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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.
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.
This small luxury boutique hotel features a blend of traditional Cycladic design with a trendy contemporary aesthetic. The suites are all beautiful and bright, with spacious layouts and a soothing palette of whites and greys. Best of all, they all have private balconies with gorgeous sea and sunset views. The Honeymoon, Bohemian, and Grand Bohemian suites go the extra mile with outdoor hot tubs overlooking the sea. The Grand Bohemian can sleep up to four people and, with its open-plan layout, makes for a really fun option for groups. The hotel’s facilities are grouped around the outdoor pool, including a lounge area, bar, and an excellent Mediterranean restaurant. There is also a charming garden, an outdoor gym, a jacuzzi, and a massage area. Boheme Mykonos is located a short drive from Chora (5 minutes, 20 minutes’ walk) and a 15-minute walk to the closest beach, Megali Amos.
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.
Belvedere Mykonos is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World Group, and has several unique locations throughout Chora. The Waterfront Villa & Suites was a luxury mansion built in the 1960s and is now available for Belvedere guests who value privacy and serenity. You can either book the whole complex as a Villa, which sleeps up to 9 people and includes a private pool, sundeck, and outdoor dining area, or choose one of the three island suites that make up the villa. All the island suites sleep up to three people – choose between a private sundeck, private pool, or private whirlpool. The position by the waterfront means fantastic views, while the outstanding facilities of the Belvedere Hotel – including a chic pool club, a spa, and a state-of-the-art gym – are just 5 minutes away. You can even get food from one of the hotel’s fantastic restaurants delivered straight to your suite.
Perched on top of a hill overlooking Chora town and the Aegean sea, Myconian Kyma is perfectly designed for its guests’ comfort and luxury. Spacious, bright rooms and suites feature impeccable minimalist design, blending traditional Greek influence with 1960s-inspired accents and furnishings. Some of the rooms and most of the suites offer fantastic sea views, and the Mediterranean and Horizon suites come with their own private pool from which to enjoy them. The Sunrise room is a good compromise, with direct access to the hotel’s main pool. There are several outdoor pools to choose from and the infinity pool deck is stunning. There is also a state-of-the-art spa and a well-equipped gym.
Bill & Coo’s luxury suites are located a stone’s throw from Megali Ammos beach – the closest beach to Chora town – offering the best of beach and town life. Part of the Leading Hotels of the World Group, the suites are all designed in a chic contemporary style with a touch of traditional Mykonian influence. All offer spectacular sunset views and luxe amenities – perks like private pools and outdoor jacuzzis are also available. The private pool suite is especially worth splashing out on, with 120m2 of private outdoor space in addition to the 80m2 interior. You can also enjoy the hotel’s infinity pool with sunset views, along with a cocktail at the sunset lounge and a sublime meal at the Gastronomy Project, one of the most exclusive restaurants on the island.
This 5-star hotel offers beautiful designer rooms and suites, with a contemporary aesthetic blending Cycladic style, retro chic, and original art. Each has a shaded balcony and all have sea views except for the Inopos Room. Most suites have either a private pool or an outdoor jacuzzi or, in some cases, both. You can enjoy fantastic contemporary Greek cuisine at the hotel restaurant, as well as delicious cocktails at the pool bar. The infinity pool deck is one of the most stunning on the island, with unbeatable Aegean views. There is also a state-of-the-art spa and a well-equipped gym.
♥ 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.
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.
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.