The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Mykonos is one of the Mediterranean’s most popular island destinations, and it also happens to be one of the hottest gay scenes in the world. The island fills up with visitors – both straight and gay – every summer.
Due to its overwhelming popularity, Mykonos can be an expensive place to stay. Peak season rates will always be high, especially if you are staying in the main town (known as Chora) or on one of the more popular gay hotels or beach resorts.
Mykonos is internationally known for its gay culture and hedonistic party scene. As such pretty much all accommodation in Mykonos is gay-friendly. Gay people on the island will not raise any eyebrows, and you can generally feel comfortable and safe here.
In other parts of Greece, it would be advisable for you to be careful and discreet to avoid any hassle. As a traditionally religious and conservative country, Greece does lag behind the rest of Europe in terms of social acceptance of homosexuality and visibility of gay issues.
Since the vast majority of Mykonos gay nightlife is located in Chora, all the gay-friendly hotels in this list are based in and around Mykonos town (gayborhood). It is a small town, with everything being within walking distance to each other – do bear in mind, however, that “walking distance” could still mean tackling an incredibly steep hill or two.
If you are planning to explore other areas in Mykonos – which you should, especially the gay-friendly beaches of Elia and Super Paradise – you’ll want to stay near one of the bus stations. Each is located at one end of the town, so consider where you’re likely to be going during your stay – the northern station, for instance, runs services to Elia, while the southern one goes to Super Paradise.
♥ Popular self-catering apartments
♥ A family-run business – exceptional reviews and personal service
♥ Quiet location but still walking distance to Chora
Sahas Studios & Suites is located in Tagoo, a short way north of Chora. The gay bars and nightlife of the town are about 20 minutes away on foot, as are the Old Port and Northen Bus Station.
The hotel has both rooms and self-catered apartments. While the rooms are comfortable yet very basic, the two-person apartments are a great option. The design in these uses natural elements from the region, such as large pieces of wood or whitewashed stone, to make up striking decorative features. Combined with a modern approach to interior design, these make for very cool and unique accommodations. There is a well-equipped kitchenette with a mini-fridge, stove, and kettle for you to make basic meals with.
The service is attentive and helpful, and there are nice perks like a free airport shuttle service and daily housekeeping.
♥ Stylish 4-star “straight-friendly” hotel, one of the town’s biggest gay hotspots
♥ Incredible sunset terrace hosts popular gay events
♥ All rooms have a small balcony, terraces and showstopping sea views
Elysium is one of the most booked gay hotels in Mykonos, and for good reason. This stylish 4-star is “straight-friendly”, but is very much one of the town’s biggest gay hotspots during the summer peak season. This is thanks in part to its poolside terrace bar, which combines some of the island’s most stunning sunsets with drag shows, parties, and more.
The hotel itself is modern and low-key. The rooms are decorated in a refreshing and minimalist style, with an entirely white color scheme offset by pieces of contemporary art. They come in two categories, with the Superior rooms being considerably larger. All rooms have at least a small balcony, although some have larger terraces and some have lovely sea views.
All guests get complimentary access to a small gym as well as to sauna, hydromassage, and steam room facilities.
Elysium is located a little outside the main town center, but it’s still only a 15-minute walk to seaside gay bars like Babylon. The location on top of a hill makes reaching the hotel a climb, but it is also the reason for its exceptional views.
The staff are one of the best things about Elysium. Not only are they attentive and friendly, but they are also a great source of gay insider knowledge about the island. Overall, the rates at Elysium are relatively high for Mykonos standards, but there is nowhere better to stay if you want to be right in the middle of Mykonos gay life.
♥ Honeymoon-standard boutique retreat in a quiet yet fairly central corner of Chora
♥ Couples popular choice hotel and perfect for groups of six people sea views suite
♥ Only 5 mins walk to Elysium sunset bar and 9 mins to Jackie O Bar
Semeli Hotel is the perfect combination of high-end luxury with laid-back island style. The hotel is beautiful and impeccably designed, but nothing feels over-the-top. The style is simple and tasteful, highlighting the beauty of the island’s natural surroundings.
It has an excellent location – just removed enough from the bustle of the town, while still being within easy walking distance to everything. Indeed, all of the town’s best gay bars and clubs are at most 10 minutes away.
All the rooms at Semeli are decorated in a contemporary and understated style, dominated by the island’s ever-present white color scheme. Most have been recently renovated, meaning they feel fresh and new. All have a veranda or balcony, but we recommend splurging on the ones with a hot tub terrace. Several suites are available, which are ideal for groups of friends or for a more luxurious experience.
