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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.
Santorini has a long history of being a gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as 2 Brothers Bar Santorini or Wet Stories bar are the most famous gay place in Santorini, Greece.
Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.
Top attractions to visit in Santorini
- Hiking Trail Fira – Oia
- Amoudi Bay
- Museum of Prehistoric Thira
- Kamari Beach
- Akrotiri Archaeological Site
Best Full-day Tours in Santorini
- Semi Private Standard | Santorini Catamaran Cruise with Greek buffet and Drinks
- Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
- Semi Private Premium | Catamaran Cruise with BBQ on board & Drinks
- Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour
- Santorini Volcanic Islands Cruise: Volcano, Hot Springs and Thirassia
1. Athermi Suites – Adults Only 4* – Gay Hotels Santorini
Boasting Aegean Sea and Caldera views from their furnished balcony, Athermi offers luxurious suites in Megalochori of Santorini. It features a pool with a sun terrace and a poolside snack bar. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
All air-conditioned suites are fitted with handmade furnishings in white tones and driftwood details. The seating area includes a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a minibar. Slippers and a hairdryer are provided. Some suites also come with a hot tub.
Guests at Athermi Suites can start their day with a buffet breakfast, enriched with traditional products. Local taverns and wineries can be found within a short stroll.
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Santorini Caldera, this refined all-suite hotel is a 15-minute hike from the black sands of Thermi Beach and 2 km from SantoWines winery. Santorini Airport is 8 km away.
Featuring hand-carved driftwood decor, the airy, individually decorated suites include flat-screens and minibars. They also offer beach towels, room service and free Wi-Fi. Some have shared balconies, and upgraded suites add private balconies, along with private pools or Jacuzzis with caldera views.
A breakfast buffet and parking are free. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a pool bar. Cruises and excursions are also offered.
See why so many travelers make Athermi Suites their small hotel of choice when visiting Megalochori. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a quaint setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.
Rooms at Athermi Loft Studio Hotel offer a flat screen TV, a minibar, and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.
A concierge, room service, and a sun terrace are some of the conveniences offered at this small hotel. A pool and free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Athermi Suites, free parking is available.
While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the seafood restaurants, including Petrino and Alati, all of which are a short distance from Athermi Suites.
If you’re looking for something to do, 1260 Ceramic studio (0.4 mi) and Symposion by La Ponta (0.3 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Athermi Loft Studio Hotel.
The suite was stunning. The rooms were very clean, the staff extremely friendly and the food was enjoyable for breakfast. Would highly recommend the cave room, it is possibly the best room I have ever stayed in with a massive swimming pool/cave that opens up onto the santorini sunset. The bed also has a huge window with an electric blind that opens onto the sunset. Food can be ordered to the room and we had complementary champagne on arrival. The room was huge as well. The view from the pool and bar is fantastic as well overlooking the sea and sunset facing. We spent our last night in the cave room and it was definitely a special experience.
The location is quiet and benefits from an elevated cliff top position offering superb views for the sunsets and coastline which having travelled around the island are as good as anywhere else we visited. My guess is a lot of visitors gravitate to the main resorts if Fira, Oia, Kamari or Perissa to have immediate access to beaches and a lively nightlife, having spent time in all of them we were so glad to return back to the tranquility and views here.
All resorts and beaches are easily accessible from the hotel, though I would add that taxi prices are expensive with short trips to Kamari starting at 40 euros return, there is a regular bus service with stops a few minutes walk away that service the whole island.
The hotel has around 11 rooms and we had booked the room with a jacuzzi which is located below to pool overlooking the sea and was well worth the extra charge, one minor point to the owners , the outside light should be on a separate circuit as the room electrics are isolated when the room key is removed and when returning at night it is very dark. The pool area is clean and well appointed with ample seating and loungers, Sue works tirelessly during the day making excellent poolside meals and cocktails and deserves a mention.
Breakfast is a small buffet service up until 10.30 and there is room for improvement here, there needs to be a chillier for the milk and juices which were warm, in particular the butter which was almost always runny. There was a variety of food and fresh fruit available which was replenished. Rooms have fridges which have various drinks to purchase and on a purely personal note for a hotel of this high calibre bottled water should be free and not charged.
