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Gay-friendly destinations in Greece

Athens ● Crete ● Lesvos ● Mykonos ● Skiathos ● 22 March 2017
 

Some destinations in Greece are considered to be gay-friendly places and receive many gay and lesbian tourists every summer. Generally, the most touristic places in Greece are gay-tolerant, and every traveller will not encounter any discrimination, but some places have been specifically characterised thus and offer many gay-friendly hotels and bars. Furthermore, there are in Greece special events on various islands to support homosexual rights and fight against homophobia.


1. Mykonos

Mykonos is the most famous gay-friendly place in Greece, if not in Europe. Many places in Mykonos are especially organised to match the needs of the homosexual community. Gay hotels are the perfect choice for a romantic accommodation with your partner, and be ready to enjoy the gay-friendly facilities that will make your vacations unforgettable. Mykonos has amazing beaches, and the good news are that some of them -like Elia Beach (Mykonos) and Super Paradise Beach (Mykonos)- are the place to be for all gay and lesbian travellers. At nights, there are many events, beach parties and performing acts that you will certainly find interesting, and of course Mykonos Town is full of gay and lesbian-friendly bars and cafes to enjoy your drink and have fun undistracted.


2. Skiathos

Skiathos is also a gay-friendly destination. Full of young and open-minded people, Skiathos is the second island of Greece, after Mykonos, that has developed homosexual- friendly tourism. The warm heartedness of the locals will surely make you feel at home.


3. Lesvos

Lesvos is the birthplace of the ancient poetess Sappho, and thus, it features a long tradition on lesbian lifestyle. Lesvos is the number one preference of lesbian couples in Greece. The Annual international Eressos Women's Festival includes many performances, workshops and fashion shows, informing the people about the rights of the homosexual community. In Lesvos, you will not feel isolated, but the amazing thing is that it is also an island that attracts honeymooners, families and many young people. They are all open-minded, and you will be welcome everywhere.


4. Athens

Athens, as the capital of Greece, is a vivid city, where many festivals and parades, like the Athens Pride Parade, take place to spread the rights of the homosexual community. Furthermore, it is full of gay-friendly hotels, hostels and bars, while Athens is famous for its alternative character and its tolerance of the different.


5. Crete

Crete has organised with great success in 2015 the LGBT Pride Festival to support the big amount of homosexual tourists that it receives every summer and fight against sexual racism. In Crete, you can enjoy relaxed vacations in an incredible scenery, without having to worry about discrimination or intolerance. 


Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hotel Cybele
Hotel Cybele
7, Kolokotroni & Dagkli str.,Pefki, 15121 Athens, Greece

Hotel Cybele is located in Pefki, just an 11-minute walk from Maroussi Metro Station. Athens city centre is 19 km away and Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is 28 km away.

Hostel & Appartment in Kalambaka, Greece Hostel Meteora
Hostel Meteora
51, Tiouson & Papagou str., Trikala, 42100 Kalambaka, Greece

Hostel Meteora is located in the heart of Trikala city, 20 km east from Kalambaka village and famous Meteora monasteries. There is bus and train connection every 1 hour and it takes only 15 minutes to reach the Holy Meteora. Another places of interest in Thessaly region such as Delphi, Mount Olympus and Kissavos Beaches are easily accessible from lively Trikala city. Trikala is 328 km from Athens and can be reached with a bus or a train within 4 hours.

Hotel & Spa in Chalkidiki, Greece Porto Carras Sithonia
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Porto Carras Sithonia
Sithonia, 63081 Chalkidiki, Greece

Porto Carras Sithonia is located only 110 km (about 60 minutes drive) from the International Airport "Macedonia" Thessaloniki #and 120 km (about 75 minutes drive) from the center of Thessaloniki.#Neos Marmaras is just 1.5 km away. #Located on the sandy beach of Chalkidiki,amidst 17630 acres of nature, the multi-awarded Porto Carras Sithonia #offers 5-star accommodation surrounded by landscaped gardens.#The Blue Flag beach is ideal for various activities such as swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, #water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing and sailing.#


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