The gay and lesbian vacation playground

Gay Neighbourhood


Best Known For

Three Must Dos

More Local Info

Unfortunately, most Mykonos websites are focussed almost exclusively on promoting accommodation options and are really light on concrete local info. Check out the websites of some of the hotels we recommend below as many of them have decent tourist information pages.



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How To Get There


By Plane

All flights arrive at Mykonos National Airport (airport code JMK) located 4km southeast of Mykonos Town (Hora).

Unless you're planning to spend most of your time exploring the island, it's not worth it to rent a car to get around. (In fact, cars are not permitted in Hora.) Taxis are available outside the terminal and will cost about €5 to €10 to get to most hotels in the Hora area. Many hotels also offer a shutttle from the airport. And if you want an adventure the fare for a local bus is €0.90. Alternatively, private "meet and greet" transfers by an English-speaking drivers are also available for about €20.


By Ship or Ferry

Most conventional ferries and some of the fast ferries arrive at the "old" dock in Hora. Other fast ferries and cruise ships dock at the "new" port which is about 2km north of Hora. Both ports are served by buses and taxis.

Where To Stay

Gay and Lesbian Options

The Elysium is the only hotel that promotes itself as a gay property. However, the Geranium/Moonlight is gay managed and has a strong gay clientele.

Gay Friendly Options

With Mykonos being so popular with gay travellers you'd think that almost any hotel there would be gay friendly. However, some hotels are definitely more family oriented while others are more "traditional" (to put it politely) and are not keen on having gay guests. The hotels below are either known to be gay friendly or are popular with gay and lesbian visitors.

Where To Eat

Almost any restuarant you find in Hora (Mykonos Town) will be gay friendly. The ones below are recommended primarily because they are either gay owned or because they're popular with gay and lesbian visitors. Don't be surprised if a cover charge is added to your bill at restuarants in Little Venice or other popular spots with scenic seating. Dinner tends to be eaten later than in North America, so plan on starting your evening with cocktails at a bar before heading off for your evening meal.

Where To Meet Locals

Watching the sun set while sitting outside on a beautiful terrace overlooking the Mediterranean while sipping your favourite cocktail is a Mykonos institution - gay and straight. So is late night clubbing. Just be aware that drinking and clubbing isn't cheap here! For watching the sun go down try going to any of the bars in Little Venice, the strip along the port. However, we have some definite recommendations for those who want to dance the night away or who are looking for a taverna where you go for drinks after dinner. Mykonos is small and there are no lesbian specific options, so women probably should start with Diva and see where the evening takes you. A lot of the gay spots are lesbian welcoming.



Gay Men

There are no saunas or sex clubs in Mykonos, but all the gay guys in town and on the beaches make for a very cruisey atmosphere. In particular check out the rocky area adjacent to Super Paradise beach or, in the evenings, the streets around the two most popular discos - Manto and Pierro's.

Things To Do

Delos -

For most visitors Mykonos is mostly about fun, sun and nightlife. But don't forget you have antiquity all around you. Take a day to explore the island of Delos, a short ferry-ride away, with its ruins and great hiking. Make sure to bring along food and drink as it's hard to get on the island.


Beach Time -

The island has lots of beaches, but gay travellers favour those on the south side. Super Paradise used to be the main gay beach and is still popular, but Elia is the current favourite. Both beaches have clothing optional areas. Get there by bus, scooter or caiques (small boats that operated as water taxis).


Explore Backroads Mykonos -

Rent a scooter or a 4 wheel drive jeep and wander around the island on its quiet back roads. You'll find quiet beaches, exceptional views and get a peek at more typical (and traditional) Mykonos life.


Little Venice -

West of the old Mykonos harbour in Hora (in the area known as Alefkantra), th colourful "village" of Little Venice is the perfect place for lunch or to watch the sun set with cocktail in hand. It's extemely popular, especially during sunset viewing, so be prepared for crowds.


Windmills -

One of the most evocative symbols of Mykonos, the whitewashed windmills in the northwestern corner of town can be seen from almost anywhere. Although they are no longer operational, they continue to represent the traditional lifestyle still common on many Greek islands.