Apart from pristine beaches, exquisite restaurants, crystal clear water, and delicious Greek food, Mykonos also offers the hottest summer event – Xlsior. The gay pride Mykonos lasts nine days and visitors get to enjoy fantastic music, food, and Greek beaches at the same time. This year Xlsior will be held from the 16th to the 23rd of August, so book one of the Mykonos villas for rent on time.
Mykonos became one of the most popular destinations for the LGBTQ+ community thanks to Jackie Onassis. In the 1970s, she started coming to the island often to enjoy the Mykonian attractions, mesmerizing beaches, and exciting clubs and bars. The destination suddenly became chic.
This gave rise to numerous hotels and bars that catered exclusively to the LGBTQ+ market. The lesbian and gay visitors have been embraced even though the local population is orthodox Christian. Nowadays, when we think of gay tourism, The Island of the Winds is at the top of the list.
Do you know what club or bar is the best? A clubbing and hedonic paradise, this destination has some of the most extravagant clubs and bars where the parties never stop. During the peak of the season, the hottest places are jammed packed with visitors. Here is a list of different bars and clubs people flock to:
Some hotels and villas are gay-exclusive or at least gay-friendly. Most Mykonos villas for rental are a great pick for your accommodation since most of them are scattered around the destination in secluded places from where you can get the best view of the Aegean Sea and the beaches.
Also, private villas in Mykonos with pools are great places to host different types of events, such as weddings or birthday parties. When it comes to hotels, the well-known Elysium is the main spot. It is only 10 minutes away from the center of the main Mykonian town, Chora.
The LGBTQ+ community organizes this popular international event at the destination every summer. As many as 30,000 gay visitors come to enjoy the music and have fun at the events. Every year they prepare something authentic and amazing. Officially, it was founded by Anastasios Kaperanias in 2009. The parties are held on pristine Kalo Livadi or the stunning Paradise Beach. The artists that perform are mainly from the gay music scene, and the DJs mostly play house and popular music.
Some of the most popular and extravagant parties are held at Kalo Livadi and start just before midnight. Since the gay pride Mykonos festival 2023 lasts from the 16th-23th of August, you’ll get to experience something different every night. The Xlsior Main Party is on the 19th of August, and it is the star event. Then, don’t miss the MUCCA Party and JOY- A taste of Brazil. The closing event will be at Aegon Hotel, and the party is called Sundia.
One of the gorgeous Mykonian beaches is Paradise Beach. The organizers host some of the signature parties, such as the We Party Night and the Sandia Pool. We can’t forget to mention the hottest event from NYC that will also be held here. It is the famous M.E.A.T. Also, you can’t leave your holiday destination without jumping in the pool at the Xlsior Pool Party.
If you want to spend your summer holiday dancing in the hottest crowd in the world, then you should start planning it well in advance. We recommend first searching for a hotel or a Mykonos villa where you’d stay. If you book early, you will get to select the one that is according to your taste.
Then, plan how you will travel. Will you catch a direct flight, or would you rather travel to Athens first and take a ferry? You can even call up your Mykonos concierge and schedule a charter jet from Athens if you don’t want to wait for the ferry.
Finally, get your tickets on time. There are two types of passes. There is an Xlsior Regular Pass which guarantees access to all the parties. The other is Xlsior VIP Pass, and it is required if you want to go to all events and also VIP areas.
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Make your dream vacation come true with the help of The Ace VIP team. We have a fantastic selection of Mykonos luxury villas where you can rest after partying the entire night on Paradise or Kalo Livadi beach. Apart from accommodation, we can provide you with authentic yacht rental Mykonos services, concierge on Mykonos, and car rental services. You won’t have to worry about a thing when you are in our hands. Simply make a selection of the parties you’d like to attend, get your Xlsior passes, and call The Ace VIP team to handle the rest.