Gay Crete Beach Vacations – Gay Star News

Author: , June 22nd, 2018

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Gay Holidays in Greece are certainly linked with the most popular destinations of Mykonos, Athens and Thessaloniki. But have you ever considered visiting Crete?

Crete, the second largest island in Greece, is known for its crystal-clear beaches (many of which are awarded with a blue flag), beautiful cities with intense nightlife and handsome locals. So, this island will gift you lots of new experiences to remember!

Cretans are distinguished for their great hospitality, which has also become part of their culture. Their behavior is so honest and sincere, that you will feel like you are with your best friend.

That said, you will notice that some Cretans might become very ‘touchy,’ almost flirting. That’s due to their extreme friendliness and poor understanding of personal space, so don’t misunderstand and think that they are trying to hit on you because you will surely put yourself into a very awkward situation!

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The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival 2012

Author: , March 29th, 2012

The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras is an annual weekend set aside to celebrate the Gay community, celebrate life and simply enjoy a long weekend of entertainment, comedy, music, dance and fun. It all started in 2000 in the little coastal town of Knysna, South Africa on the Garden Route, and has blossomed into a fully fledged fun extravaganza. Growing in size and popularity year after year, it has become a calendar favorite.

Knysna is located on the southern coast of South Africa about 6 hours drive east of Cape Town on the N2 highway, or a 45 minute flight to George and then 30 minute drive to Knysna. Although small it has become a favorite vacation destination for many South African and international visitors and has been voted “South Africa’s Favorite Town of the year”, twice. Measuring the flamboyant hospitality and energy exuded at the Mardi it is not surprising.  The entire town transforms into a festival as businesses decorate their windows in a show of support for the Pink Loerie.

This year the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras will be held from April 26 to May 1st. The theme is “Ain’t no closet big enough!” and promises to deliver the same quality of entertainment that it has become so famous for.

The Mardi Gras sends a message to the world that Gay people are free to celebrate their lives in South Africa. The event is not only about the festivities but also about giving back and a number of charities benefit from auctions and fundraisers held during the festival. It is a celebration of fun, life and laughter for anyone who loves to see vibrant colors, hear world class music and enjoy the arts.

Events are scheduled throughout the weekend and include:

A flea market (street market),  art exhibitions,  a gay pride street parade, competitions, comedy shows, drama, cabaret shows, live music, dancing and parties around every corner.

Think pink, think Mardi Gras, visit Knysna, you’ll never forget the experience.

Celeste Wilson is an Africa travel specialist and co-founder of a comprehensive internet guide to travel in Africa. Visit to learn more about Africa as a travel destination.