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Crete Gay Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Crete for Gay travellers

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Gay Guide Crete 2019 | Gay Hotels, Beaches, Bars & More

Speaking of gay holidays in Greece, the first island you might think of is Mykonos, but have you ever considered spending your Gay Holidays in Crete? Crete is among the most popular islands of Greece and, even if it's not known by the global gay community, it's surely worthy of a visit. The best period to visit Crete is, of course, during the summer months. During summer, Crete is literally flocked with tourists from all over the world. The locals are more relaxed and the island becomes lively again, making your night excursions in the Cretan alleys hotter than you would ever imagine. The most popular cities and towns for gay travelers on the island are HeraklionChaniaRethymnon, and Agios Nikolaos, and Malia.

The local men are still bound to masculine stereotypes, however many locals seem to experiment with their sexuality. The gay community of Crete, as you might have already realized, is hidden, so the gay places around the island are limited. The best places for gay travelers in Crete can be found in the towns referred above. Talking about Gay Crete, we could not but refer to the gay-friendly beaches dispersed through the island, which are actually a great way to socialize with the locals or meet other fellow travelers. Some of the most popular gay beaches in Crete include Sarantari Beach near Hersonissos, Komos Beach near Matala, Kavros Beach near Georgioupolis and Maherida Beach near Chania!

Related to the gay events in Crete, they are limited. There are currently not any gay events, or parties worthy of mention, except the annual gay pride. The annual gay pride of Crete takes places in June or July, and it's one of the first steps of the local gay community to 'get out of the closet'. The gay pride takes place in Heraklion city, while these are some of the best hotels for Gay Travelers in Heraklion City!

If you are searching for a hotel to stay in Crete, you can check out our amazing Hotel Collections and make up your mind easier!

The Best Hotels for Gay Travellers in Crete

There are not any gay-only hotels in Crete, not even gay guesthouses. That, however, is not a bad thing. You will find several gay-friendly hotels and resorts around the island, especially in and around the big cities of Heraklion and Chania, as well as in popular summer resorts like Agios Nikolaos, and Elounda Bay. If you prefer more privacy, we would also recommend you to choose an adults-only hotel, where you might most probably find more gay guys than in regular hotels!

The Top Places in Crete for Gay Travellers

Crete is a top summer destination, so it's only natural for the beaches to be the most popular hotspot for gay travelers around the island. There various beaches around the island, where you can admire the local men's beauty and not only. You will find the most popular gay places in Crete as well as some major sights in the map below!

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Near Agios Nikolaos city, you will find the beaches of Vai and Agia Fotia, which are the most popular gay friendly beaches of the area.

If you are seeking for discreet gay/nudist beaches in Crete, Akti Olountos, Peristeras and the beaches near Malia and Sarantari are some of the best options. Keep in mind that the nudist areas of Elafonissos beach and Vrahakia (in Agioi Apostoloi) are also visited by gay men.

If you want to go with your partner to a beach where it will be just you, the sun and the sea, you can discover isolated spots all around the island, even during the busiest days of the summer. Sfakia area is highly recommended for gay couples due its seclusion and alternative naturist beach!

Places & Things to do
for Gay travellers

Landmark

Rimondi Fountain

sightseeing , kids entertainment

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Café

Ababa Bar

cocktails & mixology drinks , coffee & drinks , gay friendly

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Bar

Efkaliptos Bar

coffee & drinks , cocktails & mixology drinks , quick meals

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Square

Eleftherias Square

sightseeing , kids entertainment

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Restaurant

To Paradosiako Tavern

traditional recipes , local cuisine

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Lake

Lake Kournas

eco friendly , kids entertainment

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How to get there

  • By ferry
  • By air

Move around

  • Buses
  • Taxi

Ideal for

  • Beach holidays
  • Sightseeing
  • Road trip
  • Family holidays
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Couples holidays
  • Local gastronomy
  • Wine tasting
  • Wellness & spa
  • Art & culture
  • Beach parties

Destination Type

  • Island

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