Ever since Jackie Onassis started visiting the Greek island of Mykonos in the 1970s, gay men have been flocking to the island of whitewashed houses and flower-filled courtyards, seeking out glamour and the famous Mediterranean sun. For a less hedonistic holiday, the sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and pine forested hills and plenty of gay friendly hotel Mykonos.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Greece have evolved significantly over the last years, establishing it as one of the most liberal countries in Southeast Europe. Discrimination is not as common anymore, although LGBT people in Greece may still face social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Despite this, Greek public opinion on homosexuality is generally regarded as culturally liberal,with same-sex unions being legally recognised since 2015.
Greece is one of Europe’s most popular LGBT tourist destinations, particularly its largest cities Athens and Thessaloniki as well as several of its islands. The gay scene of Mykonos is well-known, with many establishments catering for the LGBT community.Lesbos also is famous internationally for its lesbian scene in Eressos.
One of the world’s hottest international gay summer dance party festivals, held on the beautiful Mykonos island every year for one week in August: XLSIOR Mykonos.
Mykonos wrote the rule book on elegance and extravagance and is fast becoming the European epicentre of gay culture. Nowhere on this idyllic island is out of bounds – everyone is welcome everywhere. Open-minded locals and the famous Greek hospitality mean you’ll be able to relax and be yourself.
Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It’s popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise have bars that blare thumping music. Massive dance clubs attract world-renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn. Iconic landmarks include a row of 16th-century windmills, which sit on a hill above Mykonos town.
Top attractions to visit in Mykonos
Best tours in Mykonos
- Cooking Classes in Mykonos Greece
- Half-Day Delos Tour from Mykonos
- Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Mykonos
- Mykonos: Semi-Private Sailing Yacht Cruise to Rhenia and Guided Tour of Delos
- Discover Authentic Mykonos
1. The Elysium Hotel 5* – Gay Hotels Mykonos
The gay hotel Elysium boasts tasteful accommodation and a swimming pool with spectacular panoramic view of Mykonos town and the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Guests can use the hotel’s gym and hot tub.
In a whitewashed building 12 minutes’ walk from the nearest beach, this breezy hotel is an 8-minute walk from the Aegean Maritime Museum and 2 km from Mykonos International Airport.
Featuring balconies or terraces, the bright rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars.
Amenities include a casual restaurant, a lively bar and a gym, as well as an outdoor pool.
Each guest room at the Elysium is fully equipped with air conditioning, minibar, safe and satellite TV. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
The location of this hotel is truly perfect, you have quick access to the gorgeous town by foot which is very nice to go at night for dinner or to go out.
Rooms are really clean with loads of toiletries left for you to use too and a mini bar which always come in handy. Bed and pillows super comfy. Rooms have Air con and working great too.
Loads of wardrobe space. Bathroom has hairdryer. They have dressing gowns there for us to use and really comfy orange hoodies too which was nice when I is chilly during night.
The breakfast, the drinks and the lunch menu are exceptional (everything is fresh-made and delicious). Breakfast ran till 11, which is perfect if you like to party at night.
Every night you can enjoy great Cabaret Show (incl. fabulous Drag-Queen-Show) after the Sunset (top Cocktails).
It’s very good gay friendly hotel. Very good service. With nice drag show every night. Everyone go to this hotel for sunset. Have amazing sunset view . Everybody is friendly with smile on they face. Just love this place.
The breakfast was well served and the staff always attentive. The parking service allowed us to park right at the doorstep. In the evening, there is music and show from 20 to 23 hours, offering a great atmosphere..
The pool is clean and the sun beds on three terraces offer privacy and shade.
This 100% gay place left us with many fond memories and the desire to return next year! Thank you team.
If you’re gay or straight it doesn’t matter but if you want to experience the best time while in Mykonos this is the place to stay.
We stayed here because we wanted to stay in a gay friendly hotel and had heard good things from friends and we definitely were not disappointed. The hotel was a bit pricier than other hotels, but we were determined to stay at The Elysium.
when we arrived, we had a nice welcome from the reception staff and rooms were very modern and spotlessly clean.
