Category Archives: Greece

By @ 01/29/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Mykonos, Travel
A red-domed church in Mykonos, as seen in ManAboutWorld, the gay travel magazine

A red-domed church on stunning Mykonos, Greece

Every gay boy knows about Mykonos, which is probably why you don’t hear much about it. It’s almost a cliché to recommend it as a vacation spot. But while you were busy looking for the next gay island paradise, Mykonos evolved, shed its touristy, overexposed skin, and reinvented itself as an island that has only gotten better with age. A new wave of art, culture, and farm-to-table restaurants have swept the island, the clubs are better than ever, and the island itself is timeless beauty, still unmatched by any of those imitators out there.

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By @ 11/24/14 in Gay travel, Greece, ManAboutWorld, Travel

TwitterManAboutWorld is excited to host our first-ever Tweet up, TODAY, Nov 25, from 2-2:30pm ET. The subject is Greece and how to plan for 2015!

To participate, just monitor the hashtag #gay2greece (via Tweetdeck, HootSuite, Twitter or any other tool you feel comfortable with) and then post your question or answer. (Be sure to refer to the question (Q for question) or answer (A for answer) and use the hashtag #gay2greece in your post or we may not see it!)

Check out @edsalvato and @mawtravel, too, to follow our conversations.

We can’t wait and look forward to your questions about Greece!

(And if you haven’t yet done so, click here to download our latest issue about Greece and all its secrets!)

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By @ 11/13/14 in Gay travel, Greece, ManAboutWorld, New Zealand, Palm Springs, Travel

 

Our December issue has hit the digital shelves and is available now for download! Explore the beautiful, historical cities and islands of Greece — from epic Athens to lesser-known Thessaloniki, from trendy Santorini to the stunning isle of Crete — we share all of our insider secrets about one of the world’s most sought after destinations! If you need to get away sooner than later, check out our trips to Vermont for gay skiing, Palm Springs for its Christmas festival, and Auckland in February for its Big Gay Out extravaganza!

Not a subscriber?! We can fix that. Click here to subscribe to download our Greece issue and get access to our entire library of insider tips!

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By @ 11/06/14 in Gay travel, Greece, Mykonos, Travel

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Bill & Coo’s is a Small Luxury Hotels property in Mykonos and for the most part a real gem of a hotel — modern, peaceful and sophisticated. The service is friendly, the beautiful pool inviting and the breakfasts tasty. Whether you stay or not, it’s a lovely spot for a sunset cocktail. The rooms are great with the best ones in terms of views on the side of the hotel closest to town (behind the bar). These views are not obstructed by the electrical wires, which is a surprising and odd feature throughout the island. The trip out to the hotel can be a little stressful with tourists and taxis driving crazily along the curvy streets along dark roads.

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By @ 10/22/14 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Greece, ManAboutWorld, Travel

 

 

acropolis museumOur Editor-in-Chief Ed Salvato recently returned from Athens beaming from his visit to the Acropolis Museum. The beautiful space is only about five years old and already beloved by Athenians and tourists. And for good reason; we found tons of cool tidbits (for example, the interior replica of the parthenon has the exact foot print and orientation as the actual!) and the exhibits are easy to follow and well curated, some even showing a side-by-side comparison of statue beside an imaged portrait of what it might look like 2,000 years prior. A major surprise and one of Europe’s best museums!

Check out all of our insider-y Greek coverage coming in our upcoming issue and guide by subscribing here!

 

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By @ 10/06/14 in Ed Salvato, Gay travel, Greece, ManAboutWorld, Travel

thessalonikiOur Editor-in-Chief Ed Salvato explores Thessaloniki, an incredible Greek port city oft overlooked by tourists who opt instead to visit the more popular Greek Isles. But Thessaloniki is vibrant, bustling, and teeming with hot gay guys.

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By @ 08/28/14 in Billy Kolber, Gay travel, Greece, ManAboutWorld, Travel

delosbkOur publisher, Billy Kolber, mimics an ancient Greek statue on the historic island of Delos. So what is Delos? It’s an UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Aegean Sea just a few miles from gay-popular Mykonos. It’s also the place where mythology was born, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, known locally as the cradle of the Gods, an island  rich with artifacts from the third millennium. We like to think of it as a fabulous day-trip after you’ve had your fill of partying on Mykonos.

 

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By @ 08/18/14 in Gay travel, Greece, ManAboutWorld, Mykonos, Travel

delos1Lying just next to Mykonos, Delos is the mythological birthplace of the (hot) God Apollo and considered one of the most sacred sites of the ancient Greeks. The ruins are worthwhile to visit and it makes for a nice break if you’ve been in the Mykonos circuit a few days. Why not go gay to Delos? There is a mostly gay cruise to Delos (daily except for Mondays) organized by Mykonos Accommodation Center. It only takes 30 minutes each way. Maybe you’ll find your own Greek god during this short excursion.

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By @ 08/15/14 in Gay travel, Greece, ManAboutWorld, Mykonos, Travel

mykonosLocated on the beach of Agios Ioannis (one of the most picturesque beaches on the island where the movie Shirley Valentine was filmed), and just under three miles from Mykonos Town, the Mykonos Grand is close enough to walk home in a pinch but far enough to really escape from the touristy hordes when you need to get away. The staff and clientele, while mostly straight, are very open and gay friendly. The intricate mosaics and hand-carved marble throughout the resort add a touch of elegance, as do the simple décor, infinity edge pool and drop-dead beautiful views. It’s one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and a top Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice award recipient.

We covered Mykonos in our June 2013 issue. Click here to subscribe!

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By @ 06/16/13 in Dillon Davis, Gay travel, Gay travel magazine, ManAboutWorld, Mykonos, Travel
Flickr:  Ricc_HB74

Flickr: Ricc_HB74

We asked Dillon, ManAboutWorld’s talented photo editor, to share a few words about some of his his favorite images from this month’s issue. Here’s what moved him about this image of Mykonos harbor.

When looking at this photograph, it’s hard for me not to envision a scene out of a Julie Delpley movie. One where two young lovers stroll carelessly through an exotic city, frequently happening across charming locations such as this small portside taverna.  It is nestled in a sandy patch of shoreline carved out along the Mykonos harbor, where the narrow hillside streets give way to a vast expanse of water and small motorboats. Conversation is illuminated by a single strand of electric bulb lights, strung up to the mast of an old fishing vessel long since settled ashore. What more perfect setting for a moment in life, one worth re-watching time and time again.

Find lots more fabulous images in our June issue. It’s also packed full of hot summer travel tips.

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By @ 10/03/12 in Gay travel, Greece, ManAboutWorld, Mykonos, Travel

We  received some amazing images for our Parting Shots section in the magazine (that’s the last section of ManAboutWorld featuring photos our readers send us based on a theme).

The theme was “Summer Fun.”

The image above was sent to us by Dane Steele, a tour operator (as well as one of our correspondents). This happy-go-lucky group was so pleased to be on the gorgeous island of Mykonos on a Steele Luxury Travel tour that they all playfully jumped for joy for the camera.

Keep checking back this month for the stories behind the Parting Shots.

 

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