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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.
There is also a large gay scene in Thessaloniki with gay/lesbian bars/clubs and several friendly mixed venues, and several LGBT organisations. In June 2012, the city got its own annual pride event (Thessaloniki Pride).
Rhodes has a long history of being a gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Senses Music Bar is the most famous gay place in Rhodes, Greece.
Rhodes, the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, is known for its beach resorts, ancient ruins and remnants of its occupation by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. The city of Rhodes has an Old Town featuring the medieval Street of the Knights and the castle like Palace of the Grand Masters. Captured by the Ottomans and then held by the Italians, the palace is now a history museum.
Top attractions to visit in Rhodes
- Tsambika Beach
- Monolithos Castle
- Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
- Anthony Quinn Bay
- Medieval City
Best Day Trips in Rhodes
- High Speed Boat to Lindos
- Day Trip to Lindos with pickup from Rhodes, Ixia, Ialyssos, Kallithea, Faliraki
- Romantika All inclusive Day Cruise
- Symi Island from Rhodes with transfers from Ialyssos, Ixia, and Kallithea
- Symi & Panormitis full day cruise from Rhodes !!
1. Old Town Senses Boutique Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Rhodes
Situated in the Rhodes Medieval city district in Rhodes Town, 650 m from Clock Tower. Free WiFi is available throughout.
Decorated in soft white tones, Old Town Senses Boutique Hotel features modern furniture and decor. Every room has a flat-screen TV. Some units include a seating area where you can relax. You will find a coffee machine and a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers.
Situated in the medieval city in Rhodes, tastefully decorated in soft white tones emphasizing the synthesis of wood, stone, metal and glass, the Old Town Senses Boutique Hotel features modern furniture and décor in a minimalist style. Located within walking distance of the Clock Tower and the Grand Master’s Palace, the Old Town Senses Boutique Hotel is an ideal base for those who want to explore the Old Town and experience all that has made this place a UNESCO monument of global cultural heritage.
Old Town Senses Boutique Hotel has 8 suites that can accommodate up to 4 people and offer a range of amenities such as king sized beds, air conditioning, Wi-Fi , flat screen TV with satellite channels, coffee machine, kettle, mini fridge, safe box, iron and iron board, tablet, bathrobes, slippers and hot tubs with hydro-massage or Jacuzzi. The suites are designed to offer a sense of luxury within the compact environment of the Old Town, and you will enjoy privacy whenever you need it.
A tiny diamond hotel gay friendly in the old town !the stuff and the owner are very professional and they run it very well ! It’s very clean and cut ! The spot is very convenient just a few meters away from the wall of the old town so it’s very easy to carry luggage from a taxi or parked car.
We had a wonderful stay in Senses Boutique Hotel, the room was very friendly, clean and comfortable as the pictures show.
If I go back Rhodes in the future I would stay there again for sure! Irene is the most wonderful owner I’ve ever met.
Comfortable, clean room, but the best part is the owner, Irene, and her husband. Irene is a delightful hostess. She cooked a breakfast each morning and served it in the lovely hotel courtyard. Afterwards, she chatted with us and told us interesting things about the island and her family.
With only 8 rooms, she had time to spoil us, answer our questions, and make us feel so welcome. The location was ideal for walking around the Old Town. Just a couple of blocks from the central fountain plaza. Actual ancient ruins right in front of the hotel.
Awesome, comfortable, small hotel close to the heart of old town Rhodes. Irene & Nick are very friendly and helpful hosts, who went out of their way to make our experience in Rhodes wonderful. Their array of 8 rooms has something for everyone. Beds were comfortable, bathrooms were well appointed, and the extra sitting room with a fridge & coffee maker was appreciated. We searched a wide array of hotels in old town and Senses was the best.
This is the second time we stayed at the Old Town Senses Boutique Hotel.
The staff Irene and Nick were extremely helpful with any questions we had. They went above and beyond to make us feel like home. Advised us what tourism activities in Rhodes.
Hotel was modern and extremely clean , as for the location only few meters away from the main fountain in the old town. I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to stay to a modern clean hotel with extremely happy staff that are willing to do anything to make their guest feel welcome.
I think that we couldn’t have chosen a better place for our stay in Rhodes since the hotel is situated right in the center of the old town with many restaurants, shops and sights in walking distance. The main gate from where you can take a taxi to one of the nearby beaches is just five minutes away.
With a ten minute walk you can get to the main bus station from where you can get a bus to any other location on the island. We visited seven springs and also Lindos by bus and the service was great.
