Gymnasion (gymnasium)

This section  contains educational information on where and how to practice naturist activities. The possibilities are practically countless, and that’s only what we are aware of 🙂 Just ask us, buffs of naturism in the buff!

Did you know that the word ‘gymnasium’ actually means a place to train and study naked? Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia:

“The gymnasium in ancient Greece functioned as a training facility for competitors in public games. It was also a place for socializing and engaging in intellectual pursuits. The name comes from the Ancient Greek term γυμνός [gymnós] meaning “naked”.

The word gymnasium is the latinisation of the Greek noun γυμνάσιον (gymnasion), “gymnastic school”, in pl. “bodily exercises” and generally “school” which in turn is derived from the common Greek adjective γυμνός (gymnos) meaning “naked”, by way of the related verb γυμνάζω (gymnazo), whose meaning is “to train naked”, “train in gymnastic exercise”, generally “to train, to exercise”. The verb had this meaning because one undressed for exercise. Historically, the gymnasium was used for exercise, communal bathing, and scholarly and philosophical pursuits. The English noun gymnast, first recorded in 1594, is formed from the Greek γυμναστής (gymnastēs), but in Greek this word means “trainer” not “gymnast”. The palaistra was the part of the gymnasium devoted to wrestling, boxing and ball games.”

Our gymnasium is a good starting point for you to learn about naturist activities, naked lifestyle from historical and anthropological perspective, and some of the best locations for naturist vacations (well, not necessarily vacations, any kind of leisure…)

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