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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotel in Athens Greece (2024 Updated)

There are many of gay bars in different parts of Athens .The Gay Pride in Athens is a citywide gay-festival held annually at the center of Athens during the first weekend of June. Better hurry up to book your gay friendly hotel Athens!

Most of gay bars in Athens are located at Konstantinoupoleos street at Gazi, the most popular which is consider gay friendly but it is also popular between straights due to great atmosphere, show and music is S Cape club at Konstantinoupoleos street at Gazi.

Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewellery and more from Ancient Greece.


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1. Ava Hotel and Suites Athens – Gay Friendly Hotels Athens 

Just a 5-minute walk from the Acropolis, the 4-star Ava Hotel and Suites is centrally located in Plaka. It offers spacious, elegantly decorated suites with a private balcony or terrace. Free WiFi is available throughout.

Featuring neoclassical décor with wallpapers and carefully chosen furnishings, all suites are air-conditioned and soundproofed. Each has a fully equipped kitchenette, as well as a seating area with a 32” flat-screen TV. A DVD library is provided free of charge. Some of the suites enjoy stunning views of Hadrian Arch, Zeus Temple and the Acropolis.

Location: only a 5 minute walk from the busy Plaka district, Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and numerous cafes and shops. It’s ideally located in close walking distance to the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum.

This hotel had everything we were looking for – perfect location outstanding service, spacious room, beautiful bathroom with great shower and excellent breakfast! The hotel is in the Plaka and within easy walking distance of the Acropolis Museum, the Acropolis and Syntagma Square.

Our recommendation is to book the executive suite which has a sitting area and a separate bedroom with a king size bed. It also includes a kitchenette with a small refrigerator, stove and microwave. The bathroom is large, brilliant white with a big walk in rain shower and large towels. There are 2 TV’s and from the small balcony (no chairs) we could see a part of the Acropolis and Hadrian’s arch at either ends of the street. The street is quiet and no other sounds from the hotel.

Gay Friendly Hotel Athens
Gay Friendly Hotel Athens

Delicious buffet breakfast with a wide assortment of hot food (like eggs cooked to order) and cold food choices (eggs, waffles, meats, cheeses, pastries etc, coffee and tea, fresh fruits, yogurt, pastries, cereals and the best fresh-squeezed OJ.)

The bathroom is beautiful tiled bathroom with a decorative ceiling, huge sink and nice shower.

The breakfast buffet had a great variety including, juices, fruits, yogurts, cereal,

The best thing about this boutique hotel is the superior customer service they provide from room service hot pizza to local directions and recommendations, all done with a smile.

How much does a room costs at Ava Hotel and Suites Athens?

Prices start 262$/night for Standard Suites Room. The  Deluxe Suite is 355$/night.

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2. Hotel Fresh Athens – Gay Friendly Hotel Athens

Hotel Fresh Athens
Hotel Fresh Athens

Situated in the centre of Athens, within walking distance to Monastiraki and Plaka, this design hotel offers luxurious, minimalist rooms, in vivid colours. Most units feature balconies, some with a Zen garden.
Fresh Hotel’s stylish rooms feature furnishings and fittings by designers such as Philip Starck and Artemide. The spacious rooms are soundproofed and equipped with LCD satellite TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Toiletries and slippers are standard.

Hotel Fresh’s wellness options include a sauna and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. On the rooftop, the outdoor swimming pool, operating between May and October, offers views to the Parthenon and the city.

A 4-minute walk from both tram and metro stations, this colorful, contemporary hotel is also a 12-minute walk from the Ancient Agora of Athens and 1.5 km from the Parthenon.

Featuring free Wi-Fi, the stylish, streamlined rooms also offer flat-screen TVs and city views. Upgraded rooms add pull-out sofas, designer toiletries and Zen gardens, and chic suites offer balconies and additional living space.

A free breakfast buffet is served in a bright, casual restaurant. There’s also a seasonal rooftop pool with a bar and Acropolis views. Additional amenities include a fitness center with personal trainers, plus a sauna and garage parking.