The hotel is decorated nicely with modern design and the rooms are cleaned daily. Guests are greeted with a bottle of complimentary wine, fresh fruit, water and juice and there are also all the shower necessities. A full breakfast is served daily and is included in the price.
Owners were lovely people, polite and very helpful during our stay. I am certainly revisiting when back in Rhodes.
How much does a room costs at Old Town Senses Boutique Hotel ?
This suite has a private entrance, air conditioning and hot tub.
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2. Esperos Village Blue & Spa – Adults Only 5* – Gay Friendly Accommodation Rhodes
Set on a green hill with panoramic sea views, 5-star Esperos Village Resort is situated in the popular Faliraki. It features spacious rooms with Mediterranean Sea views, and offers 2 swimming pools and a tennis court.
The modern rooms have cool tiled floors and wooden furniture. Each is en suite with bathtub, and equipped with a satellite TV, CD player, hairdryer and coffee maker.
Breakfast and dinner buffets are served at the sea-view Panorama Restaurant. The poolside restaurant serves à la carte Mediterranean dishes. Drinks are available at pool bar.
Esperos Village Resort features a fitness centre with sauna and hot tub. A daily light animation program for fitness and jogging is provided, and water sports are available on the beach.
Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and a 9-minute walk from Faliraki beach, this upmarket, adults-only resort is also 15 minutes’ walk from the slides and wave pool at WaterPark.
Bright, modern rooms with colorful accents offer free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, along with minifridges, safes and coffeemakers. All have balconies or terraces with sea views. Upgraded rooms have shared or private plunge pools. Suites add airy living rooms.
Free perks include a beach shuttle, parking, and a breakfast buffet served in a restaurant that has a terrace. There are also 2 other eateries, 2 outdoor pools and a poolside bar, plus a gym, a hot tub and a spa.
It is a hilly resort and you have to be able to walk up and down about 100 steps to breakfast and dinner, unless the shuttle bus happens to pass, but the view makes the stay all the more special. At least you get a bit of exercise after laying on sunbeds all day long. The infinity pool is a bit on the small size, but works. Service from bar staff could be more frequent and more attentive, but if you went to get them, it was fine.
Overall service was very good, food was excellent in all restaurants and the staff were well trained. It is hard to find the perfect package and we were on balance very pleased with the level of service, food quality and luxury provided.
It is a large resort but we were staying very close to reception and the pools. We stayed on bed and breakfast basis. Breakfast selection was great with plenty of choices hot, cold, European and Greek selections along with variety of coffees. We generally stayed at front facing pool with comfortable sunbeds and a nice refreshing infinity pool. Service was excellent and very friendly. Hotel has partnership with Amadeus hotel via free shuttle bus…really liked it there..6 euros for 2 sunbeds and a great bar with cool ibiza style vibe.
Our room at the hotel was spacious, well furnished and comfortable with good aircon and a lovely view. Cleaning staff did a great job too. Guests should be aware this is a very German dominated hotel, probably 80% guests. For information taxis to Rhodes town 20 euros, Faliraki 10 euros. Overall a great stay with super staff.
We were staying in standard sea view rooms. The rooms had been recently refurbished and were very quiet and comfortable with a lovely sunny balcony with good sea views.
The hotel is quite unusual because the rooms are scattered on a hillside (so there are lots of steps!) However this is not a problem as there is a regular mini bus that takes you to the main building where the pools, restaurants and bars are. The bus also takes you to a sister hotel on the beach.
The service at the hotel was very good, especially Maria in the Aphrodite restaurant and all the staff in the Mediterraneo a la carte restaurant.
The selection at breakfast was excellent and the food good. We booked B&B only and we were glad that we had, as this allowed us to eat in some Greek tavernas as well as in the hotel. We enjoyed eating both lunch and dinner in the a la carte restaurant.
It is easy to order a taxi from reception. A taxi to Rhodes Town is 20 euro and 9 Euro to Faliraki. There is also a ferry that goes into Rhodes town.
There are not many tavernas within walking distance. We would recommend Ilios Taverna for lunch or dinner (which is on the beach and only 7 Euro in a taxi). The fresh fish is excellent and we went twice.
The pools are lovely (although cold in May!) and the sun beds very comfortable.
I would recommend this hotel unless you would rather stay at a hotel right on the beach.
How much does a room costs at Esperos Village Blue & Spa – Adults Only ?
