How to spend 48 hours in Athens this June Pride Month

Athens Greece night lights

Looking for a queer-friendly destination that’s not just about the party scene? Look no further than Athens. While it may not be as flashy as Mykonos or Amsterdam, the Greek capital has a and welcoming LGBTQ+ community that’s active throughout the year. But come June, when Pride events kick off, you’re in for a treat.

Here are some must-do activities for your 48-hour Athens itinerary, inspired by This is Athens:


Day 1: Athens Realness


Gay couple walking park

Get your day started at Rooster for a cup of delicious Greek coffee. This all-day café is located a short walk from Monastiraki metro and is a popular spot among the local LGBTQ+ community. Afterward, make your way to the Acropolis, passing sights like Hadrian‘s Library and the Roman Agora along the way. Don’t forget to check out the state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum and explore the surrounding area, including the Odeon Of Herodes Atticus, Philopappou Monument, and Anafiotika.


Head out of the Historic Centre and explore LGBTQ+ friendly neighborhoods like Gazi, Keramikos, and Metaxourgio. For lunch, try Myrolovos on Avdi Square for small Greek plates or hit up Groovy MyPlate in nearby Keramikos Square for some of Athens’ famous street food.


Take a break from ancient marble and explore Athens’ contemporary art scene at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) or check out the underground Greek art in Gazi. If shopping is more your thing, head to the chic boutiques in Kolonaki or Athenian street fashion purveyors like Pitch, Dangerous Minds, or He-m-n-oid.


Experience Athens’ nightlife with a stroll and stops at watering holes like Shamone or Enodia in Gazi. For a younger crowd, check out BeQueer or S-CAPE, while Koukles Club offers classic Greek drag in a grunge setting. Don’t miss out on Athens’ emerging techno party scene with Qreclaim and Slam Athens.

Day 2: Kiki by the Sea


Beach Greece man jumping rock

End your Athens trip with some beach time at Limanakia, Athens’ most famous gay nudist swimming spot, or a buzzy all-day beach club like Bolivar or Balux House Project & Balux Pool Seaside for a seaside brunch and live DJ sets on the sand.