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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.

Mykonos Super Paradise

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.

Skiathos port

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.

Molyvos Lesvos

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.

Acropolis in Athens

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. 

Chania port

Where to Stay

Hotel in Porto Cheli, Greece Best Western Rozos Hotel
Best Western Rozos Hotel
Main Street, 21061 Porto Cheli, Greece

Best Western Rozos Hotel is situated right in front of the beach in charming, seaside fishing village Porto Cheli, in the municipality of Ermionida, in Peloponnese. The distance from the port is 700 m. There is a regular ferry connection from Athens, Piraeus, and from the Saronic islands Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Spetses.

Hotel in Dimitsana, Greece Koustenis Village
Koustenis Village
Dimitsana, 22007 Dimitsana, Greece

Koustenis village is set in a beautiful location in the traditional village of Dimitsana, close to the popular Menalon Trail. The nearest airport is Kalamata Airport which is 90 km away.

Hotel in Ioannina, Greece Krikonis Hotel
Krikonis Hotel
10, Niarchou Str., 45500 Ioannina, Greece

Krikonis Hotel is located in Ioannina, close to the city center and close to the University of Ioannina. The National Airport of Ioannina is a 15-minute drive away from the property.


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