Pride 2012 in pictures: Athens and Thessaloniki


The 8th Athens Pride, June 9, 2012
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gay Pride Thessaloniki


Σε δίκη για ...διατάραξη κοινής ησυχίας οι διοργανωτές του 1ου Gay Pride Θεσσαλονίκης




Στις 15 Νοέμβρη θα δικαστεί η HOMOphonia για… διατάραξη κοινής ησυχίας τη δεύτερη μέρα του Pride Θεσσαλονίκης του 2012.  Συγκεκριμένα εκδικάζεται το κλητήριο θέσπισμα που θυροκολλήθηκε στο σπίτι του Γιάννη Πρώιου, μέλους της συλλογικότητας που οργάνωσε το Pride, ο οποίος είχε δηλώσει υπεύθυνος για οποιοδήποτε πρόβλημα παρουσιαστεί.

Xmas bazaar 5 @ Big bar Athens


Xmas bazaar 5 @ Big bar Athens
Κυριακή 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2012


Για 5η χρονιά το 
Big bar διοργανώνει το Xmas bazaar του.
Ότι δεν σας είναι χρήσιμο,μπορεί να είναι για κάποιον άλλον.
Όλα τα έσοδα θα δοθούν για φιλανθρωπικό σκοπό.

The apartment’s Grand Opening

The apartment’s Grand Opening

Gay Beaches in Thessaloniki

Gay Beaches in Thessaloniki- Gay Beaches in Chalkidiki
THERE ARE 2 GOOD GAY BEACHES NEAR THE CITY.

1. FIRST Gay beach is N.IRAKLEIA BEACH.

IT IS LOCATED BETWEEN N.IRAKLEIA AND N.KALLIKRATEIA.

IT IS A BIG SANDY CAPE EXTENDING IN THE SEA. IT SEPARATES N.IRAKLEIA FROM KALLIKRATEIA. WATERS ARE VERY CLEAN AND THE COAST LINE IS BEAUTIFUL.

THERE ARE 3 BIG PARKING PLACES (DUSTY) TO LEAVE THE CAR. THERE IS ALSO 1 SMALLER PARKING BUT IT IS NOT VERY SAFE TO LEAVE THERE YOUR CAR !

YOU HAVE ALSO TO KNOW THAT THE GROUND IS VERY SANDY AND YOUR CAR CAN STUCK IF YOU TRY TO REACH THE COAST LINE ! SO, IT IS BETTER TO LEAVE THE CAR AND WALK ABOUT 5 MINUTES TO THE END OF THE CAPE. ALL THE OTHER PLACES NEAR THE PARKINGs ARE FULL OF STRAIGHT GUYS AND FAMILIES.
CRUISING...

WELL THERE ARE SOME SMALL SANDY HILLS WHERE YOU CAN GO CRUISING BUT IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO PLAY SAFE AT YOUR HOME. HAVING SEX ON THE BEACH COULD BE DANGEROUS (YES IT'S GREECE YET, NOT HELLAS !)

YOU WILL NEED AN UMBRELLA AND WATER ! PLAY SAFE ONLY !




2.  Gay Beach is N. KALLIKRATEIA BEACH

 IS NEAR THE BEACH BAR ''SHAPE'' IN MYKONIATIKA AREA OF KALLIKRATEIA. WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN ''SHAPE'' BEACH BAR YOU HAVE TO DRIVE AROUND 600Meters UPHILL AND PARK YOUR CAR AT THE PICK OF THE SMALL HILL. YOU WILL SEA ANOTHER HIDDEN BEACH THERE. YOU WILL GO DOWN FROM THE STAIRS AND WHEN YOU 'LL HAVE YOUR FACE TO THE SEA YOU WILL WALK ON YOUR LEFT. AFTER THE FIRST ROCKS YOU WILL SEE A SMALL ROCKY BEACH.

BE CAREFUL ! MAYBE YOU'LL HAVE TO CLIMB THE ROCKS AND SOME TIMES THE WATERS GOES HIGH !

NOT A VERY SPECIAL BEACH OR WATERS BUT IT IS A BETTER PLACE FOR CRUISING...



Gay Thessaloniki Pride 2012-2013

Gay Friendly Thessaloniki  is the second largest city in Greece and the largest city in the north of Greece. Thessaloniki is famous for its architecture, wide streets, good food and relaxed atmosphere. Thessaloniki enjoys many sites to visit, like byzantine churches, museums and a conveniently small shopping area. The city centre is filled with cafes, ideal for resting when you get tired, the waterfront cafes have the best views. The city’s landmark is the White Tower by the waterfront.  
Gay life is always developing and Thessaloniki counts many gay establishments including a sauna and a gay owned restaurant as well as gay and gay  friendly hotels, restaurants, bars clubs etc. Thessaloniki in 2012 celebrated its first ever Pride event which was very successful. Also, according to “National Geographic Society”, the city of Thessaloniki is among the top international destinations that the traveler should not miss in the year 2013. So there has never been a better time to visit and see what the city has to offer.



About Gay Friendly Thessaloniki

Gay Friendly Thessaloniki

Here you can find gay and gay friendly hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs in Thessaloniki.

Gay Friendly Bars in Thessaloniki-Greece

Splash sauna Men's Cruising Spa in Thessaloniki-Greece

 

A place exclusively for men with the most modern equipment to bring the Cruising SPA Fun in Thessaloniki. A place for all men to offer respect, privacy, relaxation and more ... The Splash Sauna-spa housed in three floors of 430 sqm. Some of the facilities are: Sauna - Jacuzzi - Steam room - Cabins - Labyrinth - Glory holes - TV rooms - Chill out area and and the renovated roof garden.. offering moments of relaxation in the city . Afroditis 23 Vardaris THESSALONIKI 

General entrance 13 euro
Happy hour Every day between 14:00-18:00 entrance 10 euro Young club Every day youngs between 18-25 years old entrance 8 euro
Weekdays and Sunday 14.00-03.00
Friday-Saturday 14.00-07.00 Τ. 2313 013 813 & 6959 33 88 25

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  Gay Club-Bar in Thessaloniki Greece-Enola 

ENOLA Valaoritou-Thessaloniki

Gay Clubs-Bars in Thessaloniki: The first establishment to give a new perspective to one of Thessaloniki’s oldest but most neglected areas, the Valaoritou street, Enola was the leader of the street’s total renovation, which is nowadays flooding with nightlife outlets of every kind. So it’s no surprise that Enola remains the most lively place around, always crowded, with the kind of happy energy that only gay crowds can bring to a room. But also with enough elbow room to shake to an essential selection of freestyle tunes, from jazz and funk to dub and hip hop, to breakbeat, house and electro.

Gay Friendly Places in Thessaloniki-Greece

Glory Holes Gay Thessaloniki Cinema

Afroditis 6

Gay Cinema Thessaloniki
very clean video cabins with glory holes and safe cruising area.
mon-sun 10:00–02:00

Gay Friendly Restaurants in Thessaloniki-Greece

Gay Friendly Restaurants in Thessaloniki-Greece

Gay Friendly Restaurant in Thessaloniki Paparouna: Paparouna opened it's cuisine on August 2004, located in one of the most historic buildings of Thessaloniki, the "Banque de Salonique", which was built by the Italian architect Vitaliano Pozeli.Paparouna's menu is based on international cuisine with a Mediterranean flair.


Gay Friendly Hotels in Thessaloniki-Greece



Gay Friendly Hotel in Thessaloniki: Plaza Art Hotel is a gay friendly hotel situated at the most beautiful traditional area of Thessaloniki, Ladadika, at the center of the city, there where the city`s heart beats, the heart of the bridge of Thermaikos, and pleasure keeps pace harmonicaly with the cultural and trade activities. The elegant and classic line of Plaza Art Hotel distinguishes among the other neo-cloassical buildings of this exquisite area,  just 20 meters from the port and next to the heart of the trade center, offering easy and fast transport. As Soon as on passes  the entrance of Plaza Art Hotel, you will sense the meaning of hospitality and intimacy that traditionaly characterizes our city, in combination with elegance and high aesthetics.




PLAZA ART HOTEL  ΠΑΓΓΑΙΟΥ 5, ΛΑΔΑΔΙΚΑ 546 25 ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ      T+302310520120      F+302310502868             E info@hotelplaza.gr
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  Gay Friendly Hotel in Thessaloniki: Galaxy Art Hotel is a gay friendly hotel renovated in 2007, this sophisticated hotel is conveniently located in the magnificent area of Oreokastro near Thessaloniki.
The ultramodern building offers a bar, free parking and warmly decorated, comfortable and stylish accommodation.
Each refined room includes a working desk, minibar, free internet access, balcony, while a number feature a spa bath. Room service is available on a 24-hour basis.
The smart interiors of the hotel have been fashioned with excellence by a celebrated designer, adding to the collection of authentic masterpieces created by famous Greek painters.





