The capital city of Greece, Athens has become increasingly more pronounced and renowned as a gay destination in recent years. This culturally rich, historically iconic city of 750,000 celebrates a vibrant Athens Gay Pride Celebration in early June. The date this year is June 8, 2013.
More on Athens Pride 2013 will be posted here as information becomes available. Last year, the evening before Pride, there was a performance by Berlin's gay men's choir, Manner-Mine, in Kapnikareas Square. On Saturday, the Athens Pride celebration - including a parade and festival - took place in Klafthmonos Square and drew more than 12,000 participants.
Additionally, numerous bars as well as gay-popular restaurants, hotels, and shops have special events and parties throughout Pride Weekend. Check the local Athens, Greece resources on gay travel, such as the Nighttours Gay Guide to Greece, and Athens Info Guide's gay section. Also take a look at the excellent visitor site produced by the nation's official tourism organization, Visit Greece.