Room: we stayed in the Athermi Suite, perched on the cliff edge with amazing views, an outdoor jacuzzi and all the amenities you could possibly need, we were extremely well looked after by housekeeping team.
Food: lovely, a good selection for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – they also bought small plates of home baking for us to try…Spinach/Feta Pie was gorgeous !!!
Bar: really well stocked, great cocktails and super friendly / welcoming service, extremely attentive and nothing was too much trouble and very reasonable prices too.
Reception/Concierge: really couldn’t be more helpful; offering ideas, suggestions and lots of local information.
Location: on the outskirts of the village, you can walk to local mini market and a few nice restaurants – the road to the village has paths in places and is fine for walking day or night – Megalochori is beautiful.
How much does a room costs at Athermi Suites – Adults Only ?
Featuring an outdoor hot tub on its furnished balcony, this spacious suite is situated on the edge of the cliff, boasting Aegean Sea and Caldera views. Fitted with handmade furnishings, it offers:
– free Wi-Fi – flat-screen, satellite TV – minibar – bathrobes, slippers and hairdryer.
Where to book online – Athermi Suites – Adults Only – Gay Hotels Santorini Greece – you can find the best hotels deals in Santorini during The Ifestia Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Santorini on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. 1864 The Sea Captain’s House 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Santorini
Boasting direct views to the Aegean Sea, volcano and the world-famous caldera, the historic 1864 The Sea Captain’s House has stylish rooms with king-size beds. Located in the scenic Oia village, it is 220 steps from Ammoudi Beach.
Fitted with four-poster beds, all suites combine Santorini’s minimal aesthetics with Renaissance influences. Each opens to a furnished terrace with sea and caldera views. Bulgari toiletries are provided for free.
Guests can enjoy an American breakfast, which is served until late into the day, at the Captain’s House courtyard or the common terrace. Restaurants and café can be found within 20 m.
Exclusive massage and body treatments can be arranged at each of the suites’ private terraces. Beach towels and free WiFi access are available.
Perched on a cliff and overlooking the Aegean Sea, this posh all-suite hotel is a 4-minute walk from the Byzantine Castle Ruins and 5 km from the pebbled Baxedes Beach. Santorini Airport is 17 km away.
Featuring terraces and vaulted ceilings, the sophisticated suites offer free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and marble bathrooms, as well as sitting areas, minibars, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some have canopy beds and/or soaking tubs.
Complimentary perks include breakfast, and transfer service to the airport and ferry terminal. There’s a furnished courtyard.
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The owner of the hotel, Takis, is responsive and genuinely cares that you enjoy your stay. He checked with us each morning to make sure that we had everything we wanted and was full of suggestions for things for us to do.
The property is small, with just a few rooms, and is very well located, just 20 steps off the main path where most of the shops and restaurants are located. The pedestrian path outside the hotel is busy, but you will soon see why – the hotel is located in a perfect place for photos! We enjoyed sitting outside and watching the numerous wedding pics taking place, and still felt like we were in a private setting.
We stayed in the Venetian Suite. Antique furniture and a beautiful big bed. The bathroom was large and had character – although having a shower was a little more difficult without making a mess, as there was no shower curtain or door. However, we both enjoyed having a bath instead for the few days we were there.
We had to depart very early in the morning on the final day, and Takis organised the porter to come and collect our luggage and the car to take us to the airport.
We would definitely stay there again. This is a fantastic compromise between the larger hotels which can be expensive and Airbnb style accommodation (which I have stayed in before in Oia). And the position really is perfect (tough to find somewhere as central as this in Oia).
The Sailing Suite is wonderful. The bed is so comfortable and the furnishings are exquisite. The view of the Caldera is even better than the photos can capture. I do believe it has the best terrace of all the suites because you can look out at the Caldera from your chairs, and the small pedestrian path going by is below you, so you have privacy from the tourists that walk by to take pictures. The Venetian Suite terrace is at the corner and has the same great views as well but you won’t feel as private with tourists walking around the corner, down the path. The terrace of the Captain’s Suite is actually at the level of the pedestrian path; you cannot see the Caldera seated in your chair and you would notice people walking by through the lattice work above the wall. At the height of tourist season, there might be quite a few people walking by.
Breakfast was incredible, and we were glad we were there 3 days to sample all the options. Our meal at Ambrosia and Nectar was the best meal we had in Greece (we did not dine at Ambrosia, I can only imagine it must be outstanding as well).
Oia is where you want stay if you want some peace and quite. There are plenty of good shops, and not being into the nightclub scene, we had no interest in Fira. Some friends who went to Fria for the day said we missed nothing. Incidentally, Oia has a desalination plant that supplies its drinking water, which is good enough to drink from the tap. We were told by the guide at the Boutari winery (do visit!) that elsewhere on the island the water tastes terrible.
Tony is a wonderful host and was there to greet us in Oia at donkey pick-up and drop-off time (arrival and departure). I highly recommend paying for their special round-trip transportation. It’s well worth it (and we usually rough it ourselves).
Treat yourself to a wonderful experience at the Sea Captain’s House.
How much does a room costs at 1864 The Sea Captain’s House ?
Prices start 328$/night for Double Room.
Where to book online – 1864 The Sea Captain’s House – Gay Friendly Hotels Santorini Greece – you can find the best hotels deals in Santorini during The Ifestia Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Santorini on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Asma Suites 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Fira Santorini
Asma Suites offers free WiFi and elegantly furnished suites with a private hot tub, all in Fira on the Island of Santorini. This property is 3 km from the Exo Gialos beach.
The suites are air conditioned and each has a seating area, a flat-screen satellite and cable TV and a balcony with views of Santorini caldera.
Asma Suites is a 10-minute drive from Santorini Airport and a shuttle bus from and to the airport can be organised on request.
Simple suites with whirlpool tubs & terraces in a serene hotel near the beach, plus free breakfast.
Asma Suites is situated within close walking distance to Fira, with all its shops, bars and restaurants, but in a quiet and private area, not overlooked by anyone.
The terrace for the Sun Suite is large with a Jacuzzi and sunbeds, table and chairs. Note, this terrace is by the reception and stairs so other guests need to pass through, but this is only occasional and did not bother us one bit. We had all the peace and privacy we needed, plus the view is spectacular.
Our only critique would be comfier sunbeds, as we spent so much time on them gazing at the magnificent Caldera view!
Complimentary local white wine and water are refreshed daily; the wine was very pleasant.
Toiletries are provided, including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion, shower cap, shaving kit, dental kit, sewing kit and shoe shine!
We visited the Wine Museum (brilliant), had wine tasting, then went to Argyros Estate for more wine tasting, and finally we went to a restaurant for a private cookery lesson making local dishes and having lunch.
We also had a private tour going to the Akrotiri archaeological site, the monastery for incredible views, followed by the traditional village of Pyrgos.
Overall I must applaud Maria for her outstanding service, attention to detail and beautiful place of paradise in Santorini.
It’s the first time I’d visited Santorini, and Asma Suites was the best choice: the location is perfect in the heart of Thira, with view of the volcano and sunset. The room was clean and comfortable ( Nespresso coffee machine, soft drinks & bottled water in the fridge, 1 bottle of complimentary local wine every day ), massage shower, the jacuzzi was nice & hot all the time.
But on the top of all these, Maria & the staff made me feel at home, they provided transfer from the airport, gave me sightseeing tips, looked after me every possible way ( but ensured privacy at the same time, so I could relax & feel secured ), they served delicious breakfast in my room, and Maria was available all the time whenever I had a question or request.
The location is perfect, just a 3 minute walk from the main Cathedral which allows easy access to Fira, but is only just around the corner which prevents the noise from reaching your terrace. The view is absolutely breathtaking! Maria was an excellent host who couldn’t do anything more to make our stay perfect.
The property was immaculately clean thanks to the hard working staff. We had the Sun Suite which was a lovely large, cave style room which stayed fairly cool despite the heat outside. The bed was very comfortable and the fridge, kettle and coffee machine were very useful.
Breakfast was a box of treats from a bakery (this was during the pandemic so not sure what the normal breakfast is), orange juice and coffee served at the time of your choice to the table on your terrace. Maria helped us decide what we wanted to do, where to eat and booked us a sailing trip and a hire car. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.
How much does a room costs at Asma Suites ?