Semeli takes its Greek food very seriously, and you can taste the region’s exceptional seafood and centuries of culinary tradition at the hotel’s two fine dining restaurants. Breakfast is also a traditionally Greek affair, with home-made pastries and a generous selection of fresh local ingredients.
The hotel also boasts a small gym and a spa offering a variety of packages. There are two outdoor pools, one heated and one not. The larger, central pool has plenty of luxurious lounging space and a great bar.
♥ Uniquely stylish rooms with great amenities and Instagram-perfect pool
♥ Rooms come with a sea view and many come with a private jacuzzi
♥ Excellent drinking and dining throughout the resort
♥ The main gay nightlife is about 30 mins walk, which is why you may need to hire a vehicle during your stay
Andronikos Hotel is a stylish boutique resort located outside of Mykonos town. With beautiful rooms, modern facilities, and attentive service, it is a great choice for those who just want to relax and forget about the world. It is also the third highest-ranked hotel in Mykonos town on TripAdvisor and very popular with gay visitors.
The rooms are stunning, blending classic Greek island style with contemporary design and lighting. Even the smallest category, the Cocoon Rooms, are supremely comfortable and beautifully designed with fluid curves and natural materials. Rooms come with a Sea View, Garden View, or Pool View, and several have their own private jacuzzi.
Andronikos features a lovely outdoor pool as well as excellent spa and fitness facilities. The gym is particularly noteworthy, with a good selection of cardio and weights equipment. The hotel is adults-only, which means no kids running around the pool, even during peak season.
The hotel has an award-winning modern Greek restaurant, as well as a more casual all-day dining options served at the bars. The Sky Bar is a relatively new addition, and makes for a great place for a sunset cocktail.
The main gay nightlife area in town is about a half-hour walk away, which is why many guests choose to hire a bike during their stay. There is a shuttle service to town twice a day, one in the morning and one in the evening, but you’ll have to get a taxi back. The hotel is about a 15-minute walk to Megali Ammos, a quiet if not a particularly scenic local beach.
♥ The Sea View rooms and Traditional Windmill Suites for a group of 4 people are worth the extra money (very Instagramable)
♥ Excellent location for enjoying Mykonos town and gay bars
♥ Boutique vibe with a jaw-dropping view from the infinity pool
This five-star hotel is a family-owned business and offers impeccable, friendly service alongside a trendy and youthful vibe. It is located just outside the main bustle of Chora, with the fun of the main town only a 5-minute downhill walk away. However, the hotel’s lovely whitewashed building and minimalist design make the place feel quiet and peaceful, even in the middle of peak season.
Although on the smaller side, the rooms are stylish and pleasant, blending natural materials with luxury amenities. These include a 32” TV, Illy espresso machine, high-quality linens, mini-fridge and laptops for personal use on request. The Sea View rooms and suites are worth the extra money, and the Traditional Windmill suite – which houses four guests – is particularly atmospheric.
There is a gorgeous outdoor infinity pool for lounging, and a very basic gym with cardio equipment. The hotel serves an excellent buffet breakfast as well as tasty food throughout the day at the poolside bar.
♥ Excellently located in Mykonos town, all of the town’s gay nightlife is less than 15 mins walk
♥ Showstopping view of Mykonos city from the infinity pool
♥ Delicious Greek dishes served the in-house restaurant, look at that view
This charming boutique hotel radiates Cycladean style, with a decor that manages to be traditional without ever feeling old-fashioned. The vibe is more cozy than avant-garde, but touches of contemporary design – like the incredible infinity pool – make the place feel fresh and modern. Vencia Boutique is one of the most booked gay hotels in Mykonos.
The rooms come in a variety of sizes and styles. The most basic ones are based in lovely cottages around the garden, while the Sea View rooms have incomparable views of the island and the Aegean. All have their own private balcony or terrace.
The staff are extremely helpful and the hotel offers a range of services to help you book transport and activities throughout the island. The on-site restaurant, Karavaki, is an excellent spot serving authentic Greek dishes all day long.
As mentioned above, the pool is Vencia’s best feature, offering spectacular sunset views and plenty of comfy lounging space. Spa and wellness treatments are also on offer, and the hotel has an in-house personal trainer you can hire to keep you fit during your stay.
Vencia is excellently located in Mykonos town. All of the town gay nightlife is less than 15 minutes away, so you won’t need to rely on taxis during your stay.
♥ Impeccable location, swimming pool with jaw-dropping sea views
♥ 10 mins walk from Mykonos gayborhood
♥ Two popular gay hotspots like Babylon and Jackie O are just 15 mins walk
Hotel Alkyon is located on a hill overlooking the town, giving it privileged views of Mykonos and the Aegean sea. These are best seen from a lounger on the relaxing pool terrace, preferably during a perfect sunset and with a cocktail in hand.