The pool area was really lovely, however the rehearsals for the evening shows were slightly annoying, but i guess they needed to practice at some point.
Breakfast was a lovely addition, but could have been slightly hotter.
Overall I had a really lovely stay, location was great and if I visited Mykonos again, I would definitely stay at this hotel again
Room facilities: Balcony,Telephone, Radio, Satellite Channels, Safety Deposit Box, Air conditioning, Fan, Shower,Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Toilet,Bathroom, Slippers, Minibar, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock.
How much does a room costs at The Elysium Hotel Mýkonos ?
Superior rooms are appointed with king-size beds. Free WiFi is provided.
2. Geranium Gay Residence – Gay Hotel Mykonos
Situated 500 m from the centre of Mykonos town, Geranium is a gay, men-only hotel offering a swimming pool with a large sun terrace. Its air-conditioned rooms have a private balcony.
The white-washed rooms of Geranium hotel are decorated with modern furnishings. They are fitted with a satellite LCD TV, a fridge and a safe. Some units also include a fully equipped kitchen with dining area and living room.
If you like your accommodation and service to be personal, this is definitely the place for you. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast by the pool, a laze around on one of the super comfy sun loungers, and a relaxing night in a wonderful bed.
The apartments have elegant marble, a fully supplied kitchenette, two downstairs bedrooms with en suite baths, a living area with sleeper sofa and more. HVAC works very well. The showers were quirky but depends on the room type you are in.
The rooms have air conditioning, a wardrobe (with safe), shelf unit (with fluffy dressing gowns), a table with 4 chairs, and kitchen area. The kitchen comes a fair sized fridge (stocked with 5 bottles of water), microwave-come-oven-come-3-ring-cooker-thingy, toasted sandwich maker, juicy and kettle. There are two sinks, cutlery, glasses etc.
The large pool was lovely in layout, with comfortable beds and a bar selling drinks and snacks.
Breakfast is good (value at 8 euro) for toast and jam, fruit juice, coffee and yoghurt with fruit or 12 euro for eggs and bacon.
The pool area in this hotel is great, nice chairs, clean water, cute staff and plenty of sun. In house dining options are very limited but there is plenty of things close by or you can order in.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Geranium during our stay on Mykonos and it was perfect. It’s walking distance to Mykonos town, it has a huge and lovely pool, nice and helpful staff and cozy rooms. It’s a bit chill and quiet which is really nice since the rest of the island is hectic. We had a great stay.
This was our first visit to Mykonos and also The Geranium Residence.
For a gay couple this is a perfect place to stay, the pool is perfect to relax there is a bar and you can order breakfast at any time, the guy at the bar “Marco” he was exceptional and so helpful. You are left to relax and do what you want in lovely quiet gardens and very private which makes a perfect holiday.
The apartment is also very clean and the cleaner came and cleaned every day and changed the towels.
The only downside is that it is quite a walk down into the town which is ok going but a very steep hill coming back!!.
Mykonos is quite expensive but it is a lovely place and The Geranium we will look back at this as being the place we spent our Honeymoon with affection.
I thoroughly recommend this fantastic hotel. The staff are 1st class. Nothing is too much trouble. Generous, helpful and warm hearted.
The pool is AMAZING! No kids is a real plus in this class=”_3f5ztoLj”>gay hotel.
Yes (as mentioned by other reviewers) the toilet in the shower is weird but don’t let that put you off. The service far outweighs the crazy design.
We enjoyed ourselves so much we’ve booked again.
This is a very nice hotel in Mykonos, but like most hotels in Mykonos, there are little details missing polish – like very small bathroom. Shower was so small that the reflection of water off my body sprayed everywhere. It was on a busy road, but did not really notice the noise when on the hotel grounds, only when walking across the street to Starbucks or into town.
