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In recent years, Mykonos has seen a huge growth in the number of gay travellers, particularly during August & September. Many of the best-value hotels sell out fast, so book your room early.
These hotels are within walking distance of Mykonos Town and the gay scene in the Old Port area. Most are on the hillside, immediately behind the town centre and so offer stunning sea views and warm breezes.
The Mykonos gay nightlife starts late, with the bars getting busy after midnight. Taxis are in short supply (and expensive) at night, so it is more sensible to stay at a hotel near Mykonos Town.
Drafaki | map
Why this hotel: Fabulous pool & terrace. Best seller.
Great-value resort located on the outskirts of Mykonos Town with beautiful views over the Aegean.
Bright, comfortable rooms feature satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and balcony. The more spacious superior rooms and suites have larger balconies with either pool or sea views.
Andronikos has a large saltwater pool that is surrounded by a sun terrace with comfortable, cushioned sun loungers and daybeds. Drinks and tasty snacks are available all day from the Orange Blue Bar. There’s also a small gym and a spa.
Andronikos is about a 15-minute walk to the town, down a gentle hill slope. If you don’t want to walk back, then a taxi will cost around 5 euros.
School Of Fine Arts | map
Why this hotel: Gay hotel. Excellent pool & bar scene.
The most well-known gay hotel on Mykonos. Elysium offers spectacular views over Mykonos Town and the Aegean sea. The simply furnished guest rooms are air-conditioned and feature satellite TV, safe, mini fridge and broadband internet access (deluxe rooms are more spacious and have a kitchenette).
Outside, the fabulous swimming pool, jacuzzi, sun terrace terrace and bar is a place to see and be seen! The resort’s hydro-massage room, sauna and steam room are free for in-house guests.
As with most other exclusively gay resorts, expect to pay a premium for both room and extras. However, many guests agree that staying in a totally gay environment with so much eye candy around the pool is definitely worth the extra cost.
Agios Elefterios | map
Why this hotel: Excellent value. Stunning views. Popular choice.
If there was such a thing as ‘Mykonos style’, then the Vencia Hotel would be held up as a shining example. Inside the traditional Aegean white buildings are beautifully simple and comfortable guest rooms, each with a spectacular view from a private balcony.
The fabulous triangle-shaped, infinity-edge pool and surrounding sun terrace has wonderful sea views and the in-house Karavaki restaurant is worth a special mention.
The hotel is located just outside the town centre, within easy walking distance of the gay bars near the Old Town Pier (500 metres or 10 minutes’ walk). There is a bus stop outside the hotel to Elia Beach, the island’s main gay beach.
Vencia delivers exceptional service and attracts a mix of gay and straight guests. Very limited availability for July – August 2014.
near The School of Fine Arts | map
Why this hotel: Iconic buildings. Stylish rooms. Great service.
Belvedere is arguably one of the best hotels in its class. Comprised of seven iconic whitewashed buildings overlooking Mykonos Town and the sea beyond, the Belvedere offers a range of rooms and suites, some with fabulous sea views.
The hotel has a wonderful swimming pool and sun terrace with luxurious sun loungers and cabanas, two bars, a spa, fitness center and two highly-rated restaurants. The service is exceptional.
Location-wise, the Belvedere is just a 5-minute walk from the gay scene in Mykonos Town and just moments from the Elysium. Great choice if budget is not an issue.
Tagoo, Little Venice | map
Why this hotel: Chic luxury hotel. Near the town.
The highly-rated Kouros boutique hotel is set on a cliff at the north end of Mykonos Town. The resort has panoramic views of Mykonos port, Delos Island and the Aegean Sea.
Kouros offers a selection of chic, luxury rooms and suites with private terraces, sea and sunset views. You can enjoy an excellent American breakfast buffet until 11am, and a comprehensive poolside menu is offered during the day.
There is a free parking if you want to rent a car to drive (useful if you want to head to Elia Beach). The gay nightlife in Mykonos Town is about a 15-minute walk away. Recommended.
Ano Mera Peripheral Road Dexamenes | map
Why this hotel: Amazing views. Elegant décor. Close to town centre.
Located on the hillside immediately behind Mykonos Town, the Alkyon’s pool terrace offers breathtaking panoramic views. Yet the hotel is just a 10-minute walk downhill to the town centre (perhaps 15 minutes to reach the gay bars).
This friendly, family-run hotel features spacious, air-conditioned rooms, each with comfortable beds, a full-sized bathroom and either a terrace or balcony. Fee WiFi throughout.
An excellent buffet breakfast is served every morning. There is a bus stop outside the hotel, with buses that run to Elia gay beach.
Mykonos Town | map
Why this hotel: Seriously stylish. High quality. Scenic views. Great food.
