Western girls flocked to Greece to meet their intercourse drives.
Long unkempt, greasy locks, bushy mustaches, unbuttoned silk tops that show down hairy chests and gold crosses on golden chains; it may never be what Greeks we look like but – in the 1970s and 80s – this was how a foreigner would describe someone Greek like me want the rest of the world to think.
The guys whom popularised the archetypal image of this duration had been called “kamaki” – a Greek slang word for the type of guy whom spends nearly all of their amount of time in tourist areas wanting to get girls. Kissing a Greek woman in the past would add up to asking on her turn in marriage but that has beenn’t the outcome for the English and Scandinavian girls visiting Greece into the summer.
Into the years before the Greek junta that is military of, Greece’s unique providing of ocean, sunlight and sand covered in semi-naked bodies resulted in a rise in tourism. The Sexual Revolution had simply absorbed the western, therefore young adults from that area of the globe travelled to Greece looking for a frantic summer time of love.
“Doctors, attorneys, builders – all teenage boys of my generation were ‘kamakis’. The truth is, Greek girls didn’t actually head out then,” John Klouvas, probably the most popular kamakis of times, told me time that is last visited the area of Rhodes. “We were intimately hungry and AIDS did not occur. I became born in 1955 – around 1970, when I happened to be 15, mass tourism exploded. It had been by way of those girls that are foreign we arrived of age. All the Greek girls desired would be to get hitched. All my buddies ended up married to international girls.”