You should note, if you are walking to the gay bars it is a downhill walk and probably 20 minutes depending where you are going, and coming home at night is a pain in the butt after dinner and a few drinks, let alone a night on the town. It is more relaxed to stay here and it is a short walk to the Elysium. You do need a rental car to go to any of the beaches on the island as they are very spread out.
The pool is very nice, loungers are nice, although some in very slight disrepair, nice outside breakfast area, although menu very limited. Bed was very comfortable.
Room facilities: Sea view, Satellite Channels, Flat-screen TV, Safety Deposit Box, Air conditioning, Iron, Private entrance, Shower, Bath, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Kitchenette, Dining area, Kitchenware, Stovetop.
How much does a room costs at Geranium Gay Residence Mýkonos ?
Superior rooms are appointed with king-size beds. Free WiFi is provided.
3. Kouros Hotel & Suites 5* – Gay Friendly Hotel Mykonos
Our next suggestion for a gay friendly hotel Mykonos is a luxury hotel with a 5* category.
Located on the seafront of Mykonos town, the Kouros Hotel & Suites offers elegant accommodation and a quiet location with views over the old and new harbours. Free Wifi is available in all areas.
Each of the rooms at Kouros Hotel & Suites is large and luxuriously appointed while retaining the charm of the typical Cycladic architecture. All rooms have private terraces with Aegean Sea views.
The hotel is conveniently located close to downtown Mykonos. Although the hotel provides shuttles to downtown. It’s a 10-minute walk.
Set in a stylish complex of stone-built and whitewashed buildings overlooking the Aegean Sea, this posh waterfront hotel is 1 km from the Old Port of Mykonos City and 5 km from Mykonos Island National Airport.
Decorated in whites and blues, the sleek, airy rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, and tea and coffee making facilities, plus sea views. Upgrades add Nespresso machines, iPod docks and complimentary wine and fruit. Suites offer balconies, some with private outdoor hot tubs or pools.
Located on the seafront of Mykonos town, the Kouros Hotel & Suites offers you sophisticated accommodation and a wonderfully relaxing location with spectacular views over the old and new harbours. All rooms have private terraces with sea view. Kouros Hotel is regarded as one of the premier establishments for summer vacations in the Cyclades region due to its elegance and impeccable service.
Freshly renovated in 2019 by French designer Fabienne Spahn, Kouros it offers its guests an ideal place for comfort, relaxation and elegance -all combined together in the idyllic setting of Mykonos Island. All the beautifully appointed rooms at the Kouros Hotel & Suites have a private balcony or terrace with unobstructed Sea View. The luxurious atmosphere and the unparalleled service offered in the spacious Suites, combined with the authentic, simple and pure line decorations makes these panoramic sea view rooms the ideal getaway in Mykonos.
Free amenities include breakfast, parking and an airport shuttle. There’s also a stylish eatery and a bar, plus a sea-view pool and a gym.
The rooms are clean, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The beds are cushioned and very comfortable.
The suites have a spectacular view of the Sea and if you have money on your credit card you should book this kind of room!
The premises is meticulously presented and maintained, totally functional and spotlessly clean. The room linen is changed daily and the rooms are cleaned to the highest standard.
The breakfast is to die for; an incredible buffet with local product ,you can choose whatever you want and when you arrive at the table you have an à la carte menu (included )
The pool area is very cool and welcoming and captures the perfect sunset.
The hotel is well situated at about 10 minutes walk from the town center, and breathtaking views of the sunsets over the sea. The hotel is built into the mountain-side so has some steep steps up to the top, but there is also an elevator that can be used. The pool area has a great loungey vibe with a well-stocked bar!
The staff onsite were very helpful in planning our trip, suggesting a car rental service and various beaches to visit on the island. The onsite restaurant is fine for one night but with so many fabulous restaurants in Mykonos town you probably don’t want to have more than one meal there.
Mykonos is a wonderful place to visit for couples or families. For gay couples, you will find a very welcoming island that provides the opportunity to party until late, or ignore all of that and just enjoy a relaxing vacation.
