At a glance
- Set on a hillside and carved from a caldera wall
- One of the most popular boutique hotels in Greece
- Secluded setting
LGBT Rights in Greece
The state of LGBTQ+ rights has made significant progress in recent years in Greece, although hardships and inequalities still persist in areas outside of the major cities. The country has undergone a widespread legal and societal transformation that has begun to improve the rights and protections for LGBTQ+ individuals.
When it comes to legal advancements, Greece decriminalised same-sex sexual activity in 1951, and in 2015, the Greek Parliament passed a law that recognised civil partnerships for same-sex couples, granting them legal recognition and many of the same rights as married heterosexual couples. However, marriage equality has still not been achieved, as same-sex marriages are not legally recognised.
The legal system in Greece prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment and certain other areas. However, LGBTQ+ individuals continue to face discrimination and social stigma in various aspects of their lives. Homophobic and transphobic attitudes persist in some parts of society, especially in more remote and rural areas.
On a positive note, Athens, the capital city, has a vibrant LGBTQ+ community with a thriving nightlife scene, with an annual Pride parade that attracts thousands of participants from across the globe. LGBTQ+ organizations and advocacy groups in Greece actively work to promote equal rights and social acceptance.
Though LGBTQ+ travellers can enjoy visiting all areas of Greece’s diverse landscape, the gorgeous island of Mykonos is a particular favorite amongst the LGBTQ+ community. In Mykonos, you’ll find a plethora of gay-focused bars and clubs as well as some of Europe’s most beautiful gay beaches.
The hotel’s most sought after residence has a large living area, a bedroom, a rain shower, indoor/outdoor plunge pools and a private terrace. The Iconic Suite really captures the glamour and sophistication of Santorini.
All rooms come with:
- Flat screen TV
- Tall ceilings
- A la carte breakfast
- Individually controlled air conditioning
Suspended over the volcanic cliffs, you’ll have an indoor grotto pool and panoramic views of the Santorini caldera and the volcano. There are two wraparound balconies, making this an especially good choice for a romantic Greek getaway.
The Cave Suite is the latest addition to Iconic Santorini. It’s set deep within the volcanic rock of the caldera. There’s a spacious lounge area with a love sofa, a terrace and a plunge pool overlooking the Aegean.
Located on the rim of the caldera, the Caldera Suites are one of the most popular choices of accommodation at Iconic Santorini. You’ll by surrounded by the iconic whites and blues of Santorini as you gaze out over the caldera.
Iconic Santorini’s in-house restaurant serves classic mediterranean cuisine with the best local ingredients.
Wellness And Fitness
If you’re looking to stay fit the hotel has a range of Cybex fitness equipment for you to use. You can also unwind at the spa in a tranquil cave setting and then head for a swim in the nearby pool.
Jaike RoweLuxury Travel Expert
"Greece is one of our clients' most popular destinations. The combination of history in Athens and beach life in the islands is a brilliant combination."Contact us
Maria GardnerLuxury Travel Expert
"Island hopping in Greece is one of my favorite travel experiences. The cobbled streets of Mykonos and the bright blue domes of Santorini are picture perfect."Contact us
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