Care and money has certainly gone into building this beautiful hotel, which blends traditional Greek style with modern touches.
The comfortable bedrooms at Harmony Boutique are large, air conditioned and have a private balcony, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi. The food served here is delicious, and you’ll find the service exceptional.
Location-wise, Harmony is on the far side of the Old Town harbour, a very easy 10-minute walk to/from the town centre and gay nightlife. Very limited availability during peak season 2014.
School Of Fine Arts | map
Why this hotel: Gay hotel. Excellent pool scene. Near Mykonos Town.
Exclusively gay hotel located just 500 meters from Mykonos Town. Originally built in 1988, the Geranium was completely modernised in 2010. The beautiful swimming pool, sun terrace and cocktail bar are open to non-residents. The pool bar serves freshly made breakfasts and light meals all day long.
The Geranium’s spacious, stylish air-conditioned single and double rooms have balconies with either a garden or sea view. Facilities include an LCD TV, safe box and free WiFi.
Tagoo, Mykonos Town | map
Why this hotel: Fabulous pool. Cycladic style. Quiet location.
Great-value, Cycladic-style hotel by the Semeli Group. The Mykonos View features a swimming pool and sun deck that has gorgeous of the Aegean Sea and beautiful sunset.
All guest rooms have stunning sea views and feature air conditioning,TV and fridge. Free WiFi is available in public areas. There is a 24-hour lounge bar and breakfast area with sun loungers.
The hotel is located in a quiet area, within walking distance of the historic Old Town and gay nightlife. Airport transfer services can be arranged upon request.
Agios Vasilios | map
Why this hotel: Gay-popular. Excellent value. Apartment style.
Villa Konstantin is an exceptionally good, family-run, bed & breakfast resort located just outside Mykonos Town. These studios and apartments have private a bathroom, kitchen and free WiFi. There is a daily maid service. The lovely pool offers great views over the city and sea.
Location-wise,Villa Konstantin is a 700 m walk down hill to Mykonos Town. Free parking is available if you plan to rent a car. The hotel has a loyal following of gay travellers, so you can expect great service from the completely gay-friendly, helpful staff.
Vida | map
Why this hotel: Wonderful location. Close to the nightlife. Great views.
A popular choice on Travel Gay Europe. Poseidon Hotel has a fabulous location in a quieter part of town, overlooking the famous Mykonos Windmills, the sea, and less than 500m from the gay bars and clubs.
Each colourful room has a balcony (most with a sea view), a comfortable bed, air conditioning, satellite TV and a mini-fridge. The hotel serves an extensive breakfast that includes fresh fruit & juice and freshly brewed coffee.
The freshwater swimming pool is surrounded by a sun terrace with plenty of loungers. WiFi is free in public areas. Onsite parking is also free. Very friendly service and excellent value for money.
Bida Street | map
Why this hotel: Value for money. Great location. Close to Little Venice.
Adonis Hotel offers affordable rooms, close to Mykonos Town centre, particularly ‘Little Venice’ with its wide range of bars and restaurants.
The hotel’s traditionally furnished rooms and suites are air-conditioned, and all feature a flat screen TV with satellite channels and free WiFi. All rooms have a balcony with either a sea or garden view.
You can expect the warmest of welcomes, friendly service and a delicious breakfast from this family-run hotel.
31 N. Kalogera Street | map
Why this hotel: Central location. Modern design. Smart value.
Excellent-value, contemporary designer hotel, tucked away in a quieter part of central Mykonos Town, just a few minutes’ walk from the best restaurants and gay nightlife. No hill to climb after a night out or need to find a taxi!
The compact, stylish rooms at Fresh feature a flat screen TV, fridge, safety box, air conditioning, good quality showers and free WiFi. The onsite Kalita restaurant is equally stylish and a great place to try some Greek fusion food.
Fresh has been a popular choice with gay guests for many years. Book early! The hotel is located in a car-free part of town, so expect to have to carry your luggage the last couple of hundred metres or so.
Kaminaki, Little Venice | map
Why this hotel: Fabulous views. Close to the bars. Budget choice.
The budget-friendly Portobello Boutique Hotel is few minutes’ walk from the gay scene in Mykonos Town, yet enjoys a surprisingly peaceful location and magnificent views of the Aegean Sea.
The hotel offers a choice of relatively compact rooms and suites, some with private balconies and wonderful sea views. All en suite, air-conditioned guest rooms have a comfortable king-sized bed, LCD TV, cable channels, free WiFi, minibar and safe.
Unusual for a town centre hotel, Portobello has its own car park. The exceptionally friendly and helpful staff offer the warmest of welcomes.
Drosopezoula | map
Why this hotel: Excellent value. Pool & sun terrace.
