Mykonos gay guide: what to see and where to go

Mykonos has become the favorite Greek destination of the LGBT sector. It is the gay place par excellence of the Mediterranean, with travelers coming from any corner of the planet in order to have fun and spend a holiday in a most cozy and festive environment.

Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.


LGBT tourism

Mykonos (also written Mykonos or Mykonos) is the gayest city in Greece. With this flow of homosexual tourists, an infrastructure destined to this sector is necessary: ​​numerous chic bars, discos, hotels and restaurants, among many other services.

This island is part of the Cyclades archipelago, in the center of the Aegean Sea. Apart from captivating the foreign public, this city has continued to keep its Greek charm intact: it still maintains that “white” landscape that characterizes it so much, where all its facades give prominence to this color.

As for transport, you can rent a jeep or a car to explore the island or also choose to rent a small motorcycle to move more easily between its narrow streets.

Gay tourism in Mykonos

Another simpler and also fun option is to get on the boats Plati Yalos, which transport passengers from Mykonos to the southern beaches ferry. Getting around by taxi is not entirely recommended, since there are only about thirty in the whole island and the waiting time to catch one is usually quite long.

Hotels and spas

You can enjoy fantastic views if you stay at the hotel Elysium, the best resort for the gay group on the island. It is a 4 star establishment located on the coast. It opened its doors in 1989 and has fully equipped rooms to feel at home.

Elysium gay hotel in Mykonos

In it you can enjoy not only luxury accommodation, but other attractions such as the Sunset Cabaret, a show in which drag queens, dancers and other professionals fill the night with color and music without leaving the hotel.

Party at the Elysium Hotel, Mykonos

He Geranium It is another of the best places to stay to enjoy a vacation overlooking the Aegean Sea. It is a hotel only for men whose main advantage is its proximity to the beach and the city center, which can be reached on foot in a few minutes.

He Boheme Mykonos Hotel It is another of the most luxurious on the island. It has an outdoor pool overlooking the Aegean Sea and the island of Delos. The deluxe rooms and suites have a private terrace or balcony depending on the type of room chosen.

Deluxe Suite at Boheme Mykonos Hotel

If you are looking for accommodation with spa included or just enjoy a relaxing session in a sauna, in Mykonos you can find several establishments of these characteristics. Examples of this are the Cavo Tagoo Hotel and the Myconian Imperial Resort & Villas, both of 5 stars.

Best beaches

There are more than 30 beaches on the island, although the best known and visited by this sector is called Paradise. The finish of the beach is fully adapted to this public, including special sunbathing positions.

Paradise beach in Mykonos

The Elia beach It is also another favorite although it is larger and is usually more crowded with tourists. Although it can be reached by bus, there is plenty of parking, so arriving by car is a very good option.

There are many who consider it the most gay place in Mykonos, especially if you walk to the area on the right. In addition, it is a Greek corner full of restaurants, each with its hammocks for comfort.

That of Super paradise It is another star point of the island. With fine white sand and crystalline waters, nudism is allowed in it, especially in the area of ​​rocks. You can find a lot of parties, with establishments suitable for all ages.

Views of the Super Paradise beach in Mykonos, Greece

The Agios Ioannis beach It is the ideal place for lovers of tranquility in a more rural environment. Fine sand like the rest, one of its main advantages is that there is more space in the sand to place the towel.

Corner at Agios Ioannis beach in Mykonos

If you travel as a couple and prefer a more intimate atmosphere, Paranga and Agrari They are two excellent options. It's about corners gay-friendly also, but much less crowded and away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area.

Paranga Beach in Mykonos

Party and nightclubs

Mykonos, known as the "Island of the Wind", offers a great variety in terms of playful environment. You can explore its wide variety of beaches during the day and its fantastic nightlife full of clubs with the best music, dancing and drinks until dawn.

As a recommendation, you will enjoy more privacy and less agglomeration during the months of May, June and September, since during July and August the number of tourists is considerably higher.

The center of Mykonos is the protagonist of the LGBT scene, with numerous bars where you can move from one to another without problems.

Party and nightlife for gays in Mykonos

The island has more than 100 restaurants prepared to the last detail with the most exquisite Mediterranean food. Do not forget to stop at Daniel is (in Basoulas), a typical place for years, or the Niko Taverna on the Megali Ammos beach.

Once night comes, the atmosphere begins to come alive, with music coming from everywhere and people walking and dancing wherever you go. JackieO ’Bar, near the Paraportiani church, is a stylish lounge bar, where you can dance dance and house music with a characteristic purple ambient light.

Interior of the JackieO 'Mykonos Bar

On the other hand, the bar more gay-friendly par excellence is the Pierro’s, For all ages. Theme parties inspired by the typical dress of the 70s are usually organized. Its name is due to the traveler Pierro Aversa, a painter of Italian-American origin. It was he, together with Adreas Koutsoukos, a native of the island, who opened the doors of this famous establishment in 1974.

In addition, towards the end of August the XLSIOR festival, one of the best known internationally. Every year more than 30,000 people from all over the world come to him. Good music and an excellent atmosphere is what you will find in this massive event.

In the town of Ano Mera you can find both restaurants and nightclubs quality. You should keep in mind that, if you go out at night on the island, nightclubs and nightclubs open at around 11 p.m. and close at approximately 4 a.m.

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