Our room was spotless with a fantastic view. Every ounce of service we received was personal and top notch. Every recommendation we received from the concierge or front desk was accurate and personalized to our requests and interests. The pool area is very comfortable with great service, though with only a few rooms, there is no social pool ‘scene’ here even in high season. For Mykonos, the clientele and vibe we experienced at Kouros was very low key: mostly quiet young honeymooners, a few retirees, and a few families with children.
If you are looking for an upbeat, party experience, or a heavy gay or singles clientele, this place would seem very quiet. Breakfast choices are ample, though only available till 10 or 11, so if you are a late sleeper it’s easily missed.
The hotel caters primarily to couples and a gay clientele.
We were three gay couples touring Greece for two weeks and we spent four nights at the Kouros in early May. Because the hotel is a short walk to town, it felt quieter than some others we saw. The hill-side rooms reminded me of an Incan pyramid, but this meant that most rooms had wonderful ocean views. Every evening at sunset we would gather on the veranda outside our rooms and enjoy local wine, cheese and crackers. We would relax and reflect on the day until the spectacular sunset was a mere memory. We would then walk (or cab) to the great restaurant that the very helpful staff had recommended for that evening.
Since it was early in the season, there were no crowds and the staff was very enthusiastic– we definitely got great service. Since it was still a bit cold, I regret that we did not get to enjoy the pool much. It really looked great with deckchairs and beach towels, always clean and maintained. The pool-side bar was also a plus. None of us would not hesitate to come back.
Room facilities: Balcony, Patio, Sea view, TV, Telephone, Radio, DVD Player, CD Player, Satellite Channels, Flat-screen TV, Safety Deposit Box, Air conditioning, Iron, Desk, Ironing Facilities, Seating Area, Tile/Marble floor, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Slippers, Minibar, Refrigerator, Wake-up service, Alarm clock.
How much does a room costs at Kouros Hotel & Suites Mýkonos ?
Ideally situated on the higher floors of our Hotel, the Deluxe Suites offer truly endless panoramic sea views. The Suites’ spacious interior, comes with designer touches and promising lounge area. Korres amenities are waiting the guest in the Suites’ modern bathroom. A Nespresso coffee machine is also offered.
4. Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa 5* – Gay Friendly Hotel Mykonos
Holiday it’s about having a lot of fun and many memories. Luxury it’s a key element of a successful holiday. Our next recommendation is a luxury hotel in Mykonos.
Occupying a 20,000-square-metre land, Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa features an infinity pool with open views to its private beach. Rooms with spa bath, fine dining, and famous bars await guests.
The elegant rooms offer sea or garden views. They come with many comforts, such as free Wi-Fi, cable and satellite TV, CD/DVD player, and tea-and-coffee maker.
A piano bar, 3 gourmet restaurants and 2 other bars offer guests different dining and drinking opportunities from casual to romantic.
The luxurious Saint John Hotel Resort is located on one of the finest spots on Mykonos Island, in the picturesque area of Agios Ioannis and spans across 20,000 sq. m of land. The resort has been specially created for travelers who demand only the best for their vacation or business trip. Catering to the comfort, convenience and leisure of its guests, the Saint John Mykonos Hotel Resort offers a wide variety of exceptional hotel facilities and services, including a 200-meter long private beach, a spa, a tennis court, swimming pools, restaurants, bars, conference halls and outdoor reception areas.
On a private beach along the Aegean Sea, this posh hotel is 4 km from the Mykonos Windmills.
Elegant rooms come with flat-screens, balconies and living areas, plus tea and coffeemakers. Some offer sea views and/or whirlpool tubs. Suites add living rooms, and some have private pools. Villas with up to 5 bedrooms are also available, and some have private pools and/or kitchens. Private chefs can be requested.