Prices start 415$/night for Junior Sunset Suite with Hot Tub and Caldera View. The Deluxe Sea Suite with Hot Tub Caldera View is 600$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Very spacious, elegantly furnished suite with free WiFi and an outdoor heated private hot tub. Has a seating area, a flat-screen satellite and cable TV and a balcony with views of Santorini caldera.
Where to book online – Asma Suites – Gay Friendly Hotels Fira Greece – you can find the best hotels deals in Santorini during The Ifestia Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Santorini on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Lilium Santorini Villa 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Santorini
Situated along the rim of the, offers a pool with hydromassage facilities. overlook the and the volcano, and Wi-Fi is complimentary in the entire hotel.
Each renovated and elegantly furnished unit is air conditioned, and features a satellite TV and a minibar. They all come withbathroom with hairdryer.
The restaurant serves creative Mediterranean dishes, prepared with fresh ingredients and carefully presented by the hotel’s chef. The bar serves exotic cocktails by the poolside.
Set atop a cliff overlooking the Sea of Crete , this refined hotel is 4 km from the Three Bells of Fira church and 5 km from the nearest ferry terminal.
Upscale rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, and tea and coffee making facilities, plus minibars, and balconies with ocean views. Some have whirlpool tubs, lounge areas and/or private pools, plus sofa beds.
Freebies include parking, guest laptops and a breakfast buffet. There’s also a spa, and a chic restaurant with floor-to ceiling windows and a furnished terrace. Other amenities include an outdoor space with a hot tub, sunloungers, and an infinity pool with sea views.
The hotel is beautiful with amazing views, plenty of sunbeds and very clean rooms with daily room service. We had our breakfast each day brought to you round on your area which was such luxury to not be battling people to get to the coffee machine.
The hotel is about 5 minutes drive from the town but they offer a shuttle bus which we used twice daily and was really handy.
The hotel is just stunning, with incredible views of the Caldera and the most amazing pool area. The floating beds on the infinity pool are the best!
We had a great view of the pool and caldera from our room which was so lovely to wake up to every morning while eating our delicious breakfast!
The staff at the hotel made the trip so special, they went above and beyond to help organise things we wanted to do during our stay. Special shout out to Maria who always managed to get us the best tables in the restaurants we booked!!
The hotel is just outside Fira which we liked as it was quieter. We walked in a couple of times and made the most of the free shuttle service. The hotel also provided a taxi service when we went to Oia which was really useful.
I honestly couldn’t recommend this hotel enough. I did so much research before booking Lilium for our honeymoon as we wanted it to be relatively private but still close to everything and this did not disappoint. The private jacuzzi is just wonderful and we had a room at the end which I had requested after seeing good reviews on here about it so we didn’t have anyone walking past at all.
The hotel has one of the best views in Santorini, the sunsets are insane. The infinity pool is wonderful too, especially with the beds in the water, just so dreamy.
The food is absolutely exceptional, definitely worth staying in and watching the sunset with cocktails and food from the restaurant. The free breakfast had such a wide range of food, and the lunch and supper menus were just amazing. Highly recommend the squid, absolute perfection!
The free transfer into Fira is perfect too, less than a 5 minute drive. We rented a buggy on one of the days and the reception staff were so helpful and arranged it all for us. Everyone was always so cheery and happy and really made our week so relaxing. We wish we could go back already.
The hotel is absolutely stunning would like to start of with the fact that’s it’s a family owned business meaning the staff are AMAZING, from reception area as well as restaurant. The hotel is located in Fira – it’s honestly the perfect location for views and relaxation vs. Oia where its constant traffic of noise, restaurant, and crowds. The hotel provides a shuttle service to the Fira market.
Highly recommend renting a buggy or a small car to get around town-make sure to get an international permit as it is required for rental or else you will be stuck driving around in a ATV which is super dangerous on the cliffs.Also recommend the day cruise on Spiridakos which can be arranged by the hotel staff.
The pool area is well maintained and has the best sunset view ever.
The hotel restaurant had an amazing view of the Aegean Sea and we looked forward to our leisurely breakfasts with great views over the caldera. It was nice to sit and watch the boats and cruise liners using the nearby port.
The daily breakfast also nice; a simple selection each morning of the best Greek yogurt and cereals & fresh fruits. Typical European breakfast with the added bonus of freshly squeezed orange juice.