Downtown in the heart of Athens, Fresh Hotel is a stylish, urban resort, with unconventional atmosphere, cool and thoughtful service. With simple lines and vivid colors in a minimalist, sleekly designed sanctuary, the Hotel surrounds guests in absolute calm. The joy of life takes on a new meaning in Fresh Hotel. The Fresh Hotel is located right in the heart of Athens, next to the beautiful Town hall, and only a few minutes walk from Syntagma Square and the old market place.

Fresh Athens, a gay friendly hotel is central based newly restored hotel turned into a design hotel. Everything works, great rooms, splendid breakfast and a fantastic view from the roof top which includes a relax outdoor area, a pool and a bar/restaurant with a modern and high-quality kitchen. The view after dawn is beyond words with a direct view to Akropolis lit in the evening with thousands of lights.

Walking distance to the Agora, Hadrian’s library, Ermou street, Monastikari and the (organised, clean) subway bringing you in less than 10 minutes to the entrance of the Acropolis.

The ‘cool’ rooftop bar looks out across to the Acropolis where you can sip a great little cocktail or too after a hard day’s sightseeing.

The rooftop bar is the crowning jewel of this hotel, lovely seats inside and outside with amazing views of the city and Acropolis. The cocktails are excellent (€9-11) but the draught beer is limited to Mythos (€6.50 for a large). The food is very nice as well with a good selection although I would encourage you to eat out and about the city.

Room perfectly sized for a couple and we also had a balcony and a great power shower. Breakfast is buffet style with everything you could want.

The rooms are clean and simple with balcony patio, desk, refrigerator and large bathroom. Great shower in the bathroom!

Breakfast is excellent, lots of choice and the fresh orange juice machine being  the favourite.

The hotel staff are fantastic and friendly, very helpful for your every need.

ucked into a side street in the middle ot the city is Fresh Hotel. Super trendy, beautiful little boutique hotel. Great rooms, great service – what else is there to say about a hotel. The rooms compare to a design hotel in any major city (think NY, London, LA), and the staff was warm (and very importantly spoke English really well). The bathroom amenities were superb and the rooms had everything. Computers/internet are available if you don’t have your own with you and the views of the Acropolis at night from their rooftop bar are unbelievable (and the bar is great).

The restaurant never had more than one person in it so I never went in but it’s really beautifully designed. Most of Athens is big and crowded and old – Fresh Hotel really is fresh for the city. Very close to Omonia Square (like Times Square in New York), so some unseasoned travellers might not love the location, but it’s really fine. Close to the Acropolis and all the antiquities and main attractions. Breakfast buffet in the morning was wonderful and in a beautiful setting as well. This is not a hotel for Marriott or Four Seasons guests. This is a designer boutique hotel – better for younger travellers, romantic couples, gay & lesbian travellers and anyone that appreciates design combined with quality.

gay accommodation in athens
gay accommodation in athens

How much does a room costs at Hotel Fresh Athens?

Prices start 160$/night for Double Rooms. The Suite is 360$/night.

Suites have a bedroom with TV and separate living room with TV, home cinema and private balcony

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3. O&B Athens Boutique Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotel Athens

O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
O&B Athens Boutique Hotel

The O&B Athens Boutique Hotel is located in the upcoming area of Psiri, in the city’s historic centre. Features include complimentary Wi-Fi, and the hip lounge bar-restaurant. Ancient Agora is a 3-minute walk.

All rooms feature the latest in video and sound design, stylish furnishings, Egyptian cotton sheets and large work desks. Their marble bathrooms come with custom-design glass-enclosed showers. Some have Acropolis views.

In the Thiseio district in downtown, this relaxed hotel is a 3-minute walk from a metro station, and 1 km from both the Parthenon and the Acropolis of Athens.

Understated rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and high-thread-count sheets. Suites add terraces and Parthenon views; some feature sofabeds and/or separate living rooms. All quarters offer marble bathrooms with rainfall showers. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

A breakfast buffet is complimentary. The hotel features an informal restaurant/bar. Parking is available.

O&B is a cozy Boutique Hotel, in the centre of Athens, next to the main sights of the city and just one minute walking from Thisio Metro Station and Monastiraki area. With its Acropolis Suites featuring private terraces with view of the Parthenon, its elegant rooms and its trendy Bar Restaurant, O&B Athens Boutique Hotel provokes you to experience the new meaning of hospitality and care, giving a new flavor and meaning to the urban lifestyle.