Breakfast is free, and there are several chic dining options and bars, most with terraces and sea views. Other amenities include an outdoor infinity pool, a tennis court
The location is perfect, only ten minutes ( by shuttle) to Mykonos town, the view and the sunset on Delos Island is magic, the beach ( very few hotels in the island have private beach…), the excellent food the rooms with sea view and most of all.
Rooms are outfitted in white decor and are spacious with breathtaking views. It’s an ideal scenic island retreat, though somewhat isolated.
The rooms were impeccably clean and extremely comfortable with insane views and a private Jacuzzi.
Bathroom have a bath and separate jacuzzi shower with usual complimentary toiletries, including toothbrushes, shaver etc. Restaurants all have excellent views and choice and quality of food is very good.
The view from the infinity pool is spectacular – especially first thing when no-one else was there. The beach is really lovely as well and quite sheltered. It makes a nice change for us to be able to swim without keeping an eye on sharks, jellyfish or any other sea creatures.
The hotel is simply awesome. It has a lot of dining options, a magnificent salted pool, it is very clean and the staff is polite and efficient. A well organized navette takes you to Mykonos town and back in the late afternoon and evening. Breakfast is outstanding.
I am a repeater in Mykonos and I chose this hotel as I consider it to be the best on the island.
From pick up at the port to champagne at check in, the start of our stay was just the beginning of an outstanding time. The staff were so attentive and very helpful with regards to any request. The views from the lovely and comfortable room, beach and infinity pool are superb. The breakfast buffet is the best with a machine that does fresh squeezed orange juice and an omelette station plus amazing choices for food.
We also had an excellent dinner at the hotel with the moussaka being the best we ever experienced. We can’t say enough good about the staff who helped with any questions and any requests. The hotel is close to town but away from busy, busy Mykonos Town. A five star rating for a five star hotel!
The resort is actually very big and has a lot to offer: nice bar with amazing sunsets, restaurant, pools, tennis court, table tennis and billiards! We have chosen this hotel for its private beach and didn’t regret it! It’s so great having your beautiful private beach in the hotel if you are not planning to spend a fortune every day in beach clubs. Good snorkeling around the rocks.
Hotel is close to Mykonos village and beaches. We had a car so moving around wasn’t a problem.
Room was very spacious with a pretty view on the chapel and partial sea view (nice bonus). Breakfast buffet had a lot of choice and everything was delicious. Staff is very kind!
Some recommendation to hotel (didn’t have any negative impact on our general impression of the hotel) : I would say that bathtub requires some refreshment and would be great to have the public jacuzzi heated
Room facilities: Balcony, Sea view, Telephone, Radio, DVD Player, CD Player, Satellite Channels, Cable Channels, Safety Deposit Box, Air conditioning, Desk, Seating Area, Fan, Heating, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Spa Bath, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Slippers, Bath or Shower, Minibar.
How much does a room costs at Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa ?
These garden-view rooms are situated next to the verdant gardens of the Saint John Hotel Resort.
5. Poseidon Hotel Suites 3* – Gay Friendly Hotel Mykonos
Our last suggestion is a excellent 3* hotels both as prices, location and LGBT friendly.
Overlooking Mykonos Windmills, the Poseidon Hotel Suites is only 50 m from Megali Ammos Beach. The 3-star hotel offers a freshwater pool, and bright rooms with air conditioning and fan.
Each of the Cycladic rooms opens to a private balcony with across to Mykonos Town, the sea and Delos. A fridge, satellite TV and safe are standard.
Overlooking the Aegean Sea, this relaxed, whitewashed hotel is a 7-minute walk from the iconic Mykonos windmills and 1 km from the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.
Offering balconies, the breezy rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges. Upgraded rooms add sea views. Suites feature living rooms, whirlpool tubs and saunas. Room service is available.
Freebies include parking, and a breakfast buffet served in a casual breakfast room. There’s a sea-view patio, and a lounge with a TV and billiards, plus an outdoor saltwater pool flanked by a bar and sunloungers. Boat trips, massages and beauty treatments are available on request (fee)
See why so many travelers make Poseidon Hotel – Suites their hotel of choice when visiting Mykonos Town. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.
