Mykonos is undoubtedly the most famous Greek island. In the seventies, many personalities such as Aristotle Onassis, Jackie Kennedy, Richard Burton or Elizabeth Taylor spent their summers there.
In the eighties, Mykonos became a major gay summer destination, a Greek version of Sitges (a must when visiting Barcelona).
The old city is a maze of small alleyways,
and you can get lost very quickly, but you will always find your way back to the port.
The best time to visit Mykonos is from early June to late September. The island gets very crowded during the summer months, especially in August, when XLsior one of the most popular gay European event takes place.
The gay life in Mykonos
Mykonos and gay are sort of synonymous. There are many gay bars in Mykonos. Most of them are located in old town, especially along the waterfront.
Gay beach close to Mykonos
There are 24 beaches around Mykonos Island.
Elia Beach and Super Paradise are considered the most popular gay beaches in Greece and can get extremely crowded. Agrari Beach is the alternative if you want to spend
Day trip from Mykonos
From Mykonos, you can easily reach the nearby island of Delos, which was a major holy site for ancient Greeks.
Santorini, a nearby island, offers one of the most impressive natural spectacles of the Mediterranean and it is the most romantic place ever to take your boyfriend/girlfriend at sunset.
Unique parties, gay bars, and trendy restaurants … Mykonos is a perfect destination for a festive holiday while traveling alone, with friends, or with your beloved one.
Finally, Mykonos is strategically positioned to visit Greece, as it is only a few hours ride by boat to visit other fascinating and gay-friendly cities such as Athens, Thessaloniki, or other beautiful Greek islands.