Athens – A Greek court allowed a group of 17 British tourists in Crete to go free after they were arrested for wearing nun costumes and allegedly flashing their backsides at residents, reports said Tuesday.
The British men, aged between 18 and 60, were arrested by police at the popular tourist resort of Malia over the weekend.
Police arrested the men for insulting the Catholic church and they faced charges of causing a scandal through provocative acts.
According to the Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini, the men turned up in court dressed like nuns, carrying crosses and wearing thongs under their skirts and showing people their bottoms.
They were eventually allowed to go free after no witnesses turned up in court to testify that their behaviour had been offensive.
The tourist resort of Malia is notorious for attracting boisterous visitors who visit each year in large numbers, the majority of them from Britain. (dpa)