Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Athens’ gay and lesbian scene is booming, but resides mostly under the radar. We’ve compiled a guide to Athens' LGBTQ+ nightlife and culture to help you track down the hotspots that your hotel receptionist probably won't tell you about.

By Kiriakos Spirou

Atopos CVC art foundation in Metaxourgio.

Photo: Thalia Galanopoulou

LGBT+ Art and Performances in Athens

Marchers hold signs given out by the Onassis Cultural Centre at Athens Pride in 2019.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

There's no shortage of LGBTQ+nightlife in Athens.

Photo: Thalia Galanopoulou

LGBT+ Books and Magazines in Athens

A scene from Athens Pride.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

An Athens Pride truck heads down a central Athenian street.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

LGBT+ Events in Athens

LGBT+ Activism in Athens

A scene from the Athens Pride parade.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis