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Athens Gay Guide

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

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 What can I find in this Gay Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated gay travel guide, to help you easily plan your next gay holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top gay bars, gay events, and other gay hots-pots, as well as gay-friendly Hotels to stay!

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34 Hotels for Gay travellers in Athens

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Gay Tips

There are several gay beaches nearby Athens, the most popular of which is limanakia. These beaches are filled with gay people and cruising is pretty popular, so you should note that before visiting.

Athens Gay Pride festival is one of the most popular gay events throughout the year attracting people from all over the country. It usually takes place every June but the exact date is not specific. 

The gay clubbing scene of Athens is pretty developed featuring several gay clubs scattered through the city, though the majority of them are concentrated in Gazi area. Popular gay clubs in Athens are Sodade2, Apartment, Shamone, Moe, Fou Club and S-Cape.

The gay bars and clubs of Athens are not the typical ones you might find in other European cities. They are usually packed with people on Friday-Saturday and flirting is something quite common, but things don’t get cruisy. The majority of them have an entrance fee.

In Gazi, you will find a wide range of gay bars, clubs, cafes, saunas and other gay venues while in St. Irene you will find a couple of hot gay venues like Rooster or Flex Sauna.

The two major areas of Athens that attract the majority of the local gay community and visitors are Gazi Area and St. Irene’s Square.

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Gay Holidays in vibrant Athens, Greece

Gay Athens has become a 'thing' the last years, with more and more travelers choosing to visit it every year. Gay life in Athens cannot be described as intense, however, it's very organized and beautiful. Even though there is still a little conservatism prominent in the city, the locals are actually very friendly and welcoming people. The local gay community is active and open, so there is naturally a developed gay scene in Athens!

The gay life of Athens is always active and the destination has, generally, a calm weather, making a good option any time of the year. The best period to visit Athens, though, is from March to Late June and from September to Late November, when the weather is the best, without being too hot or too cold. The gay bars and clubs of Athens get especially crowded during the summer months!

In Gazi, you will find a wide range of gay bars, clubs, cafes, and gay cruising hotspots while in St. Irene you will find a couple of hot gay venues like Rooster or Flex Sauna. The gay clubbing scene of Athens is pretty developed featuring several gay clubs scattered through the city, though the majority of them are concentrated in Gazi area. Popular gay clubs in Athens are Sodade2Apartment, Shamone, Moe, Fou Club and S-Cape.

There are several gay beaches nearby Athens, filled with gay people and cruising is pretty popular, so you should note that before visiting. Limanakia Beach is surely the most popular gay beach near Athens, attracting gay crowds even during winter. Other popular gay beaches in Athens are Asteria Beach in VouliagmeniKineta Nudist Beach Area, and Varkiza Gay Beach.

Athens Gay Pride festival
 is one of the most popular gay events throughout the year attracting people from all over the country. It usually takes place every June but the exact date is not specific. Banana Boys is a gay monthly event taking place at the end of each month in a different venue. The local gay bars, clubs, and saunas organize frequent gay-themed nights like Bear Wednesdays, Greek Tuesdays, Drag Sundays and More


The Best Hotels in Athens for Gay Travellers

Even though there is not any exclusively gay hotels or guesthouses in Athens, there are many boutique hotels that welcome gay travelers from all over the world. Since the gay scene of Athens is centered in Gkazi area, we would recommend you to stay in a hotel in Athen's center. We have collected a list of gay-friendly hotels in Athens with personalized concierge tips as well as their nearby gay places!

The Top Places in Athens for Gay Travellers

The most popular gay bars, gay clubs and gay cruising hotspots are located in Gkazi Area, while in St. Irene you will find a couple of hot gay venues like Rooster or Flex Sauna. The gay clubbing scene of Athens is pretty developed featuring several gay clubs scattered through the city, though the majority of them are concentrated in Gazi area. Popular gay clubs in Athens are Sodade2Apartment, Shamone, Moe, Fou Club and S-Cape.

Places & Things to do
for Gay travellers

Museum

Hellenic Motor Museum

sightseeing , events & festivals

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Food Market

Central Market Of Athens

local products , fruit & vegetables , groceries

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Restaurant

Funky Gourmet

gourmet cuisine , local cuisine , mediterranean cuisine

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Opera

Greek National Opera

outdoor activities , concerts & shows

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Spa Center

Athens Fish Spa Massage And Hammam

wellness & massage , relaxation & detox , luxury spa therapies

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Restaurant

Oineas Restaurant

mediterranean cuisine , traditional recipes , local cuisine , coffee & drinks

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How to get there

  • By car
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  • By bus
  • By ferry

Move around

  • Metro
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  • Electric trolley-buses
  • Taxi
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Ideal for

  • City breaks
  • Shopping
  • Performances & theaters
  • Fine-dining
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Couples holidays
  • Weekends
  • Clubbing

Destination Type

  • City

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