Gay beach in Mykonos - ©UCityGuides.com
Arguably the most beautiful of all Greek islands, Mykonos was turned into one of the world's top gay destinations and, as a result, also a trendy hotspot for everyone else. When the island is described as "gay-friendly," it should be taken very literally, as it has a certain sophisticated and exclusive vibe, yet it's also laid-back and attitude-free. Because many combine it with a visit to Santorini, that romantic island is also a popular destination for gay travelers, although it lacks any real exclusively gay hotspots. Perhaps Santorini is used as the place to rest after beach-hopping and all-night partying in Mykonos, where toned and tanned guys flock to the gay clothing-optional beaches during the day, and put on their most stylish fashions for a night around the town. There are summer days when it seems that 9 out of 10 people you see is a gay tourist, and most of the city's nightspots know that. That means anywhere you go you find a mix of gay and straight, intent on enjoying the night.
Gay Beaches in Mykonos
Mykonos' most popular "gay beach" has changed over the years, but you can be sure to find a gay-friendly atmosphere at any of the island's several beaches. To know which ones are currently the hottest for the gay crowds, check out the Mykonos Gay Beaches Guide
Gay Hotels in Mykonos
All hotels in Mykonos are gay-friendly by now, but there are some that usually (almost exclusively) attract gay guests, either for their location or because they clearly label themselves "adults only" or "gay hotels". See which ones, on the Mykonos Gay Hotels Guide
Mykonos and Santorini Accommodation
Look for the hotel or apartment that best matches your budget, type of trip or personality. You may guarantee your reservation but do NOT pay anything at the time of booking. Payments are only made at the property, and there are no booking fees. Most hotels and apartments allow cancellations with no penalty if done up to 24 or 48 hours in advance. You'll see that information at the time of booking and again in the confirmation email: