Gay Guide Greece

In December 2015, Greece adopted far-reaching reforms concerning the rights of gays and lesbians. The age of consent for both heterosexuals and homosexuals is now 15. A registered registered partnership is now possible - but without adoption rights or a shared surname. Section 347 of the Code prohibiting perverse relation between men has now been formally abolished. The Greeks are a warm-hearted and hospitable people. The attitude to homosexuality depends strongly on the generation: Younger people usually deal with it in a very relaxed and open-minded way. There is also a difference between life in the cities and in the countryside. Athens (especially in the Gazi quarter) and Thessaloniki are home to large LGBT communities - in both cities an annual Pride takes place, but also in Greece's third largest city Patras. The gay life of the islands is mostly concentrated on Mykonos, especially if you are interested in fun, well-frequented beaches and hot nights. But also the islands Santorini, Lesbos, Crete, Rhodes, Corfu and Kos, which have recently become more and more popular amongst gay tourists, have beautiful beaches for various leisure activities. And although the gay scene on the mainland is generally more conservative, there are also cruising areas and beaches for gay lovers of the Mediterranean countryside.

Islands in Greece

Cyclades IslandsDodecanese IslandsIonian IslandsSporades Islands

Cities in Greece

AthinaLosMykonosVolos - Thessalia

Location: Southeastern Europe
Initials: GRC
International country code: 30
International access code: 00
Language: Greek
Population: 11,280,000
Capital: Athina
Religions: 97% Greek Orthodox
Climate: Moderate climate. Winters are mild and wet, summers hot and dry.
Important gay cities: Athens, Mykonos, Thessaloniki

Top Hotels

Ruby Sofie Hotel & Bar

Ruby Sofie lies in the heart of the “old” diplomatic quarter and up-and-coming leisure area of the Metropolis on the Danube: the 3rd Municipal District, right where it meets Vienna city centre and the 1st Municipal District... more

Ruby Lotti Hotel & Bar

Ruby Lotti Hotel Hamburg with 290 rooms lies directly at Stadthausbrücke in the heart of Hamburg. Located right next to some of Hamburg’s most prestigious 5-star-hotels and restaurant and bar hotspots, the hotel is only a couple of minutes away from Jungfernstieg as well as the city’s town hall and other main attractions... more

Belvedere Guest House for Men

Belvedere Guest House for Men, Fire Island's premier accommodation, located on the bay front at Cherry Grove, near Fire Island Pines, a few minutes from one of the world's best beaches... more