Crete Bar & Beaches Gay Friendly

Beaches in Crete



Sarantari Beach near Hersonissos

Heading from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos, right after Hersonissos, you will meet the Creta Maris Hotel and the Hersonissos Maris Hotel. After these two hotels there is a tavern named Sarantaris. Right in front of this tavern, after climbing down the rocks, you will find an amazing nudist beach, which is one of the most crowded gay friendly beaches in Crete! The water is spectacular and it is almost sure that you will end up meeting several interesting guys. It is definitely the number one choice if what you are looking for in Crete is a gay beach.

Komos Beach near Matala

Matala is a must see location when in Crete. Very close to this popular area (just use the coordinates in Google Maps) you can easily find one of the most popular beaches for gay travelers in Crete. Keep in mind that it is near a village named “Pitsidia”.

Kavros beach near Georgioupolis

After the Village of Kavros and before Georgioupolis, there is a wide space near the main road where you can park your car. Right after the small dunes and woods, you will find yourself on a beautiful sandy beach which is considered to be a hot meeting point for gay travelers.

Macherida near Chania

Macherida beach in Chania is becoming more and more popular to gay men staying in Chania or the nearby regions. Close to the spot of “Akrotiri”, you will meet gay men strolling around looking for good company.  Locals claim that there are also some gay spots in other nearby beaches like Agia Roumeli and Agioi Apostoloi, but I will leave it to you to find out if the rumors are true.

Kolokitha Beach near Elounda

Heading from Elounda to Kolokitha Island, just after the windmills, take a turn towards Agios Fokas. You will see the sea on your right hand. This is a place where you can enjoy some nudism in the earlier hours of the day, while gay guys are seen sunbathing all over the rocks.

Ammoudaki near Rethymno

Near Damnoni and Plakiasl, look for the spectacular beach named Ammoudaki. There is a nudist area, and many of the gay travelers of the area choose this beach for enjoying the hot greek sun!

Peristeras Beach near Ierapetra

Around 5 km from Ierapetra, and while on the beach road leading from Ierapetra to Sitia, you will see a gas station of EKO brand. Right after this you will find the beach named Peristeras. The beach is about 1 km long and there you will meet several gay men swimming, sunbathing, flirting and enjoying the beach.

Bar & Restaurants in Crete


La Brasserie cafe/bar/music scene. Parties with Djs & LIVE CONCERTS Jazz, Rock, Alternative , Indie. Funk, Punk ,Beat . ( Live Bands shows , dance shows Latin nights , Theater performances Bazzars and more)

Friendly environment for everyone openminded place for openminded people In the center of town . A stylish and sofisticated space, colourful and pop art environment and designed bar cafe. We are different and unique because we accept both !

Great pure drinks , wild cocktails with exotic fresh fruits and quality coffee! Tasty cousine with delicious HOMEMADE dishes. salads and deserts ( everything only with bio ingredients ) They welcome you with a big smile and a glimpse of the eye. Qualified , professional and friendly stuff. Open all day … open end!


Isodion 12, Chania, Greece

While not explicitly a gay bar, the Ababa bar and gallery is a trendy spot with a welcoming crowd and eclectic in it’s design. The gay-friendly bar is tucked away on Isodion street and promises great music and even greater cocktails!

Take Five

Korai 24-26, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Long-running, gay-friendly cafe bar in Heraklion. Take Five serves a nice selection of food, coffee and drinks including vegetarian and vegan options.

Go in the day for coffee and food, then spend the night drinking spirits, cocktails and enjoying the music.

Rogmi Mini Bar

Sougiα, Chania, Crete, Greece

The Rogmi Mini Bar is a cosy gay bar in Chaniá, Crete. Often packed with a welcoming crowd until the early morning, this gay bar is a perfect place to spend the night.

There is an eclectic mix of music at Rogmi, from house, rock, electro swing and much more. The bar is located just a short walk from the seaside.

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