Athens is a beautiful city in southern Europe and a city packed with ancient sights. Athens has a lively gay scene in contrast with other more conservative parts of Greece. Athens has a small and compact gay scene where you will find several bars and clubs. Most of the gay venues are located in the Gazi district, especially in- and around Keleou Street. Most hotels are situated close to the city center, around the Acropolis. However it is easy to visit the Gazi district by public transport or by taxi.


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Hotel King George

Hotel King George, located in Athens, Greece, stands in the heart of the city, in the historic Syntagma Square. This location places you close to several key attractions. The Acropolis, a major historical site, is just a 20-minute walk away. Similarl

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Hotel Fresh

Hotel Fresh stands in the heart of Athens, Greece, offering a unique blend of comfort and convenience for your stay. The hotel is in the city center, making it easy for you to explore the rich history and culture of Athens. You are just a short walk from famous attractions like the Ancient Agora, the Acropolis, and Syntagma Square. This hotel provides a range of facilities to enhance your stay.
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A for Athens

A for Athens, located in the heart of Athens, Greece, offers a prime location for exploring the city. Situated in Monastiraki, this hotel places you at the center of Athens' historical and cultural landmarks. The Acropolis, a must-visit, stands just a kilometer away. Similarly, the Acropolis Museum, housing significant artifacts, is a short 15-minute walk from the hotel. The hotel features a va
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Royal Olympic Hotel

The Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens, Greece, offers a range of facilities. These include a rooftop restaurant with views of the Acropolis, a well-equipped fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel also has multiple conference rooms and a business center, catering to both leisure and business travelers. You will find this hotel in the heart of Athens, set in the historic district. Th
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Electra Palace Athens

Electra Palace Athens, in Athens, Greece, stands in the historical Plaka district. This location places you within walking distance of major attractions. The Acropolis for example, is only a 10-minute walk away. The hotel also lies close to the Acropolis Museum, a five-minute walk, offering easy access to ancient Greek history. The hotel features essential facilities for comfort and convenience
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The Margi

The Margi is a hotel located in the Vouliagmeni area of Athens, Greece. This part of Athens is known for its scenic beauty and close proximity to beaches. The hotel offers various facilities, including a swimming pool, a spa, and multiple dining options. One of the key attractions near The Margi is the Astir Beach, located about 2 km away. It's a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing. Additi
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The New Hotel

The New Hotel in Athens, Greece, stands out for its comfort and convenience. Located in Syntagma Square, it places you in the city's heart. You're just a short walk from the historic Plaka district, with its picturesque streets and Greek tavernas. The Acropolis, a symbol of ancient Greek civilization, is only a kilometer away, offering an easy and memorable visit. This hotel offers a range of f
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O&B Athens Boutique Hotel

O&B Athens Boutique Hotel sits in the historic district of Psiri in Athens, Greece. This central location places you minutes away from key attractions. The Acropolis, an ancient citadel and iconic symbol of Athens, is just a 15-minute walk from the hotel. You can also easily reach the Acropolis Museum, a modern museum housing significant artifacts, within the same distance. For ancient Greek histo
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Jason Inn

Jason Inn is a hotel in Athens, Greece, situated in the historical area of Thission. This location places you close to famous attractions. The Acropolis, a significant ancient monument, lies just a 15-minute walk away. Similarly, the Agora, another historic site, is within a 10-minute walking distance. The hotel offers essential facilities to ensure a comfortable stay. You have access to free W
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Periscope Hotel, situated in the Kolonaki district of Athens, offers a modern and unique experience. This area, known for its upscale shopping and dining options, places you in a convenient spot for exploring the city. The hotel stands within walking distance of major attractions like the Benaki Museum and Syntagma Square. It's also near the Acropolis, a must-visit historical site, approximately 2


  • What are the most important holidays & closing days?
  • There are several holidays in Athens. Aside from New Year’s Day and Christmas Day, they also have Epiphany on the 6th of January and Greek Independence Day on the 25th of March. They have Clean Monday (Ash Monday), which has varying dates; 40 days before Easter which marks the beginning of Lent.

    Athens has Orthodox Easter Monday, Orthodox Good Friday, and Pentecost Monday on variable dates. They have labor day on the 1st of May, Assumption of the Virgin Mary on the 15th of August, and “Oxi” Day on the 28th of October, a National Holiday. In addition to Christmas Day, they also have Boxing Day on December 25 and 26.

    Usually, archaeological sites, stores, and museums are open or closed for limited hours. With this, you need to check online for your travel plan. You can enjoy different activities during the holidays in Athens.

