At a glance
• Express check in / out
• Multilingual staff
• Secretarial services
• Free Wi-Fi access
• Maid service twice daily
• Room service 24/7
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.
Comfortably sized and stylishly decorated, the Prestige rooms offer world-class conveniences and lifestyle luxury, complemented by the 5-star services of the experienced and welcoming staff. The Sea View room has an elegant living space that opens onto a private balcony with panoramic views of the beautiful beach of Elia and the Aegean. A bathroom with separate rain shower and freestanding bath is stocked daily with exclusive products.
The Prestige Sea View is also available with Jacuzzi or private pool. This room accommodates 2 guests, with a 3rd at a premium.
The Exclusive room is an intimate and tranquil haven that affords effortless ease and memorable moments. Amenities include a spacious bathroom with separate rain shower, king-size or twin beds as well as a sofa bed in an elegantly appointed living area that opens out onto the balcony with full sea views. This unequalled luxury is accompanied by exceptional service that pairs the famous tradition of Greek hospitality with 5-star standards to ensure a memorable vacation experience.
The Exclusive room is also available with a full sea view, as well as full sea view with a Jacuzzi or a private pool. It can accommodate up to 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years of age.
About the Hotel
Leaning into the mountain, the terraced villas have uninterrupted views of the Aegean, culminating in a 360-degree panorama on the vast entertainment deck with its cool bar, epicurean restaurant and saltwater infinity pool. Magnificent interiors offset the local vernacular with contemporary design, investing sophistication and comfort in every detail. You’ll enjoy the immediate proximity to the beach at Elia that true connoisseurs have come to know as one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, as well as the panoramic views from the sundeck with its spectacular saltwater infinity pool. You can indulge in exceptional spa treatments, savour epicurean meals, perhaps clear your conscience working out at the fitness gym, then turn to the guest services for explore anything further afield. As a guest of the Villa Collection, you have the Myconian Collection at your feet. The sister hotels in Elia – the Utopia Relais & Châteaux, the Avaton Design Hotel, and the Royal and Imperial Leading Hotels of the World – all await you with an exciting variety of restaurants, pool bars and spa treatments to be explored at your leisure and with the guidance of the informed and friendly staff.
Food and Drink
Start the new day with a superb breakfast in the airy Nouveau day restaurant. Follow the aromatic scent of freshly baked bread and ground coffee and you will find international buffet classics, a rich variety of fresh cut fruit, home-smoked fish, local delicacies, Greek specialities such as stuffed vine leaves or yogurt made from local dairy, and, naturally, chilled champagne on ice. At your table overlooking the sea, friendly waiters will take your orders for eggs done your way, freshly brewed, steeped or pressed beverages, or anything else you may desire from the à la carte menu.
The culinary experience at the poolside a-la-carte restaurant Cabbanes surpasses all expectations and requires both appetite and unbounded hedonism. Expect a subtle culinary adventure that draws on the best in local produce, served by candlelight in a breathtaking setting under the the star-studded night sky, with views across a moonlit sea.
The executive chef Thodoris Kyriakidis trained at A-listers’ favourite Michelin-starred ‘One Lombard Street” and the ultra-exclusive VIP club ‘5 Hertford Street’, as well as for the past 5 years as the Executive chef for the Myconian AVATON. He has mastered the creative fusion that relies on the excellence of the freshest local and seasonal ingredients, as well as select imported specialities. Taking you on a culinary travel through the Mediterranean with inspirations from Italy and France, it is ultimately a declaration of love for the unique flavours of Greek cuisine and produce. An extensive wine list of rare Greek vintages, fine international wines and champagnes complements this extraordinary dining experience, while the hospitable and attentive service staff tend to your every need with the seemingly effortless yet perfectly trained ease of a synchronised ballet. Be prepared for à la carte fine dining at its best.
Infinity Pool Bar
There is no mistaking the cool elegance of this poolside bar. Even though guests can be served at their loungers, they return time and again throughout the day to place their orders in the shade of a shaggy thatch canopy that rustles in the breeze. Bartenders with masters in mixology shake and stir anything from innocent smoothies to old classics and new concoctions. To satisfy a spot of hunger or a sudden craving at any time of day, there is a delicious selection of salads and snacks, light entrées and fresh marine delicacies such as oysters, sea urchins or caviar. And, of course, a select wine and champagne menu. Certain circadian rhythms prevail, and for those in the know, sunset drinks at the Infinity Bar are an absolute must, against the backdrop of a technicolour sky and to the almost otherworldly strains of live harp music. After dark, the pace changes to the sounds of a live DJ and the fine wines, whiskies and signature cigar collection come out to play.
For those rare evenings when you feel like ‘staying home’ to catch up on sleep, work or TV entertainment, we offer a delicious in-room menu with something exceptional for everyone’s taste, guaranteed to arrive as hot or as chilled as the chef would have it. Whether you wish to arrange for a private and memorable dining experience, or simply enjoy a meal that’s not on the menu, a personal chef and his team are always at your disposal, ready to demonstrate their culinary prowess and prepare your favourite dishes in the privacy of your own suite or villa. The in-house chef services also include daily fresh grocery delivery, a unique selection of coffees and teas, breakfast served by your personal chef in your suite or villa, tailor-made romantic dinners, special meals, fully-catered parties and events, as well as pool lunches upon request.
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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