The hotel isn’t located in the City-Center, but it is literally a block from the Thissio Metro station which takes you straight down to Piraeus if you are catching a ferry, or you can walk down Ermou (one of the main streets) to Monastiraki Square (about 6 blocks from the hotel) and catch the metro to the airport and other locations!  There are plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and a charming flea market near the hotel. And the environment is safe even at night.

The room is so spacious with a huge bed, loads of space around it and a massive bathroom with a huge shower..

Rooms are clean with a flat screen TV with USB port for charging if necessary.

The rooms though small are lovely, clean and comfortable. The temperature in the room is easily controlled. The beds are. extremely comfortable and the shower was everything you would hope for after a long day of touring this amazing city.

The bathroom is very nice with a tile walk-in shower and all the toiletries provided (not always the case in Greece!). The shower is large, and the water flow is strong and temperature control is good. The towels were very soft, too. The room is kept very clean and the whole hotel is very clean and in great condition.

Breakfast had everything one could want and was served promptly. One could order an omelette in addition to scrambled eggs on buffet.

The wi-fi was included in the room, but it can be a little spotty during the stay.

My boyfriend and I stayed here during a quick two-day stop on our way to Mykonos. I wanted to cash out American Airlines AAdvantage miles for our stay and this popped up and gay travel guides highly suggested the hotel, so we booked sight unseen and it was an amazing surprise! Clean rooms, wonderful staff. We’d stay there again.

he hotel is very close to all the tourist sites, but also very close to some other really nice areas – Gazi is superb for restaurants and clubs (actually we dumbfounded at the food and nightlife on Saturday night – incredibly vibrant), Psiri is also right close by and has edgier clubs and restaurants. The street the hotel is on was of concern at first- it isn’t particularly pretty, but it’s completely fine and literally less than 2 blocks to the start of great restaurants and bars. The street is not scary at all and we found ourselves walking all over the city/to-from the hotel late into the night without any concern. The hotel is also several blocks from the train station and very close to the metro station. We were quite pleased with the location and the street.

Now regarding the staff – I can’t say enough great things about them. Superb! They were incredibly helpful and warm. Although it doesn’t happen often, as a gay couple we are always a bit ready to encounter a tad bit of chilly reception. Not so with their staff. They welcomed us warmly. They took time during check-in to point out all the tourist areas on the map, told us where the great restaurants are, and generally really made the stay terrific.

We booked the Junior Suite – which I highly recommend if you can splurge a bit. Yes the hotel is a tad pricey, but if you can swing it, it will really make your stay even better. I can imagine that the regular rooms might be a tad small, as the hotel is very modern and boutique. But our Junior Suite was a very nice size and the terrace in the room we were given was HUGE – almost as large as the room. Bathroom facilities were great. The rooms and amenities are very contemporary and modern, and very comfortable. Air conditioning was great too. ! I don’t know if we were upgraded as a courtesy, but to our delight the terrace had a great view to the Acropolis. We couldn’t have been happier. We ate breakfasts and had drinks on the terrace often.

We have traveled Europe extensively and stayed in all types of hotels. We are wary of the 4 and 5 stars listed on hotel websites and often wonder who comes up with the ratings. But the O&B was one of the tops on our lists. We thought the hotel was a 4.5 or 5 stars. It’s a terrific boutique hotel and we had a wonderful stay.

We searched Google for “gay-friendly hotels in Athens, Greece” and were quite pleased with our choice. While the O&B Athens Boutique Hotel is not (to our knowledge) gay-owned or operated, it nonetheless provides outstanding service and accommodations to all guests.

This boutique hotel is small but looks new and exudes an understated style. Although the tiny street on which it is located appears a bit sketchy, you leave all that behind the minute you step in the door. Once inside, you enter a world of cool, quiet serenity operated by a gracious staff with an uncanny knack for appearing at precisely the right moments, but they are otherwise unobtrusive.

Everyone smiles and exhibits a genuine interest in making your stay as pleasant as possible, and you get the feeling that no request would ever be too much for them. Personalized service is most certainly their goal, and rarely have we encountered such exemplary performance.

gay friendly hotels in athens
gay friendly hotels in athens

How much does a room costs at O&B Athens Boutique Hotel?