This double room features a balcony and seating area.
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3. Kouros Exclusive Hotel & Suites 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Rhodes Greece
Located in the lively village of Faliraki, just 100 m from the sandy beach and nude beach of Faliraki, Kouros Exclusive Hotel & Suites features a pool with a poolside snack bar and a tennis court. It offers accommodation with views over the the garden, the mountain or the pool.
Kouros rooms and suites are bright and air-conditioned each with a coffee maker, minibar and free Wi-Fi access. Some units include bathrobes, while slippers and free toiletries are also offered to all guests.
The on-site bar serves refreshing drinks, cocktails and light meals by the pool and buffet breakfast is prepared daily.
A 4-minute walk from Kathara Beach, this chic hotel in an airy building is 3 km from Anthony Quinn Bay and 12 km from the Bee Museum.
Polished rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges, along with safes and kettles. All have balconies or terraces with pool or countryside views. Suites add coffeemakers. Upgraded suites provide terrace hot tubs and/or private pools.
A complimentary breakfast buffet is served in an informal restaurant. There’s also a breezy bar with a terrace overlooking an outdoor pool, along with gardens, a tennis court and BBQ facilities.
The location was perfect, five minute walk to a lovely beach and about a 10 minute walk in to Faliraki itself, to get into town you could go by road or along the beach on a wooden walkway way which gave you the opportunity to sample all the lovely bars and taverns along the way.
We felt very safe whilst on holiday and the hotel kept everything immaculate, even down to washing the floor area around the pool and sanitising the sunbeds/seating daily.
The hotel is on two sides of the road, the road isn’t that busy so very little noise. We stayed in a double deluxe room on the third floor which was located on the hotel side where the pool is.
The room was large with a separate bathroom are and large shower. There is a kettle with tea and coffee and a large fridge. The bed was really comfy and there is also a large tv in the room. The balcony looked across Rhodes, on the balcony were two comfy chairs and a small table.
The hotel itself was immaculately clean, and the staff friendly and helpful. There are plenty of loungers around the pool which are spaced out. There is a bar near the pool which opens around 11.30 which serves snacks. The local beer was €4 for a large glass which was reasonable.
We ate at the restaurant and the food was lovely and fresh and again the prices were reasonable. The breakfast was a platter of pastries and yoghurt and other items brought to your table and then followed by eggs however u wanted them cooked.
There is a bus stop outside which takes you to Rhodes town and also another to Lindos, the Rhodes bus took about 20 minutes.
The beach is close and it is about a 15 minute walk into Faliraki and there are some lovely bars along the walk. You can also walk up the road to Faliraki which takes about the same time. On our day of departure we could leave our cases in reception and there is a room to have a shower before you leave.
We did pay for private transfers which took about 20 minutes from the airport and cost around £55 return through travel extras.
We will definitely be stopping at this hotel again.
The placed has a lovely relaxed feel about it. We weren’t sure if it’s adults only but there certainly weren’t many children about during our stay. With the hotel being relatively small there was never a problem getting a sun bed by the large pool. The main grounds are full of interesting features and water pools which are all kept immaculately clean.
We stayed B&B and found the breakfast selection more than adequate to avoid being bored during our 7 day stay. We ate at the hotel restaurant on our first night as we arrived at 11pm. The traditional Greek food was fantastic although a bit pricey compared other nearby restaurants which offered food of equal quality.
The room was modern and comfortable with a free to use safe, aircon and fridge. The free bottle of water on our arrival was a nice touch. Our balcony overlooked the pool and had the sun on it from early afternoon to sunset which was beautiful to watch each night.
WiFi was also ok if a bit flaky on occasion. My only couple of minor gripes was the smallish size of the room and the lack of storage space which meant we were living out of our suitcase a bit. Also we don’t come away on holiday to watch TV but it would have been nice to have a British news channel to watch in the morning whilst taking advantage of the tea and coffee making facilities.
During our stay we got buses to both Rhodes and Lindos with the hotel being handily placed on bus routes to both with the nearest stops yards from the entrance.
All in all a great stay. We would definitely recommend this hotel and look to return in the future.
How much does a room costs at Kouros Exclusive Hotel & Suites ?
Prices start 150$/night for Deluxe Double Room. The Premium Suite with Private Pool is 360$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Offering a furnished terrace with a private outdoor pool, this air conditioned premium suite has a dining table and a separate seating area. It is fitted with a flat screen TV with satellite channels, safe box, mini fridge, electric kettle and coffee machine. It is complete with a walk in shower with a separate bathtub and the property provides bathrobes and slippers.
