At a glance
Located in a quiet corner of Fira, Aigialos Hotel is just a short walk from the main shopping street. It’s ideal if you’re looking for a luxury hotel that’s right in the heart of the action. In the 18th-century, the building was a convent. It became a 5-star hotel in 1997. There’s an infinity pool in the courtyard that overlooks the Aegean.
This is an ideal setting for a honeymoon or wedding in Santorini. The design has a classic, Cycladic feel. You’ll find antiques reflecting the building’s history in the reception area.
The hotel is comprised of fifteen Neoclassical residences once inhabited by the sea captains of Santorini. The hotel has been fully renovated, yet its historical charm remains intact. Aigialos is perched on the rim of the caldera.
- Former 18th-century convent
- Classic Cycladic style
- Right in the heart of Fira
- Ideal for romantic getaways
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 decriminalized same-sex sexual activity in 1951, and in 2015, the Greek Parliament passed a law that recognized 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 recognized.
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+ travelers 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.
A suitably grand setting, the Mansion Suite was once the home of a noble family. It opens onto spectacular views of the dome of the Old Metropolis cathedral, the Aegean and the caldera.
All accommodations at Aigialos Hotel include:
- Large-screen TVs
- Coco-Mat bedding
- Marble surfaces
Located at the highest point of the complex, this suite is ideal for a picture postcard honeymoon in Santorini. You can have a candlelight dinner on the terrace overlooking the Aegean and the caldera.
Exemplifying the unpretentious luxury Santorini does so well, these residences are supremely stylish. Enjoy panoramic views from your shared verandah.
You can have breakfast at the reception or on your balcony – a la carte menu. The gourmet menu for lunch and dinner requires advanced booking. The classic Greek cuisine on offer is divine, as is the exclusively Greek wine menu.
Jaike RoweLuxury Travel Expert
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Maria GardnerLuxury Travel Expert
"Island hopping in Greece is one of my favourite travel experiences. The cobbled streets of Mykonos and the bright blue domes of Santorini are picture perfect."Contact us
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