Prices start 160$/night for Standard Double Rooms. The Petite Suite with Private Terrace is 306$/night.

Chic and with a unique design, the petite suites are located on the 3rd floor of the O&B Athens Boutique Hotel, boasting large terraces with unique Acropolis views.

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4. A for Athens Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Athens

A for Athens
A for Athens

Right next to Monastiraki Metro Station, A for Athens offers a rooftop bar with a stunning view of the Acropolis. Nightlife districts of Psirri, Monastiraki and Plaka are a 5-minute walk.

The stylish rooms feature a modern bathroom, a flat-panel TV and designer furniture. The large windows allow for plenty of sunlight and stunning city views, while some rooms face the Acropolis. Wi-Fi is free in the entire property.

Set next to a metro station, this unassuming hotel is 3 km from both the Acropolis of Athens and the National Archaeological Museum.

The bright, streamlined rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and sitting areas. Some rooms offer views of the Acropolis.

Breakfast is free. Amenities include a top-floor restaurant/bar with a terrace.

city design hotel in Athens. Located just across the Acropolis and above Monastiraki Square, A for Athens offers a truly unique viewing experience to the city’s most famous monument. The hotel is next to Monastiraki station, which serves for easy transportation to and from the Airport and Piraeus Port and sets all the city’s excitements in walking distance.”,”viewport”:”DESKTOP”}]}”>

We are proud to give an A to the best of Athens. A for Athens is the new city design hotel in Athens. Located just across the Acropolis and above Monastiraki Square, A for Athens offers a truly unique viewing experience to the city’s most famous monument. The hotel is next to Monastiraki station, which serves for easy transportation to and from the Airport and Piraeus Port and sets all the city’s excitements in walking distance.

The best place to stay in Athens, in front of the Acropolis ( best view on the roof top bar) near to restaurants, coffee bars, mini Market and the subway. Location is so convenient – Monastiraki station is right opposite, Acropolis 15 min walk, hop off hop on stops right in front, Syntagma square is walking distance.

This place is a definite destination to use as your base for your daily excursions to Plaka, Thiseio, Acropolis, Monastiraki, Syntagma with direct access to the metro station and to hop on – hop off touristic busses.

The room is just as described. Clean, comfortable bathroom just right. No the extras to be aware of weird way to control the hot/cold for shower and bathroom, dials near the toilet. The TV only plays Greek language, but I believe now all the Europe channels only play their language.This hotel does not have what americans call washcloths, just hand towels and bath. So you will wash with hand towels.

The bathroom is large and shower is great as well!

Breakfast: The breakfast is so very delicious and fresh: including a bunch of fresh fruits, great greek yoghurt, cereals and oats, omelettes, cakes, whatever you like :).

The absolute highlight is the bar / restaurant / breakfast room at the 6th floor: a perfect view at the Acropolis and the buzzling life at Monastiraki place: you are in Athens even without leaving your hotel!

Hotel is within walking distance of all the main tourist attractions in Athens, including the Acropolis.

The neighbourhood in which the hotel is situated, Monastiraki, is a bustling noisy hub of narrow streets, flea market stalls, bars, shops and restaurants. It can look quite rough, especially the streets directly surrounding the hotel, but this is to be expected in the centre of a large city like Athens.

The hotel and rooms are clean, modern and the rooms are a good size.

There is a rooftop bar / restaurant with an amazing view overlooking the Acropolis (where breakfast is served on a morning).

The bar and restaurant are open to the public once it opens after breakfast.

Breakfast was good with a lot of choice.

it. First it is an excellent location. It is located on Monastiraki Square with a subway stop. You are within walking distance to the Greek and Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, The Acropolis, and the Platka. If you don’t mind a nice walk you can even walk to the Archeological Museum. The restaurant and rooftop bar offer stunning views of the Acropolis both during the day and night. We had breakfast included, and this one was superb!

It offered a wide variety of both hot and cold choices: eggs, meat, fruits, pastries, delicious yogurt, even salad items. We thought both the hotel and restaurant staff were polite and helpful. I will agree the elevator is small. but we expect that in many European hotels, so we weren’t surprised. Our rooms were on the first floor, so we usually took the stairs anyway. The room was very modern, clean and comfortable. We had a small kitchen area in ours, and our traveling companions had a nice sitting area in their room. Again, the bathroom was, as is typical, small.

But it was very modern: nice tile, glass shower stall, plenty of hot water, good size sink, definitely had room to move. This hotel offered everything we could have asked for, and we started our Grecian adventure on a high note

gay hotels athens
gay hotels athens

How much does a room costs at A for Athens Hotel?

Prices start 110$/night for Double Rooms.

This suite has air conditioning, soundproofing and bathrobe.

Where to book online  A for Athens Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotel Athens – you can find the best hotels deals in Athens on and


5. Plaka Hotel Athens – LGBT friendly Hotels in Athens

Hotel Plaka has a prestigious location in Athens’ historic centre. It is just 5 minutes walk from Syntagma Square and 2 blocks from Monastiraki Metro Station.

The central hotel offers a rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the Acropolis and across Athens. The 24-hour reception can help you with travel services in Greece and organize day trips around Athens.

The elegantly decorated guest rooms at Hotel Plaka include a minibar, safe, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. Most rooms have balcony with views to the Acropolis, Plaka or Lycabettus hill.

Plaka Hotel
Plaka Hotel

Plaka is at such a great location with great restaurants nearby and a grocery store around the corner. Most of the attractions are walking distance and the metro a 10 minute walk.

Most central hotel situated in Plaka district. Strategically located for visiting all main archaeological interests especially the Acropolis and new Acropolis museum, as well as Ancient Agora, Parliament, first Olympic stadium, Benaki museum, Cycladic museum, National garden. Two streets only away from metro station Monastiraki, with direct line from the airport and the port of Piraeus. 50m from the main shopping street Ermou and Plaka touristic shopping area with taverns and bars. Splendid view of the Acropolis from roof terrace not to be missed.

It’s reasonably priced and the rooms are clean and comfortable

The rooms are super clean and the beds were comfortable. The Acropolis view from some of the rooms and the roof is stunning.

The rooms are spacious and the bathroom had been renovated with a beautiful bathtub and marble countertop.. The room is kept exceedingly clean by the staff and I had toiletries provided and replenished. There is a fridge in the room.  The bed and pillows are very comfortable.

The hotel has a breakfast room where a buffet style spread is laid out consisting of hot and cold dishes, teas, coffees and juices – standard breakfast fare. Tea and coffee is also available until 17.30 from this room – perfect for a quiet few minutes pick me up in between sightseeing/ shopping and before preparing for your evening.

The Plaka district is where restaurants, hotels and historical places are located. It is also within walking distance of the Acropolis (hilltop) and Parthenon (historical temple dedicated to the goddess Athena). The Plaka hotel is situated in the heart of the Plaka district. The hotel has a rooftop bar (undergoing renovations but still open to sit and enjoy the view of the Acropolis and Parthenon (bring your own drink). Staff of the hotel are friendly, helpful and efficient (they also have a good sense of humor).

The buffet breakfast has hot and cold dishes including breads, salads, fruits, eggs, sausages/bacon, toast and a host of cakes, cheeses, and specialities of the hotel. Tea, coffee and cookies are available throughout the day. The superior rooms, which we had, overlook the street below but there are rooms which overlook the Parthenon. Rooms we felt were quite inexpensive for the size, location and great buffet breakfast.

The hotel is a three minute walk for the Monastiraki metro station and a five minute walk from the Syntagma Metro which also connect from the international airport within an hour. The Monastiraki square outside the station is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists with many shops and restaurants. Hadrian’s library and the Roman Agora are also within minutes of the square. All in all, this is a really good hotel in an excellent location, with great staff and a really excellent breakfast buffet

gay hotel athen
gay hotel athen

How much does a room costs at Plaka Hotel Athens?

Prices start 210$/night for Superior Double Room. Deluxe Double Room with Acropolis View is 250$.

Bright room with stunning Acropolis views. It features light wooden furnishings and wooden floors.

Where to book online  Plaka Hotel Athens –  Gay Friendly Hotel Athens – you can find the best hotels deals in Athens on and


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by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.