Where to book online – Kouros Exclusive Hotel & Suites – Gay Friendly Hotels Rhodes Greece – you can find the best hotels deals in Rhodes during Medieval Rose Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Rhodes on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Casa Cook Rhodes (Adults Only) 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Rhodes
Set in Kolymbia in the Rhodes Region, 1.7 km from Tsambika Beach, Casa Cook Rhodes boasts a large outdoor pool, an a la carte restaurant and a fully equipped fitness room.
The minimally decorated rooms come with a satellite flat-screen TV. Rooms have a private bathroom fitted with a shower. For your comfort, you will also find bathrobes and slippers. Certain rooms include a seating area for your convenience.
You can enjoy local and international dishes at the on-site restaurant, while there is also a bar with comfortable lounge area by the pool.
Against the rocky backdrop of Panagia Tsampika Psili Dimou Archagkelou wildlife refuge, this stylish, adults-only boutique hotel is a 9-minute walk from Kolymbia Beach and 29 km from Rhodes International Airport.
Featuring verandas with direct pool access, the haute rooms offer nature-inspired decor, free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and minibars. Suites add living areas; some have whirlpool tubs, private pools and loft bedrooms.
A complimentary breakfast buffet is served in a rustic-chic area comprising a restaurant, a bar, an outdoor pool and a sundeck, plus an open-air lounge with hammocks. There’s also a gym. Yoga and e-bike rentals are available.
An island of contrasts, Rhodes is the perfect marriage of ancient and modern culture. Set against the backdrop of Tsambika Mountain, Casa Cook Rhodes offers a hideaway for modern travellers. This adults-only boutique hotel is a modern retreat featuring minimalist design featuring with wood and natural colours in keeping with the surrounding landscape of olive groves and rocky hills. If you’re looking for a stylishly bohemian escape in a stunning setting, Casa Cook Rhodes is your destination.
Morning or evening, the Kitchen Club serves as the hotel’s heart. Here, the bar, restaurant and main pool area merge seamlessly and form the perfect backdrop for guests to relax, socialise or even celebrate over perfectly crafted drinks and plates of Greek mezze while enjoying the amazing beats from the hotel’s resident DJ. For a change of scenery, Kolymbia and Kolymbia Beach are within easy walking distance. Tsambika Beach with its broad stretch of sand in a secluded location is a short drive from the resort.
Further afield is Rhodes Town. This UNESCO World Heritage site offers a fascinating experience steeped in medieval history and the chance to explore local culture. An active holiday or a relaxing getaway? The choice is yours. Energetic guests can enjoy sailing or hike in the nearby hills to drink in spectacular views of the coastline. Guests longing for inner harmony can take part in group or private open-air yoga classes at the yoga shala. Whatever you prefer, this ticks all the boxes for a sublime holiday.
Rooms are reasonably sized with decent wardrobe space and powerful showers. Bed slightly hard but that’s probably in comparison with what I am used to. Room backs onto a pool shared with around nine other rooms, and the pool was practically empty every time I used it. There is also a large pool by the bar which has plenty of sunbeds around it. There are activities such as yoga but at 20 euros for each session, I felt it slightly expensive after paying for the hotel accommodation.
Other occupants tend to get hire cars and explore the island. I chose not to as I wanted a complete relaxation and that is what I got. The hotel is set within a small mountain range and apart from occasional noise from the goats walking the mountains, there are no other external noises. There is music by the main pool, but relatively quiet on the rooms away from the pool.
Food is exceptionally good, although I felt the need to venture out in the evenings to local tavernas to get some change from eating at the same venue .
The hotel is kept very clean and lastly, the service is top quality with workers who always have a smile on their face and wanting to ensure guests are happy with what they are receiving.
The room was absolutely amazing, swim up pool and the view of Tsambika Mountain outstanding. It met and exceeded all of our expectations.
I had booked bed and breakfast as we always like to go out into the local villages for our evening meals. Well what can I say about breakfast, amazing, everything you could ask for and more, you can ask as well for eggs done in a certain way. The food was fresh, choice staggering, fresh juices, fresh pancakes, everything you could imagine was available.
We only ate in the hotel for one evening, there was a good choice of food and the service was excellent, as well as the food. The dining area around the pool is absolutely gorgeous. The food is more expensive than the local Tavernas, but not overly priced. Drinks however were quite a bit more expensive but you always get this In a hotel.
