Greece offers an array of opportunities for a fantastic gay vacation. Gay travel to Greece will naturally include amazing sunrises, relaxing on white, sandy beaches, trekking to historical sites to explore ancient ruins, and ferrying between several of Greece’s breathtakingly beautiful islands. Whether you dream of a vacation that includes family fun like picking olives and exploring museums, a restful respite in a seaside resort with your partner, or a rowdy week of taking in the Athens nightlife with a group of friends, Greece will undoubtedly prove to be an ideal setting for your travel plans.
Athens has much to offer to those on a vacation, including an enticing array of clubs and bars, LGBT-friendly and LGBT-owned coffee shops and cafés and a variety of welcoming lodging options. It is a city known for a welcoming atmosphere. There are also two saunas for men who would like to partake in Greece’s bathhouse culture, including Athens Relax, which is right across the road from a popular club and has a clientele of mixed ages, and Hera, a smaller sauna with a mostly mature clientele. There is also a beach area south of Athens called Limanakia, which is a great place for men to meet new people and explore the rocky shores.
No travel experience to Greece would be complete without visiting Mykonos, one of the Greek Islands where folks on vacation will find a warm, welcoming environment. Mykonos offers breathtaking scenery, exceptional beaches, a pulsating nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and friendly locals, making this a must-see spot for any Greek vacation. There are plenty of accommodations on Mykonos, including a LGBT-owned lodging that caters solely to LGBT travelers and is adults only. Another popular Greek island for LGBT travel is the Island of Crete. While you will not find a highly visible LGBT scene on Crete, you will find a few bars and establishments, beaches, a LGBT-owned bed and breakfast and a welcoming environment, making Crete a great choice for a vacation in Greece.
The Island of Lesvos – often referred to as Lesbos – is an obvious choice for lesbian travelers where they can explore Sappho’s birthplace, take romantic strolls along pristine beaches, experience a hydrotherapy spa treatment, people watch over ouzo at a sidewalk café and indulge in the friendly women-centered nightlife. Of historical importance to the lesbian community and always filled with lesbian travelers, Lesvos is a must-see for women on vacation to Greece.
As a country, Greece is rather traditional and religious; however, Greece is a hotspot for vacations and travelers will find a warm, welcoming atmosphere in most parts of the country. Visiting Greece as part of an organized travel group is a wonderful way to take in all that Greece has to offer and to experience LGBT life in Greece while on your vacation. If traveling separate from a group, it is good idea to enlist the assistance of a travel agency that is well-versed in arranging gay vacations to Greece to help you organize a vacation you will never forget.