Hmm, so unfortunately I feel the need to clarify my position, thanks to one disgruntled individual.
I've been traveling to Greece since 1985. It's one of my favorite places in the world. I was most recently in Mykonos in June of 2013, and I loved it. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
But I'm not blind, or stupid.
Today, January 7, there is no big gay party in Mykonos. Ferry service is curtailed. Most of the shops, restaurants, bars, and hotels are closed for the season. The gay party is months away. That's why I said it doesn't belong on a list with San Francisco, Sydney, and London as one of the 10 Best Places to be Gay.
And, I don't see how anyone can deny that Greece is by and large a homophobic society. The Greek Orthodox Church is extremely intolerant of homosexuality. Greece enacted anti-discrimination laws only as a condition of admission into the European Union. And the average Greek gay is not well accepted by his own family. If you doubt any of this, you can speak to my friend in Thessaloniki, or my friend in Cyprus who attended the university in Athens.
This article presents a pretty bleak picture of the current situation.http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/11/26/after-all-homophobia-is-a-greek-word/