Why Gay Travelers Should Start Heading to Slovenia

Why Gay Travelers Should Start Heading to Slovenia

Slovenia is certainly not as popular of a destination as the countries it borders being overshadowed by Italy to the west and Austria to the north. Still, with the country’s gorgeous green mountainsides, serene lakes and architecturally rich capital of Ljubljana, its under-appreciation as a destination for all travelers is perplexing. A quick look at their gay scene and LGBT rights also reveal it to be a perfect getaway for gay travelers as well. With that said, here are a few reasons for queer travelers to start heading to Slovenia.

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Ios: Exploring the Greek Islands beyond the Gay Hotspot of Mykonos

Ios: Exploring the Greek Islands beyond the Gay Hotspot of Mykonos

Greece is a popular European summer destination and taking a trip to one of the Greek islands is on many travelers’ bucket list. Besides Santorini, which is probably the most popular and touristy island of them all, Mykonos probably holds the title of 2nd for the general visitor but definitely takes the lead of the Greek Island gay hotspot. Mykonos has for decades been a getaway for gays as it became open and more liberal than Athens and all of the surrounding islands. The gay scene has developed over the years and since 2009, Mykonos has hosted the XLSIOR festival, now one of the most popular summer circuit festivals in Europe.

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Milos: Exploring the Greek Islands beyond the Gay Hotspot of Mykonos

Milos: Exploring the Greek Islands beyond the Gay Hotspot of Mykonos

Milos is another island in the Cyclade group which is famous for nature, history, remote seaside towns and beaches. This island is a perfect escape from the party scene after you’ve binged in Mykonos for days and require a much needed detox. Upon immediate arrival on Milos, it has a relaxed vibe and might not seem like anything out of the ordinary for a Greek island in the Cyclades. But venture out of the port town of Adamas just a short drive and you’ll find stunning natural wonders, secluded seaside villages hanging off the cliffs and well preserved ancient Greek historical sites.

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