How much does a room costs at Lilium Santorini Villa ?
Prices start 220$/night for Pool Level Room with Sea View. The Lilium Suite with Private Pool
is 850$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
The luxurious VIP suite offers a private swimming pool with stunning views over the sea.
Where to book online– Lilium Santorini Villa – Gay Friendly Hotels Santorini Greece – you can find the best hotels deals in Santorini during The Ifestia Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Santorini on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Villa Rose 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Santorini Greece
Villa Rose is situated on the lower road in , just 400m from Fira’s central square. The complex offers a small and elegant swimming pool with sun terrace.
Villa Rose offers self-catered studios and apartments for 2, 3 and 4 persons. Room features include wireless internet, air conditioning, satellite TV and a refrigerator.
Right next to the hotel is the nearest local bus stop with routes connecting to the beaches of Kamari, Monolithos and Akrotiri.
Villa Rose is only a 3-minute walk from the caldera and a 5-minute walk to all the shops, restaurants and tourist offices.
A 9-minute walk from the Museum of Prehistoric Thira, this modest hotel in a traditional, Cycladic-style villa is a 12-minute walk from downtown Fira and 3 km from the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum.
Featuring balconies, the simple, colorful rooms offer Wi-Fi access, satellite TV, and tea and coffeemaking facilities, as well as kitchenettes. There are also 2-bedroom apartments available. In-room breakfast provisions are provided.
There’s an outdoor pool and a hot tub, as well as terrace. Bikes are available for rent and parking is complimentary.
Fabulous lil place and great location! We arrived and were warmly welcomed, so very relaxed and spotless!
If you’re after modern glam – this isn’t the place for you. The decor is authentic but lovely, bathroom and kitchenette perfectly clean and you have everything you need!
Unfortunately they do not have breakfast available at the hotel – but there are some options in the hotel room fridge. There is a little store right next door with a bakery not to far.
We requested a quad bike and reception kindly arranged one within 15 minutes of arrival! They drop it off to you. So we were off exploring this beautiful island in half an hour of checking in! ?
The pool area isnt huge (so lenghths aren’t an option) but it is beautifully maintained. For an afternoon lounge and a cool dip – it’s utterly perfect!
Pool and Beach Towels provided!
Villa Rose has lovely aura, simple hospitality with a smile! If I return I will certainly stay here again.
This is a modest family-run inn with apartments and suites located about a ten-minute walk to the start of the Thira plaza and town centre. Nikos will pick you up and drop you to the airport at any time of day and night (Shah has no idea how he does it). Just make sure you give your arrival details when making the booking. For people on a budget, this is the perfect choice to have a very clean (actually, immaculate) room with all the conveniences of truly personalized service.
I did a lot of research before booking a hotel in Santorini, any hotel with a view over the caldera is expensive, so you pay for the view, so after spending a week in peaceful Naxos, we braved the chaos of Santorini (Thira).
All of the reviews of this hotel are accurate, it is on a busy road, but we were given room 4 upstairs on the side road. Had no trouble with noise at night, closed double glazed windows, put A/C on low and slept like a baby.
The hotel is small but the amenities were just amazing for example, for example, breakfast is not included but they stock up your fridge with all sorts of items to make a decent continental breakfast, coffee, juice, croissants, jam, butter, yogurt, muffins….it was a nice touch.
Furthermore the room even had little things like ‘ear plugs’, lovely olive oil soap and shampoo and every day the maid folded fresh towels on the bed, in a floral pattern with a flower.
One small thing that impressed me, by the pool there was a basket of beach towels for your to take along for your day out at the beach. Additionally there was a basket of sun screens, ok, left over from other guests but very welcome.
In the mornings, fresh towels were placed on the sun loungers for your use, these were replaced at 4pm every day…….a really nice touch!
So, this is good value, not too far from the noise and chaos of Thira and I would stay here again.
How much does a room costs at Villa Rose Santorini ?
This studio has a bathroom, balcony, and kitchen with fridge and coffee maker. Free WiFi is available. It is located on the ground floor featuring street view.
Where to book online– Villa Rose – Gay Friendly Hotels Santorini Greece – you can find the best hotels deals in Santorini during The Ifestia Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Santorini on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.