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GAY TRAVEL IN ATHENS

THINGS TO DO IN ATHENS

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.

HOTELS FOR GAYS IN ATHENS

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Hotel King George

Hotel King George is situated at a great location in Athens. From the hotel you can see the Acropolis. The Acropolis, the Parthenon and the famous Plaka district are less than one kilometer from Hotel King George. The hotel features excellent facilit

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Hotel Fresh

Hotel Fresh is a popular hotel, close to the city center of Athens. The design hotel offers spacious rooms with free wireless internet, a sauna, gym and a rooftop terrace with pool and fantastic views over Athens and the Acropolis. From the hotel it is easy to visit the many tourist attractions of Athens by public transport. Hotel Fresh is situated a 20-minute walk away from the Gazi district, whe
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A for Athens

A for Athens is at an excellent location, close to the city center of Athens, the Plaka district and many sights around the Acropolis. From the hotel it is a 15 minute walk to the top of the Acropolis, the return journey will take only 10 minutes. The rooms at A for Athens are well taken care off, some of which even have a private terrace ov
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Electra Palace Athens

Electra Palace Athens is a luxurious hotel in the popular Plaka district of Athens. The hotel offers excellent facilities such as a wellness center, an indoor pool, a rooftop terrace with swimming pool, a garden with terrace and a gym. The rooms are spacious, the more expensive rooms have a private balcony or terrace overlooking the Acropolis. To the Acropolis is a 15-minute walk from the hotel an
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Royal Olympic Hotel

The Royal Olympic Hotel is close to the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Dionysus Theater and the Plaka district of Athens. This central location makes the hotel an ideal choice for exploring Athens. In addition, the Royal Olympic Hotel has spacious rooms and excellent facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, a garden with terrace and a gym. Free Wi-Fi is also available. Most gay bars and clubs a
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The Margi

The Margi is an excellent alternative for a beach holiday in Greece. The luxurious hotel is located approximately 20 kilometers from Athens and only a five-minute walk from the beach. The Margi offers spacious rooms that are stylishly decorated and have all the facilities of an exclusive hotel. Some rooms have a wonderful view over the Aegean Sea. In addition to beautiful rooms, the hotel also has
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New Hotel

The New Hotel is located just 200 meters away from Syntagma Square and its nearby subway station, and very close to the famous Plaka district, the main shopping streets and to Athens' most famous attractions, such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Due its favorable location relative to the subway station it is easy to travel by subway from the airport to the New Hotel. From Syntagma Subway Stati
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O&B Athens Boutique Hotel

The O&B Athens Boutique Hotel is a small boutique hotel in the city center of Athens. This hotel is both a convenient as a base for visiting tourist attractions, as well as for discovering the local gay scene. The O & B Athens Boutique Hotel is the second closest hotel to the gay scene (only the Jason Inn is closer by). From the hotel it is a fifteen minute walk to the gay scene in the Gaz
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Jason Inn

The Jason Inn is an affordable choice for your stay in Athens and has been a popular accommodation for years. The hotel is situated close to both the popular tourist attractions as well as most gay venues in Athens. It's only a ten minute walk from the Jason Inn to Keleou Street where you will find several gay bars. From the hotel it is also a short walk to public transport, Thissio Metro Station

FAQ's ABOUT GAY FRIENDLY HOTELS IN ATHENS

  • 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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