Whilst we were at the hotel we saw the same waiting staff every day. They were extremely pleasant, attentive and friendly. All the staff we met from the receptionist, waiting staff, housekeeping, the bar staff, everyone we came across always had a smile and a good morning or good evening. I commend them all and the manager should be extremely proud of his staff, they are outstanding.
If you want a first class hotel, in a beautiful quiet location, this is a must. If you want to go out every night and party give it a miss, go to one of the bigger villages. Kolymbia is very quiet with few tavernas, but the ones that are there are outstanding.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this hotel. It is 5 *, just fabulous.
How much does a room costs at Casa Cook Rhodes ?
Featuring a private pool and a terrace with sun loungers, this minimal suite comes with a living area, flat-screen, satellite TV and free WiFi.
Where to book online – Casa Cook Rhodes (Adults Only) – Gay Friendly Hotels Rhodes Greece – you can find the best hotels deals in Rhodes during Medieval Rose Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Rhodes on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Nikos Takis Fashion Boutique Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Rhodes Greece
Housed in a restored, historical Italian building and fitted with medieval and oriental elements, Nikos Takis Fashion Hotel is situated in the Medieval Rhodes Old Town, just 20 m from the Grand Master’s Palace and the Street of Knights.
Decorated by the famous fashion designers Nikos and Takis, all rooms have ecological Coco Mat mattresses, a private bathroom with hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, satellite LCD TV and coffee maker. They open out to a balcony overlooking the Grand Master’s Palace, the Aegean Sea and the Medieval Town.
A homemade breakfast prepared with fresh local ingredients can be enjoyed daily. Nikos Takis Fashion Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property. Bike hire and car hire can be arranged.
This relaxed boutique hotel is a 12-minute walk from the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, and 2 km from Eli Beach on the Mediterranean Sea.
Offering rustic decor with stylish, colorful accents, the refined rooms have TVs with satellite channels, plus free Wi-Fi, minibars and safes. Distinct features in individual rooms include marble bathrooms, beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and/or private terraces. The 5 suites add sitting areas and whirlpool tubs; some have sea views.
Breakfast and massages are available.
This small hotel is in a great location – close to everything in the old town, but not in a noisy area. The rooms are all unique. Breakfast is amazing!
Perfectly situated in the old town of Rhodes, this lovely boutique hotel is simply delightful. We were welcomed by the charming owner and his team and everything was done to ensure our stay was special and indeed it was! The breakfasts were some of the very best we have ever enjoyed in Greece and served in a magical courtyard.
We would recommend this hotel unreservedly.
Located in the heart of the old city this very unusual hotel is a great place to stay if you are going to be in Rhodes. Next to the Palace of the Grand Masters you are greeted by Vagelis, a very nice and obliging hotelier who also happens to be bellman, cook and waiter. Did I mention there are only seven rooms, all very different from one another.
We stayed in the Emery Sultan suite which was very comfortable on the second floor with a private balcony with hot tub. It was very nice and at this hotel the room you pick matters.
Mornings started with a fresh breakfast served on linen tablecloths. The old town is a very small place with many shops and restaurants, not many hotels.
If you enjoy exotic boutique hotels then you will love it here. Surrounded by history and around the corner from the Street of the Knights this beautifully decorated hotel fitted in well with the ambience of the location in Old Town.
Very romantic at night walking up the Street of the Knights with its glowing lamps and entering the hotel courtyard filled with lit candles. A lovely breakfast in a pleasant courtyard served by the very helpful and pleasant Angelo. Despite the amount of tourists in this area, it was very quiet at all times.
How much does a room costs at Nikos Takis Fashion Boutique Hotel ?
Prices start 160$/night for Deluxe Room. The Royal Grand Master Suite with Jacuzzi on Terrace and Sea View is 310$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Set on the 2nd floor and opening to a spacious terrace with hot tub and views of the sea and the Grand Master’s Palace, this air-conditioned room features a handmade iron large double bed with Coco-mat bedding. A sound system is installed in the room and the bathroom which is fitted with handmade tiles, while bathrobes and slippers are also offered.
A smart TV with satellite channels and a small kitchen equipped with dinner table are available. Please note, the Suite is only accessible by stairs. Complimentary champagne is offered.
Where to book online – Nikos Takis Fashion Boutique Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Rhodes Greece – you can find the best hotels deals in Rhodes during Medieval Rose Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Rhodes on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.