The Grand View Houses – Lesvos Gay Friendly Guest Houses

Author: , November 2nd, 2017

The Grand View Houses - Lesvos Gay Friendly Guest Houses

Situated in the charming, historic village of Molyvos on the northernmost tip of Lesvos Island close to all amenities and only minutes’ walk from the beach, harbour or local shops.

These three Lesvos gay friendly guest houses introduce a new level of luxury and attention to detail within the self-catering community. Inspired by the majestic and traditional houses overlooking the sea among the Greek islands, each of our houses have breathtaking views of Lesvos. Our vacation homes are cleverly designed to magically merge modern conveniences with elegant history. The houses offer an up market experience without sacrificing authenticity and charm. Perfect for family holidays, friends vacationing together, or romantic escapes, each of our houses will provide a beautiful and spacious environment for making memories that last a lifetime.

The views are simply stunning!

Every room has a spectacular view, either of the surrounding mountains or the bay of Molyvos with the sweeping northern Aegean beyond. There are even views of the castle and postcard-perfect village from the front veranda. Incredible nightly sunsets are virtually guaranteed.

Each house with their en suite bathrooms has free Wifi, air-conditioning or heating throughout, and its own parking space. We have done our best to consider the environment, following “green” practices in construction and maintenance. The houses offer “Coco Matt” mattresses, sheets and towels, produced right here in Greece from the finest natural materials.

The three Grand View houses share two buildings, one with two semi-detached houses:
the two-bedroom/two-bathroom Grand View Afrodite and the one-bedroom/ one-bathroom Grand View Rhea.
Grand View Kimon is a three-bedroom/three-bathroom, stand-alone home. Each house has a separate entrance and private, secluded balconies.

All three houses benefit from two communal barbeque areas, one with a fountain, particularly well-suited for large groups which is also big enough for Yoga or other alternative movement classes.


– Dishwasher
– Microwave
– 4 ring hob/large stove /air convector oven.
– Filter coffee machine
– Toaster
– Kettle
– Washing Machine
– Dryer ( only in Afrodite and Kimon)
– Iron and ironing board
– Hairdryer
– 3D television 42″/ 32″ compatible to laptops
– DVD with surround system/ blue ray/ Mp3/CD player
– Free Wi-Fi
– Telephone / free for incoming and local calls
– Air-conditioning /inverter/ low decibel /heating during the winter months
– Heat panels and heated towel racks for cooler months
– Rain showers
– Ceiling fans
– Safe for valuables
– Shared barbeque
– Soft sheets and towels changed every 3 -4 days (Changed daily with extra charge)
– Beach towels

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New Gay Cruise Announced for Greek Islands in August

Author: , June 8th, 2012

Greek Islands Gay CruiseVariety Cruises has announced the addition of Gay Aegean Life, a new itinerary for gay and lesbian travelers sailing the Greek islands of the Cyclades Aug. 24-31, 2012.

Passengers will sail aboard the newly refurbished 49-passenger Panorama II sail cruiser to Greek ports of call including Santorini, Mykonos and hidden island gems such as Folegandros.

Variety Cruises is a member of IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association). Partial proceeds from the Gay Aegean Life cruise will benefit The Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

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Choose the Right Greek Island For You

Author: , September 5th, 2011

Greek IslandsWith more than 2,000 islands, ranging from tiny atolls to the veritable continent that is Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it.

Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greece’s islands hold.

Best for beaches: Crete, Lipsi, Kefallonia, Skiathos, Mykonos
Almost every Greek isle has great beaches, but few come with a Venetian castle, like laid-back Frangokastello Beach in southern Crete. For lapping turquoise waters, try Platys Gialos and Kambos on quiet Lipsi, and the stunning cove at Myrtos Beach in Kefallonia. To see and be seen, bowl up to one of Skiathos’ 65 beaches, join the mainstream masses at 1200m-long Koukounaries Beach or bronze up on nudist-friendly Banana and Little Banana Beach, popular with the gay and lesbian set. Even more full-on are the legendary Paradise and Super Paradise beaches on decadent Mykonos.

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Sailing the Greek Islands

Author: , August 5th, 2011
by Willem, GaySail
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The ancient sailing area of Greece is the oldest destination of Gay Sail. Like a Greek God you can enjoy this calm water, sunny weather and all that Greece has to offer. Greece offers sun, culture, spectacular landscapes and delicious food and hospitality in the taverns.