The exceptionally good-value Damianos Hotel is located just outside Mykonos Town center (about 700 metres from the gay bars near the Old Port). The hotel offers 23 stylish en suite rooms that feature satellite TV, WiFi, minibar and a balcony or veranda. A decent breakfast buffet is served each morning.
The hotel has a swimming pool, sun terrace and a bar. Parking is available free of charge. The hotel is located just 50 meters from a bus stop from which you can catch a bus to Elia Beach.
Agiou Artemiou | map
Why this hotel: Budget choice. Modern rooms. Walk to the bars.
Orpheas Rooms is a nice little budget hotel located in the centre of Mykonos Town, just a couple of minutes’ walk from the gay bars, the windmills, the bus stop to the beach and surrounded by numerous shops and restaurants.
The compact, modern en suite guest rooms feature air conditioning, free WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities. Some rooms have a small balcony with a view over the town.
School of Fine Arts | map
Why this hotel: Smart value. Beautiful views. Walk to Elysium gay hotel.
The Ibiscus offers comfortable rooms at a very affordable price. The simply furnished, air-conditioned rooms have a TV, fridge and bathroom. Buffet breakfast is available every morning.
The town centre is about a 10-minute walk, and it’s just a few minutes more to the gay bars next to the Old Port. The Ibiscus is also next to the popular gay hotel Elysium where you’ll find plenty going on and a great early evening pool bar scene.
Mykonos Town | map
Why this hotel: In Mykonos Town. Near gay hotel Elysium. Budget option.
Excellent budget choice in Mykonos Town, just steps away from the gay hotel Elysium. Sofia Village features a nice swimming pool, with outdoor terrace and guest rooms with excellent views of the Aegean Sea.
Each Cycladic-style room features air conditioning, fridge, TV and kettle. Some rooms also have a kitchenette. WiFi is free in public areas.
Breakfast is served in the sunny breakfast room with great views. Sofia Village provides free shuttle service to/from the port. A 24-hour reception, luggage storage and car rental are available.
All the hotels directly on Elia Beach fall into our 5-star luxury category. Sunrise Beach Hotel is the only non-luxury option within walking distance of the gay beach area.
Kalo Livadi | map
Why this hotel: Private & peaceful. Stylish rooms. Near Elia gay beach.
Fabulous little hotel on the beautiful, more secluded Kalo Livado beach, located less than 2 km from Elia Beach and about a 10-minute drive to the lively Mykonos Town.
The hotel features its own private beach, a nice fresh-water swimming pool with sun loungers and an à la carte restaurant. All 30 Cycladic-style guest rooms are tastefully decorated , each offering free WiFi and a balcony with excellent views of the Aegean Sea.
Agrari Beach | map
Why this hotel: Walk to Elia Beach. Seaside location. Excellent views.
The Sunrise Hotel is the only non-luxury hotel within walking distance of Elia Beach. It’s about a 10-minute walk along a coastal path to the gay/nudist end of Elia.
The hotel offers comfortable, spacious rooms, each of which has a terrace, excellent sea views and free WiFi. The hotel has a swimming pool and a beautiful beach of its own.
There is a regular bus service to Mykonos Town or you can hire a car or moped. This popular choice tends to become fully booked very early.
Kalo Livadi | map
Why this hotel: Beachfront villas. 2 km from Elia Beach. Great value.
The excellent-value, no-frills Sea Side Studios is located in Kalo Livadi, only 2 km from Elia Beach and about 10 km from Mykonos Town.
The spacious studios and villas feature a kitchen with microwave, refrigerator, satellite TV, free WiFi and a private balcony with sea views.
Car rental and laundry services are offered. Transfer service is also available upon request.
Little Venice | map
Why this hotel: Great facilities. Stunning views. Near Mykonos Town.
The Myconian K is budget resort located just south of Mykonos Town. Its spacious air-conditioned guest rooms have a comfortable bed, satellite TV, free WiFi, minibar and balcony with fabulous views over the sea. Many rooms have a private outdoor jacuzzi hot tub, big enough for 4 people.
The hotel has two swimming pools and a sun terrace with views overlooking the Aegean Sea, a gym and spa centre. Location-wise, the hotel is about a 15-minute walk downhill to Mykonos Town. Free onsite parking is available.
Agios Stefanos | map
Why this hotel: Excellent value. Fabulous views.
An associate hotel of the XLsior gay circuit festival, the Princess Mykonos is located next to the clear waters of Saint Stefanos Beach, a 10-minute drive from Mykonos Town and the airport.
Each of 38 guest rooms features free WiFi, satellite TV, minibar and safe. There is an outdoor pool, restaurant, spa and wellness centre.
The hotel enjoys fantastic views of the blue Aegean sea and offers a relaxing atmosphere and superb service.