Every time you spend your gay holidays in Greece, a very important part of your holidays is dedicated to sea and the sun. But who doesn't want to combine their time on the beach with some flirting with handsome Greek men? If you are looking for a gay beach in Athens, you should know that you will not find a classic, organised one, but you will have the opportunity to live a more adventurous and natural experience.
Limanakia is a rocky beach with crystal clear waters, just 30 minutes drive from the city center and it is considered the daytime Gay hot-spot of the city, during the hot months of the summer. It is actually a nudist beach, filled with men enjoying the hot Greek sun, in a completely relaxed and 'flirty' mood. Since you are going to need a hotel for gay holidays in Athens, this list with gay recommended hotels in Athens will help you!
New Hotel, Syntagma
New Hotel is a well-located luxury hotel near Syntagma Square, that features wonderful views over the Acropolis and a brunch worthy to experience. It's 5 minutes' walk from St. Irene's Square, the most gay-popular square in Athens for mid-day coffee or a pre night cocktail. While, Gkazi (Kerameikos) is only a metro station away from its nearby metro station of Monastiraki. Staying at this hotel will make your city navigation easy, giving you direct access to many popular gay bars, cafes, clubs and the one and only gay beach of Limanakia. Check out the distance of Limanakia Beach from the hotel here.
How to Get There
The area of Limanakia is about a 30-45 minute drive from the city centre, in between Vouliagmeni and Varkiza. When driving, after passing the traffic lights by the Vouliagmeni Lake, you will find the beach at about 1,8 km away, driving along the Posidonos Avenue. Keep an eye on the big parking space on your right hand and you are almost there. Spot the rocky side of the beach around the parking and begin your adventure. In case you don't have a car, use the E22 bus that starts from Syntagma square. You should get off at the bus stop B Limanakia (check Map here).
Since the 'beaches' are only accessible on foot, make sure you wear convenient shoes to climb down. Wear your flip flops after you're there.
Bring your Sunscreen & Hat! There are no beach bars hence no umbrellas, so you need to be protected!
Be prepared to possibly not to find a canteen. As we mentioned above, there are no cafes or bars but some canteens, and there is a possibility they will not be at the spot you'll decide to sunbathe in. So have water & snacks with you.