From the Marina in Athens, you can take a ship to explore some of the most beautiful, legendary Greek Islands.

Sounion is the perfect place to see an ancient, beautiful temple, and for a refreshing dive in the waters of the Adriatic.

The island of Kea has a few bays where you can anchor, and on top of this island sits the picturesque town of Kea.

On the west side of Kithnos, there’s a bay with an interesting sand bar for swimming and great pictures. You can take a hike up to top of the island were the white chora (town) lies. And on the east side there is an ancient Greek/Roman mineral spring which is interesting to visit.

Gay GreeceSiros is an island that in the 18th and 19th century was the commercial and cultural centre in the Aegean trade route. Today Siros port is still the capital of the Cyclades. Explore the village, and spend the night in a secluded bay at the south side of the island.

Naxos / Paros have both a lot to offer. Naxos being the biggest island in the Cyclades is also the most fertile. The landscape includes meadows running down to vast white beaches, cliffs that sink suddenly into the sea, rocky mountains nestled side-by-side with valleys filled with meandering streams and springs. The town has the typical whitewashed houses on a hill. At the Southside of the island are a few smaller islands with numerous of secluded bays.

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Paros a popular tourist island with sandy beaches, clear blue water, traditional houses, stunning landscape and excellent dive sites

The famed island of Mykonos has many bays with beaches and a lively (gay) village. You can drop anchor in one of the bays for a swim to the beach and then sail into the harbour of Mykonos town.

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Opposite Mykonos is the island of Delos the centre of the world 200BC the extensive ruins are worth to visit.

An easy reach from Mykonos lies Ios, a typical Cyclades island. Vineyards and olive trees wind down the mountains to the crystal clear sea and its superb white sandy beaches, much frequented by nudist. Ios also features a pretty harbour with lots of chapels, narrow alleys, windmills, traditional white houses and a lively nightlife.

The sea approach to Santorini is spectacular! You sail into and over the huge volcano that erupted, leaving the town perched high on its famous white cliffs. The only way to reach the city is by donkey, walking up the 587 narrow steps to the top, or by cableway. Black sandy beaches, cliff side towns and bright white houses make Santorini an island of contrast and undoubtedly a must for travellers.

Wild beauty of the barren landscape and huge rocks alternate with sandy beaches on Folegandros. The village is very attractive and the monastery worth a visit.
Coves and bays interrupt the rocky coastline that surrounds the island of Serifos. The Chora is built on the top of a steep hill and has an amazing view over the bay, well worth a hike.

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The island of Hydra is an artist’s colony. Old merchant houses cover the hills overlooking the harbour and auto traffic is prohibited. Everything is transported from the ships to the houses by mule.

GaySail sails an eight and fifteen day trip for gay men, past the best bays, islands, harbours en the famous Greek sights worth seeing. Discover the destinations that can almost only be reached by ship. The idyllic fishing harbours and the enormous hospitality of the Greek, make this a divine destination.

Next trip: September 17 – October 1, Athens – Mykonos – Athens, price: 695 euro one week and 1250 euro two weeks.

Visiting Gay Mykonos: The New Greek Party Resort

Author: , March 6th, 2010

Mykonos has become an iconic Greek Island globally. Among the postcard picturesque whitewash buildings and blue roofed churches is a chic and vibrant culture that has led to it being dubbed the Greek St Tropez.

Popular with the gay community, Mykonos is fast becoming a leading party resort in the already saturated Europe market. With competition from the hedonistic Ibiza and the young and lively Greek resorts such as Malia and Kardemena, Mykonos is keeping ahead of the game with international DJ’s playing and regular beach parties.

The party scene is headed by a chic atmosphere with an almost exclusive vibe. Dominated primarily by bars as opposed to clubs, many of the establishments are sea facing offering fantastic sunset views and amazing wind down sunrise parties. Caprice Bar offers an upmarket party atmosphere with stunningly beautiful views over the calm waters and the famous windmills. For many party lovers the party begins late afternoon with many getting swept up in the atmosphere and staying in Tropicana Beach Bar throughout the night instead of going back to the hotel for that all important power nap and something to eat.

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