Courtesy: Thalia Galanopoulou

With its restless nightlife and a mischievously woke LGBT+ community, Athens is a great gay-friendly destination. Whether you're looking for gay and lesbian bars, clubs, drag shows, gay saunas or cruising areas, our Athens LGBT+ entertainment guide has you covered.

By Kiriakos Spirou

LGBT+ Bars and Restaurants in Athens

Friends share a drink to start off a night out in Athens.

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LGBT+ Nightclubs in Athens

A moment in a Gazi club.

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LGTB+ nightlife has everything, including live music.

Photo: Thalia Galanopoulou

Gay Saunas in Athens

There are two gay saunas in Athens, and a more traditional hammam. Alexander Sauna is in the heart of the gay club area, Gazi. It's a four-storey cruising playground with many public areas, private cabins and a large darkroom. Conveniently located in Monastiraki, Flex Sauna has more of a gym-jock vibe and spans four storeys of playrooms plus a rooftop lounge. Ira Baths is a more discreet cruising spot that was first established as a typical Turkish hammam. It's open only during the daytime and the crowd is mostly men over 30.