Rooms are decorated in a classic Greek island style, with tones of white and pale blue. The Sea View rooms are particularly lovely, with large French doors leading to a private balcony with a show-stopping view. The Standard rooms are quite small and don’t have views, but the beds are great across the board, and everything is kept impeccably clean and up to date.
A tasty, fresh, and varied breakfast is served every morning on a terrace overlooking the sea, with food available from the bar throughout the day. There is no gym, but the walk up the hill to the hotel is sure to count towards your daily cardio.
Mykonos town gay bars like Babylon and Jackie O are just a 15-minute walk away. Furthermore, there is a bus stop just opposite the hotel, making it extremely easy to get around with public transport. A free shuttle service runs regularly between the hotel, the port, and the airport.
♥ Perfect location for sightseeing, partying, and exploring nearby islands
♥ Extremely easy and convenient access to (the gay-popular) Super Paradise Beach
♥ Only 6 mins walk to Mykonos Windmills, Little Venice, and 10 mins to Elysium sunset bar
Ilio Maris is one of the longest-standing hotels on the island, which means the hotel’s lovely and attentive staff know what they’re doing. A 2010 renovation has helped keep the place looking fresh. It combines traditional Cycladean design – whitewashed walls, natural materials like stone and wood – with clean, modern lines and a minimalist aesthetic.
The rooms are decorated in a unique style, with cool grey textured walls and modern furnishings. The Sea View rooms come with a private balcony, as do some of the Family and Triple rooms. The latter category overlooks the swimming pool and is well-suited to friends traveling together.
Said swimming pool is large and offers excellent views of the sea, and a swanky poolside bar is on hand to keep you cool with iced drinks. The continental breakfast is very good, with a wide variety of options.
The hotel is a short walk from Little Venice and the island’s iconic windmills and about 15 minutes from the town’s gay nightlife. Even better, Chora’s Southern Bus Station is under a 5-minute walk, giving you extremely easy and convenient access to gay-popular Super Paradise beach and the island’s main resort hub, Platys Gialos.
♥ Excellent location and walking distance to Little Venice, the windmills
♥ Walking distance to popular gay hotspots like Kastro’s, Babylon, and Jackie O, free shuttle service available
♥ Check out one of the rooms with a private rooftop hot tub when booking
Poseidon is an excellent 4-star resort located a short walk from Little Venice, the windmills, and popular gay spots like Kastro’s, Katerina’s, Babylon, and Jackie O. Much of the hotel has been very recently renovated, making it look brand new.
In the rooms, this renovation has focused on the Plus rooms (the cheapest category), which means you are guaranteed a stylish stay no matter what your budget. The Plus and Deluxe rooms feature colorful blue decor, while the Superior rooms boast a warmer and cozier palette. Gorgeous sea views can be found across the board.
Poseidon prides itself on its breakfast, and rightly so – the choice is ample and the food is fresh and delicious. The saltwater pool has a beautiful view of the sea and the poolside bar is a particularly pleasant place to while away the hours. With this in mind, it’s no wonder Poseidon is one of the most booked gay hotels in Mykonos.
Poseidon Hotel Suites offers a free shuttle to and from the ports and airport, and is extremely close to the Southern Bus Station serving Super Paradise beach, Platys Gialos, and Ornos fishing village.
♥ Pool villa with outdoor hot tub perfect for groups of 4 to 7 people
♥ Beachside location with pool, close to town and gay bars
♥ Free shuttle service to and from the port or airport
♥ The hotel takes the island’s pure white decor to a whole new level, very Instagrammable
The Mykonos Bay takes the island’s pure white aesthetic to a whole new level, resulting in a beautiful (and very Istagrammable) decor. As a result of its gorgeous look and excellent beachside location, this chic resort is one of the highest-rated hotels in Mykonos on both Booking.com and TripAdvisor.
Indeed, The Mykonos Bay sits right on Megali Ammos, a small and quiet beach just south of Mykonos town. This is one of the best locations on the island if you want to be close to the town while still having immediate access to some sea and sand. It feels removed from the town, but Babylon and Jackie O, on the other side of Chora, are just a 20-minute walk from the hotel.
The rooms are understated, with all-white decor and the occasional nod to Greek classicism. They all have good amenities and many have excellent sea views. There is a wide range of larger rooms that are ideal for friends – the four-person suite with hot tub and the six-person annex suite with hot tub and private pool are particularly great choices.
The pool is large and directly overlooks the beach, meaning you can choose whether to lounge poolside or seaside. There is a delicious and fresh breakfast available in the mornings, and a free shuttle service to and from the port or airport. This is combined with exceptional service and a lovely, attentive, and professional staff team.