  • What is the best time to travel to Athens?
  • The best times to visit Athens are around March to May and September to November. During these fall and spring months, you can enjoy a convenient weather and sunshine. June to August can bring extreme heat, while December to February is the winter season making these months not the ideal time to travel to Athens.

  • What are the general opening- and closing hours of shops/museums?
  • The landmarks, stores, and museums come with wide opening hours. It depends on the merchants to close and open if they wish. Smaller stores and big international clothing brands in Athens are open from 9 am to 9 pm from Monday to Friday. The shops are closed at 6 pm on Saturdays.

    Traditional and smaller shops are usually closed at lunchtime, from around 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The shops on Sundays are closed except for souvenir stores such as Pandrosou, Mitropoleos, Adrianou, and more.
    On the other hand, the museums in Athens come with different opening hours depending on the week and season. Usually, museums are open around 8:30 am to 3 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Museums are closed on Mondays, but the most-visited ones are open all week long.

  • How far is the nearest airport from Athens?
  • The nearest airport is Athens International Airport which is 12.8 miles or 20.6 kilometers from Athens. Another nearby airport is Syros Island National Airport which is 77.8 miles or 125.2 kilometers from the city. There are also other nearby airports like Skyros Island National Airport and Skiathos International Airport, but it may take a longer time to get into the city.

  • How do I get from the airport to my hotel?
  • You can go to gay friendly hotels from the airport with three options of transportation: bus, metro, and taxi. If you’re conscious to budget, the cheapest option is through the public bus, which is only 6€ for a one-way ticket.

    If you want the fastest option, you can take an Athens airport taxi that costs about 38€ for each ride. You can also prefer the metro that leaves each 30 minutes and costs around 10€ one-way. You can choose the means of transportation according to your needs and budget.

  • How do I get from the central train station to my hotel?
  • You can go to gay friendly hotels Athens from the Stathmos Larisis Central Train Station through taxi, bus, and metro. You can also rent a car for safety, especially this time of the pandemic.

  • Is it easy to find a parking spot in Athens?
  • It is easy to find a parking spot in Athens. The parking rules in Athens can be different from other cities in Greece. Athens comes with paid and free parking. Parking spaces with “P” signs are divided to zones and marked with color: 1) Yellow – parking for police, commercial, and government vehicles, 2) Blue-paid parking, and 3) White-free parking. Meanwhile, be careful to avoid penalties for illegal parking.

  • Is it easy to use public transport in Athens?
  • Using public transport in Athens is easy. The city’s public transport system is reliable and affordable. It coves most of the place and suburbs. You can use other public transportation with a similar ticket that costs about € 1.40 valid for 90 minutes.
    You can use public transportation, including metro, suburban railway, buses and trolleybuses, and tram.

  • Is it easy to get a taxi in Athens?
  • Yes, it is easy to get a taxi in Athens. However, be careful in taxi scams for your safety. From Athens airport, get your taxi from the official and clear marked taxi ranks wherein a policeman dispatches them.

    It is worth it to wait in line since you have the assurance that they are licensed and will charge you the correct fare.

  • What are the main attractions of Athens?
  • Athens comes with beautiful main attractions that can give you breathtaking views. One of the city’s top attractions is Acropolis that has the Parthenon temple. It is the center of the ancient city and serves as a citadel with its protected hilltop location.

    They also have wonderful museums, including the Acropolis Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, National Archeology Museum, and more.

    You can also take selfies with their Olympieion: Temple of Olympian Zeus, the biggest temple in ancient Greece. If you want to go shopping, you can go to Monastiraki & the Flea Market.

    Aside from the main attractions mentioned above, there are other beautiful attractions you can explore in Athens.

  • Which hotels are near the Acropolis?
  • The Acropolis is the main attraction for many travelers. It was the center of the ancient city and a constant reminder to us of the glory of ancient Athens. It has the Parthenon temple, which is its most emblematic building.

    You can be amazed by the beautiful views of Acropolis. The gay hotels Athens where you can stay during your visit to Acropolis include Crowne Plaza Hotel, Herodian Hotel, AVA Hotel Athens, AD Athens Luxury Rooms and Suites, and more.

  • Which museums can I visit in Athens?
  • There are many museums you can visit in Athens. Some of their famous museums are the Acropolis Museum, National Archaeology Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, and Byzantine Museum.

  • In which area can you find the most bars & restaurants?
  • Most bars and restaurants in Athens are located in Kolonaki and Syntagma. Most bars are open all day and all night. You can enjoy good food and beautiful music and entertainment in their bars and restaurants.

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