From: Sunday, Jul 18th, 2021
To: Sunday, Jul 25th, 2021
Main parade is on September 11th, 2021.
Athens Pride is the annual celebration of the LGBTQ community in Greece and mixes strong social messaging with a unique Greek party atmosphere delivering a strong message each year. Stay close to the gay bars and clubs and near all the major sights at the stunning 3 star Moon & Stars Boutique Hotel with beautiful rooms and excellent facilities.
Athens Pride Week
- July 18th to 25th – Later than usual, the pride week takes place in July and features an entire week of dynamic events and activities, concerts and parties.
- Most of the parties will be held in Technopolis (Gazi), an industrial museum and a major cultural venue of the City of Athens, Greece, in the neighborhood of Gazi, next to Keramikos. The schedule is yet to be finalised.
The first Athens pride celebration took place in June 2005. Although various “pride” events had been held in the city since the mid-1980s, Athens Pride 2005 marked the first Pride Parade through the city center, in front of the Hellenic Parliament during daylight. The event has continued to grow each year and is now a week long series of events and parties culminating in a colourful pride parade with a strong solidarity message.
Athens Pride Parade
Rescheduled for September 11th, 2021
- Festivities for the Athens Pride start at 17:00 on the Saturday during the lead up to the official opening ceremony at 19:00, typically in the presence of Athens Mayor and invited guests. The parade makes its way through the streets of downtown Athens arriving at Syntagma Square.
Post Pride Concert and Party
- A concert will take place at Syntagma Square later in the evening featuring an array of stars, acts, drag queens, djs and live entertainment.
- .The Attica Region supports the festival with all its pedestrian crossings painted in the rainbow colors to honor the LGBTQ community.
- A large stage plays host to the speakers and performers. More than 100,000 visitors attend the parties in the square at last year’s event.
Since the start of the 21st century, Gazi has experienced urban refinement and features active nightlife and nightclubs, cafeterias, restaurants, gay and lesbian bars and several gay-friendly shops, establishing itself as an entertainment district. A branch of the Benaki Museum has also opened in the neighbourhood.
- Most of the gay bars and clubs in Athens can be found in the Gazi district. The neighbourhood has been transformed over the past decade from a former gas works to a lively entertainment district with several night clubs, cafeterias, restaurants, gay and lesbian bars and several gay-friendly shops.
- Stay in the centre of Athens at the Ederlezi Boutique Hotel with great amenities in a charming district.
- Big Bar is a popular venue for bears and chasers. Garage bar is also another beary venue with a warm welcome. Enodia Café Bar has a great terrace with retro greek music while Del Sol Café is a mixed venue open from early evening.
- If the city gets too hot, head for Limanaki, the most famous gay beach in the city. It is just a 30 min drive from the centre of town with a cruisy atmosphere, crystal clear waters and rustic scenery. Pack everything you need for the day as there are very few amenities nearby.
Where to stay during Athens Gay Pride
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Hotels in and around the central Monastraki and Psiri districts are well located for exploring the city and are within easy reach of the gay nightlife in the nearby Gazi district. Gazi (or Gkazi) has become very trendy lately and is home to the gay village. It’s a good place to start out, with gay-friendly cafes and restaurants along with bars and nightclubs all around, and all within walking distance of one another. Places open, close, or change names quite frequently in Athens -but in this neighborhood just follow your gaydar and check the local flyers, and one place will lead to the next.
The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Offering Spectacular View to Acropolis
This air-conditioned apartment offers 1 bedroom, a living room with flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a washing machine. WiFi & parking available. 3 terraces plus a Roof terrace
47 Luxury Suites offers a seating area. A fully fitted kitchen, with an oven, microwave. There is a private bathroom with shower in every unit, along with bathrobes, & free toiletries. A hot tub on the roof with views over Athens
This air-conditioned apartment is equipped with 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, and a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave. offering a balcony overlooking the city of Athens. Free WiFi.
Highlights of the Athens Pride
We have chosen the best hotels in the central Monastraki and Psiri districts, well located for exploring the city and are within easy reach of the gay nightlife in the nearby Gazi gay village.
The stylish boutique Hotel Fresh is conveniently located, close to restaurants, shops, attractions, a short walk from FLEX Sauna and within easy
reach of the Gazi gay village.