Rooms at Poseidon Hotel provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.
In addition, while staying at Poseidon Hotel – Suites guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. You can also enjoy a pool and free breakfast. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Poseidon Hotel.
Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Three Wells (0.2 mi) and Church of Saint George (0.2 mi), guests of Poseidon Hotel can easily experience some of Mykonos Town’s most well known attractions.
While in Mykonos Town, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Poseidon Hotel, including Joanna’s Nikos Place (0.2 mi), D’Angelo Mykonos (0.1 mi), and M-eating (0.3 mi).
There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular history museums such as Lena’s House and Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.
We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Poseidon Hotel – Suites as you experience all of the things Mykonos Town has to offer.
Location is amazing as it is steps away from the pedestrianised streets of Mykonos town, and is a 5min walk to South bus station (gets you to beaches, other parts of the island, etc.)
The rooms are large and very clean. As with the bathroom. A/C worked very and so did the WIFI. You could have a large balcony that looked out at the ocean which is an added bonus.
The bathroom has nice features like a shower with body sprays, scalp massager, hand wand, and steam. There was also a separate jacuzzi tub.
Breakfast is self service and truly amazing with a huge amount of choices from cooked breakfast foods to fresh feta, fruit, cold meats, fresh Greek yogurt with different toppings or fresh breads pastries & cakes!
The pool is amazing and big enough with plenty of sun beds for guests so it is not overcrowded. You can relax by the pool all day and you’ll be well looked after by Tasso behind the bar.
Great location and breakfast;) very good hospitality and housekeeping:) it is also suitable for gay couples. We enjoy the hotel and the Island.
Also very gay friendly- a nice mix of gay and straight guests, without the horror of all gay resorts like Elysium.
This hotel is our favorite from our island trip. The bed is the best we have had in over 6 weeks touring around Europe, including a number of 4* hotels who always double up the beds to make a king size bed, this is a real bed – we booked the Deluxe room and had a nice view of the windmills and the sea. The staff goes out of their way to make everyone comfortable, breakfast is included and has a lot of choices from cereals, pastries to eggs, etc.
Thaxos the bartender is quite a character and goes out of his way to make everyone feel comfortable and it’s a diverse crowd from many countries, straight and gay, and he seamlessly flows between everyone and keeps the drinks and food flowing with a great sense of humor and knowledge of the island.
From the pick up at the airport to reception, to bar and wait staff, to the cleaners, everyone was so friendly and warm and eager to help. Pretty much all the staff we interacted with spoke excellent English and made us feel so welcome. The hotel itself is reasonably newly decorated, modern, clean and comfortable. Lovely reception area, nice outdoor bar, lovely pool area, indoor bar with games room. Excellent breakfast offering with lots of variety.
We booked a deluxe sea view room and got room 109. The room was a good size, with a massive bed which was really comfie. Great shower. Plenty of hanging, drawer and shelf space for clothes, etc. Well stocked mini bar. Really good room service menu which is also the bar menu. Lovely view.
The hotel is 10 mins from the airport. It’s a five minute walk to the windmills either on the street or via a coastal path. It’s about 10 mins to the centre of the old town. There’s a supermarket 5 mins away. Really excellent location.
Really can’t fault anything about this place and it felt like good value for money
Room facilities: Sea view, Garden view, Landmark view, Terrace,Radio, Satellite Channels, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Safety Deposit Box, Air conditioning,Seating Area, Soundproofing,Tile/Marble floor, Wardrobe/Closet,Bath, Hairdryer, Free toiletries,Toilet, Bathroom, Slippers,Refrigerator, 2 Seat Dining Table,Wake-up service, Towels.
How much does a room costs at Poseidon Hotel Suites Mýkonos ?
Featuring a spa bath, this air-conditioned suite has a separate bedroom and comes with Aegean Sea and pool views. It offers a seating area with sofa and flat-screen, satellite TV. A mini fridge is included.