Moving to Greece! :O :O :O

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    Aug 25, 2010 8:12 AM GMT
    Heyz,
    So! in about a month I will be moving from Toronto to Greece for at least a year! maybe spending a couple months or so in Brussels if I can swing it icon_razz.gif....

    ANYWAY! I was wondering if anyone could tell me what gay life is like in Athens? I was there last summer but didn't really stay in Athens very long.

    Is there a decent gay presence in the city? Is it fairly progressive/liberal? What're the clubs and guys like? Any experiences/stories/advice/thoughts would be awesome - and for Brussels too!

    Thanks.
    Costa

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    Aug 25, 2010 1:33 PM GMT
    Sorry to be a party pooper but gay life in Greece generally is practically non-existent.

    I spent a year in Thessaloniki and there was just one tiny bar. Most of the "action" took place in a huge car park round the corner.

    Only visited Athens twice but the couple of bars I went to, which were supposed to be main venues, were just as crap.

    This was ten years ago so things may have changed.

    But from what I know, unless you plan on being a holiday rep in Mykonos, you ain't gonna have too much fun.
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    Aug 25, 2010 2:14 PM GMT
    Ok, maybe my morning coffee hasn't kicked in yet, but I am jealous. I have traveled quite a bit, but have yet to visit Greece. Even if there is not much of a Gay World, I would still make due with the art, architecture, and the yummy Greek men & boys. Besides, I've heard that guys there are more likely to be bi-sexual though perhaps this is only my fantasy. Don't they have those Spartacus Gay Guides to peruse? Whatever, Now I'm going to be thinking about sweaty Greek guys named "Niko" all day......
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    Aug 25, 2010 6:32 PM GMT
    I know some about Greece but only by default after living in Cyprus for 5 months... Greek culture is great and you'll have an awesome time, but don't expect to find a lot of gay dudes.
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    Aug 25, 2010 7:05 PM GMT


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    If only it could be anything even remotely like that pic. Unfortunately, I think you'll find it's a very different scenario.
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    Aug 25, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    Greece, huh?

    Make sure you travel icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 25, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    Brit_Bloke saidSorry to be a party pooper but gay life in Greece generally is practically non-existent.

    I spent a year in Thessaloniki and there was just one tiny bar. Most of the "action" took place in a huge car park round the corner.

    Only visited Athens twice but the couple of bars I went to, which were supposed to be main venues, were just as crap.

    This was ten years ago so things may have changed.

    But from what I know, unless you plan on being a holiday rep in Mykonos, you ain't gonna have too much fun.


    I've READ (and was hoping you guys would confirm) that Athens had become a bit of a focal point for the gays in Greece... Also see a huge list of gay pars in Athens... icon_sad.gif .... What can I say icon_sad.gif, I'm hopeful that things have changed in the past 10 years.

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    If only it could be anything even remotely like that pic. Unfortunately, I think you'll find it's a very different scenario.


    LOL THANKS A LOT! I was just trying to be positive, I guess the truth hurts icon_sad.gif....IF things are different Ill be sure to post an equally homosexual portrait of Greece with myself and some hot Greek guy mwahahaha icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 25, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidGreece, huh?

    Make sure you travel icon_rolleyes.gif


    OMG! EVERBODY icon_eek.gif .... someone please say it isn't so bad! ... arg! lol... I will be traveling so that's fine but STILL!
  • Midas426

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    Aug 29, 2010 10:05 PM GMT
    I'm sure it's not that bad...but I've never been so unfortunately I can't say.
  • Nayro

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    Aug 29, 2010 10:09 PM GMT
    well at least you have enough eye candy there. Greek guys are so hawt icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 29, 2010 10:18 PM GMT
    my ex was greek and we went to Greece many times ... athens has its gay bars, but like any place on this earth where men exist, you'll find the ones who are kindred spirits with or without the bars. Bars just make it easier. And whats more, they'll find you. There is a section we went to that was more creative in Athens, where the clothing shops were hip and you got the vibe our people existed ... you'll find it, hang there, and life will be as you make it. The Greeks may not have invented homosexuality, but they certainly want you to believe they did, so you'll be in good hands ... just charge up you're gaydar batteries ...
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    Aug 29, 2010 11:34 PM GMT
    seanwolfe saidmy ex was greek and we went to Greece many times ... athens has its gay bars, but like any place on this earth where men exist, you'll find the ones who are kindred spirits with or without the bars. Bars just make it easier. And whats more, they'll find you. There is a section we went to that was more creative in Athens, where the clothing shops were hip and you got the vibe our people existed ... you'll find it, hang there, and life will be as you make it. The Greeks may not have invented homosexuality, but they certainly want you to believe they did, so you'll be in good hands ... just charge up you're gaydar batteries ...


    Haha Thank you so much for that! *feeling better icon_smile.gif* and thanks for everyone else who posted icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 29, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    Mykonos... just a short light from Athens and crawling with hot guys (who like guys)
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    Aug 30, 2010 2:50 AM GMT
    Yup I was just going to ask how far Mykonos was from Athens. You should check out CuriousJockAZ's adventures there. How envious I am of him....and soon....you....icon_biggrin.gif

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1116138