Gay Guide Israel

Israel's gays and lesbians typically enjoy freedoms similar to their counterparts in European countries. This has included civil partnerships for homosexuals since 2002. Israeli men are very discreet and a local sex scene for gay men is just starting to develop. The only two saunas in Israel have European standards regarding layout and equipment.

Cities in Israel

Tel Aviv

Location: Middle East
Initials: ISR
International country code: 972 (omit 0 from area code)
International access code: 00, 012, 013, 014, 015, 018
Language: Modern Hebrew (Ivrit), Arabic, English and Russian are widely spoken
Currency: 1 New Shekel (NIS) = 100 Agorot
Population: 7,908,000
Capital: Jerusalem (Yerushalayim)
Religions: 76% Jewish, 17% Moslem, 2% Christian
Climate: The best time to visit is spring/fall. Apr-May/Sept-Oct). Summer (June-Aug) is quite warm along the coast, cooler in Jerusalem. Winter is mild along the coast, but it can snow in Jerusalem.
Important gay cities: Tel Aviv

Top Saunas

Clubsauna Amsterdam

Popular and friendly sauna on 4 floors. Very good food at reasonable prices. Free buffet every last Fri/month. more

Magnum Sauna

Budapest's biggest (600 sqm) and probably the busiest sauna with pool. All age groups welcome. Busy all days, especially Tue, Wed and weekends. Naked party Fri 10h and Sun 17h. more

Steamworks Toronto

Big facility on 11.800 sq. ft with full gym and a huge hot tub. The sauna belongs to a group which has properties in Chicago, Seattle and Berkeley, as well as Toronto and Vancouver... more