and swimming pools of Turkey. The first day is consumed with thoughts of getting a golden sun kissed tan. Towels are laid on sunbeds, the oil is rubbed into pearly white skin, then the bikini top comes off and they lie back to relax while the world passes them by. Sunbathing without a bikini top is rarely discussed in public.