Gay Guide To Mykonos, Greece
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Mykonos is an island that is part of the Cyclades, and it has a population of over 10,000 people with the town of Mykonos serving as the island’s capital. It is well-known for its cosmopolitan nightlife and is consequently a popular holiday destination particularly with the LGBT community. The tourism industry has played a key role in the island’s economy since the 1950s and so, unsurprisingly, you will find yourself welcomed with open arms. You can enjoy the warm weather and appreciate the stunning scenery, including the numerous beaches, or visit the landmarks in the area and learn more about the island’s culture.
Some of the landmarks worth taking in during your stay include the Mykonos Windmills, which have been a distinctive feature of the island’s landscape since the sixteenth century; Little Venice, which features medieval houses with balconies that overhang the water; Panagia Paraportiani, one of the most impressive churches on the island; Petros the Pelican, which has been the island’s mascot since the 1950s and can sometimes be found at the waterfront or in town. You can also absorb more of the island’s culture by visiting the museums in the area, which include the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos; the Folklore Museum; Lena's House Museum; the Aegean Maritime Museum; and the Agricultural Museum.
There are also plenty of other fun and relaxing activities you can do on the island, such as sunning yourself on the beach, playing water sports, sailing, walking, cycling, shopping, eating and drinking. Since the island is well known for being gay-friendly, you will find that there are lots of gay bars, clubs and other establishments where you can interact with other gay tourists and locals. The XLSIOR Festival also attracts a significant gay crowd. Overall, if you want a friendly, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, Mykonos is the perfect island for your holiday.