Thursday, May 31, 2012

Athens Pride 2012, 9 June Klathmonos square

Moto of the 2012 Athens pride is
"Love me! It's free!"

Athens Pride 2012 will take place in June 9 at Klafthmonos Square! 

Athens Pride 2012:
June 9, Klafthmonos Square

 

MÄNNER-MINNE – Gay Men’s Choir of Berlin


Athens Pride 2012 is delighted to host MÄNNER-MINNE, Berlin’s first gay men’s choir, in a special performance on Friday, 8 June 2012 at 20.00 in Kapnikareas Square. The choir will also open the Athens Pride Parade at 17.00 on Saturday 9 June in Klafthmonos Square.

MÄNNER-MINNE was founded in 1987 and has more than 30 singers. Known for its colorful musical and choreographic diversity, it has participated in almost every European Lesbian & Gay choir festival and many in the United States.

In 2005 Holger Perschke took over as musical director. He has been a guiding force in the creation of many productions including “Im Zauberwald” (In the Enchanted Forest), a radical reinterpretation of the world of traditional fairytales. Their most recent performance was dedicated to the gay Berliner, Bruno Balz, a prolific pop lyricist from the period 1930-1960. MÄNNER-MINNE currently is preparing for its 25th anniversary celebrations.

http://www.maenner-minne.de/aktuell.html


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Athens Pride


Athens Pride started as as small grassroots initiative gathering a few hundred activists in 2005 and quickly grew to become one of the most popular and most significant all day events of the city. With a parade attracting over 12,000 people in 2012, it is the largest pride event in SE Europe. Regardless of this growth and success, Athens Pride retains it's grassroots, all volunteer, non-profit character.

Athens Pride is unlike any other in many ways. One example: For the past 3 years an auction named "Artists for Athens Pride" has provided most of the funding for Athens Pride, enabling it to produce free public cultural and political events that are enjoyed by thousands. This extraordinary display of sensitivity and conscience on the part of artists in Greece and abroad has made Athens Pride unique, as the only Pride in the world to be primarily supported by the visual arts community!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

8 sin! The New Cocktail Bar at Gazi.


     New arrival at Gazi specialized at cocktails. The 8 sin bar has industrial decoration and minimlalistic design. Has been aleady been popular for its thematic weekly parties. In combination with its 8 unique cocktails of 8 sin and its good looking crowd it is definetely a good night choice (after 23:00) at the area.
Be carefull on dress code, be trendy and casual.
This is the greatest  bar of Athens so far.

8 Sin, Great Alexander 141 and Konstantinoupoleos street, Gazi, Athens tel: +30 2103477048

Friday, May 20, 2011

Athens Pride 2011 - June 4 !!! Kiss me everywhere!!!

 As happens every June Athens Pride 2011 is going to be this year the most advanced and officially supported. Here are the events with climax the parade and the pride festival at 4 of June. Not to be missed!!!! Starting point Kotzia square 18:00
Moto of Athens Pride 2011 "Kiss me everywhere"
Wish to everyone a great celebration!!!!

ATHENS PRIDE WEEK EVENTS May 31 - June 4
All Athens Pride events are free and provide for English speakers (some for the hearing impaired).
TUESDAY - May 31
Athens Pride presents:
"20 People and One Lesbian. A Public Opera"
Performance by Chryssa Tsampazi
17.00-18.45 @ Old University-Panepistimiou & AkademiasSt
Join us immediately afterwards for:
"Private & Public. Lesbians on the Social Stage"
Films & Discussion
19.30 @ Goethe-Institut, 14-16 Omirou St
Simultaneous translation Greek-English-signing

WEDNESDAY - June 1

Museum Alex Mylona-Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art
presents:
"Thief or Reality, Three Versions"
Film by Antoinetta Angelidis English subtitles
22.00, 01.00, 03.00 @ 5 Asomaton Square
Q&A (in Greek) with Ms. Angelidis after first screening
Passes available at Museum from 11am, Wednesday, June 1; Tel:             210 3215717      
Exile Room presents:
"What's in a Name"
Film by Eva Küpper in English
21.00 @ 12 Athinas St. Monastiraki
FRIDAY - June 3
Outdoor performance:
Pink Singers - London's oldest LGBT Community Choir
20.00 @ Syntagma Square
ATHENS PRIDE DAY - PARADE & FESTIVAL
SATURDAY - JUNE 4