 
Galaxy Art hotel
1 Merkouris street - p.c. 570 13 Oraiokastro - Thessaloniki
Τel. +30 2310 696142
Fax. +30 2310 697588
E-Mail: info@galaxyarthotel.gr
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Gay Friendly Hotel in Thessaloniki-Greece: Di Tania Hotel

 Το HOTEL di TANIA βρίσκεται σε μια ιδανική τοποθεσία στα δυτικά της Θεσσαλονίκης, στο πανέμορφο Ωραιόκαστρο. Ιδανικό για όσους αναζητούν την όμορφη φύση και την απόλυτη ξεκούραση. Η γεωγραφική του θέση δίπλα στην Εγνατία και την Περιφερειακή οδό ευνοεί της μετακινήσεις τόσο πρός το κέντρο της πόλης (10 χλμ), όσο και για εκδρομές στις παραλίες της Χαλκιδικής, στον αρχαιολογικό χώρο της Βεργίνας (80 χλμ), καθώς και σε πολλά άλλα μνημεία και αξιοθέατα.
Η πρόσφατη πλήρης ανακαίνιση του HOTEL di TANIA εναρμονίζει άνεση και υπηρεσίες υψηλών προδιαγραφών, συνδυάζοντας μια κοσμοπολίτικη και πολυτελή ατμόσφαιρα και προσφέροντας ένα ειδυλλιακό φιλόξενο περιβάλλον όλο το χρόνο που θα ικανοποιήσει κάθε επιθυμία σας. Η ζεστή ατμόσφαιρα, η γοητεία της ποιότητας και της άνεσης θα κάνουν τη διαμονή σας μια αξέχαστη εμπειρία. Προσφέρει υπηρεσίες 4 αστέρων και άψογο σέρβις.



Gay Thessaloniki-Greece

Gay Friendly Thessaloniki-Greece
 
The city was founded around 315 BC by the King Cassander of Macedon, on or near the site of the ancient town of Therma and twenty-six other local villages. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great. It was an autonomous part of the Greek Kingdom of Macedon. After the fall of the kingdom of Macedon in 168 BC, Thessalonica became a city of the Roman Republic. It grew to be an important trade-hub located on the Via Egnatia and facilitating trade between Europe and Asia. The city became the capital of one of the four Roman districts of Macedonia.

When in 379 the Roman Prefecture of Illyricum was divided between East and West Roman Empires, Thessaloníki became the capital of the new Prefecture of Illyricum. The economic expansion of the city continued through the twelfth century as the rule of the Komnenoi emperors expanded Byzantine control to the north. Thessaloniki passed out of Byzantine hands in 1204, when Constantinople was captured by the Fourth Crusade. Thessaloníki and its surrounding territory—the Kingdom of Thessalonica—became the largest fief of the Latin Empire. The city was recovered by the Byzantine Empire in 1246 sold it in 1423 to Venice, which held the city until it was captured by the Ottoman SultanMurad II on 29 March1430.

During the Ottoman period, the city's Muslim and Jewish population grew. By 1478, Thessaloniki had a population of 4,320 Muslims and 6,094 Greek Orthodox, as well as some Catholics, but no Jews. By ca. 1500, the numbers had grown to 7,986 Greeks, 8,575 Muslims, and 3,770 Jews, but by 1519, there were 15,715, 54% of the city's population. The invitation of the Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain by Ferdinand and Isabella, was an Ottoman demographic strategy aiming to prevent the Greek element from dominating the city. The city remained the largest Jewish city in the world for at least two centuries, often called "Mother of Israel".

During the First Balkan War, the Ottoman garrison surrendered Salonika to the Greek Army, on November 9 November [O.S. 27 October] 1912. In 1915, during World War I, a large Alliedexpeditionary force landed at Thessaloniki as the base for a massive offensive against pro-German Bulgaria. In 1916, pro-Venizelist army officers, with the support of the Allies, launched the Movement of National Defence, which resulted in the establishment of a pro-Allied temporary government that controlled northern Greece and the Aegean, against the official government of the King in Athens, which lead the city to be dubbed as symprotévousa ("co-capital"). Most of the old town was destroyed by a single fire on 18 August [O.S. 5 August] 1917, accidentally sparked by French soldiers in encampments at the city. The fire left some 72,000 homeless, many of them Turkish, of a population of approximately 271,157 at the time. Thessaloniki fell to the forces of Nazi Germany on April 22, 1941, and remained under German occupation until 30 October1944. The city suffered considerable damage from Allied bombing, and almost its entire Jewish population was exterminated by the Nazis. Barely a thousand Jews survived. Thessaloniki was rebuilt and recovered fairly quickly after the war with large-scale development of new infrastructure and industry throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Small/Little Banana Beach Bar Skiathos

The small banana is the nudists' beach organized with umbrellas and a canteen a fine beach and greenery. "Small Banana" is one of the most popular beaches in Greece, and according to Tripadvisor the best Greek beach 2012. This is a short walk around the rocks to the right of Big Banana. This also the beach where a fair amount of gay people go but is also frequented by singles and families. Greece being a fairly democratic place, everyone usually co-exists quite happily.

A bit of Heaven on Earth Party (Little Banana Beach Night Party)15/07/2012

The best beach in Greece according to TripAdvisor.com is ready to host the last night of the G Festival! Enjoy great music mixes in the most famous nudist beach in Greece, dance on the golden sand, dive in the crystal waters, meet new friends and rejuvenate under the moonlight! Join us on the last night of the festival and experience the best of the Skiathos G festival.