11.00 MORNING ACTIVITIES
Create your personal touch of color to our Parade at our Sign Workshop.
Art Exhibition with KISS ME EVERYWHERE as theme. To contribute contact ekthesi.pride@gmail.com.
13.00 Live DJ sets
16.00 Latin rhythms with the PATRAS DANCE GROUP
17.00 Opening addresses
17.45 Parade Opening Act
18.00 PARADE
Feat. BATALA and PINK SINGERS from London
20.00 - 00.00 Party & Live Show
DJ sets, DRAG shows by LEN, GAZAN'S and ΚOUKLES. LIVE by ELEFTHERIA ARVANITAKI, EFSTATHIA, ONIRAMA, VEGAS, MELISSES.
Artistic Director KONSTANTINOS RIGOS
Athens Pride is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization.
The wealth of our Festival comes from our devoted volunteer force.
Detailed information can be found at the official site of Athens Pride.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hot underwear - Modus Vivendi

 Probably all we know different names of hot underwear. Aussiebum or nuwear etc some very famous some others not. One, very famous underwear brand in Greece not very well known in other counrties is  Modus Vivendi (http://www.e-modusvivendi.com/) as long as MED (http://www.med.com.gr/) and Nikos Apostolopoulos underwear (http://www.nikosapostolopoulos.com/) are the local firms of underwear. Modus Vivendi is my favourite one.






Boxers, speedos, accessories all with great inspiration and most of all hot and sexy. From their on line store to the local stores in the centre of Athens a big variety of hot underwear can be included in your shopping therrapy in the city.
Modus Vivendi, is a fashion brand for men. Established by the Greek fashion designer Christos Bibitsos in 1991, its product range includes men's underwear, beachwear, homewear and sportswear and has been on the market for some 22 years.

Modus Vivendi can be translated as "lifestyle", or "way of life". This is exactly what this brand is all about. Apart from top design and exceptional manufacturing approach for each product it represents a different, fresh and exciting way of life for modern men.

Modus Vivendi, retail store Skoufa 50 street, Kolonaki, Athens, Tel: +30 2103527420

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Koukles Club (The dolls) - Drag show



       Koukles club is the place to be if you want a good drag show. Despite its small size and capacity (thats why it is better to make reservation 1-2 days before, Wednesday is a less crowded day) you will certainly enjoy it. Some of the most popular drag queens of Greece like Eva Koumarianou,  Mania Lempesi and Tania Keli make their performance there. This place it is also known for its famous clients and fans like Jean Paul Gautier and Patricia Fields. A night at Koukles will definetely be a highlight and you will enjoy a show full of music, dance and suprices. Since 1994 the Koukles show has been established as a living history of Athens nightlife.

Tania Keli
Eva Koumarianou



Koukles Club : Zan Moreas street and Syngrou Avenue, Koukaki, Athens
Reservations: tel +306947557443 email: info@koukles-club.gr
Show (2 hours) starts at 1:30 (night) every Wednesday, Friday and Sutterday
Entrance 10 euros with a drink
http://www.koukles-club.gr/


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas in Athens

Christmas in Athens


Christmas tree at Syntagma square

Athens is a special Christmas destination, as it continually becomes more exciting and spectacular each year. Christmas in Athens showcases an elaborate list of “winter wonderlands” that young and old anticipate and enjoy. Towering Christmas trees, holiday performances, ice-skating rinks, jolly Santas, magically-lit boulevards, and ornate department store displays begin in mid-November and last through early January. Some of the major attractions and mega Christmas productions include the City of Athens’ Christmas and New Year’s celebrations at Syntagma Square, Zappeion and Kotzia. Aside from its shopping, Golden Hall Mall in Marousi is becoming a Christmas destination with events for children. The Athens Concert Hall has a wonderful list of holiday performances, as do many of the jazz clubs and other venues throughout the city. Unique is the city’s ability to embrace its nouveau commercial Christmas status while maintaining its heritage. At Flisvos Marina Winter Wonderland, for example, thousands wait as arrives via fleet of sailboats. Advancements in ice rink technology means that cities with warmer climates can now enjoy this centerpiece as part of their celebrations. Many municipalities throughout Athens offer Christmas events and ice skating rinks at their central squares. Holiday highlights in Athens include the tradition of offering sweets to shoppers. Walk into the most expensive boutique and enjoy traditional Greek Christmas cookies melomakarona, koulouria and kourabiedes.




Attica department store, Panepistimiou street, centre of Athens

Sunday, December 12, 2010

National Archaeological Museum




This museum is what I call the museum of the incredible male statues.
Definetely the richest selection of ancient classical statues and treasuries from the prehistoric period till the late Roman years.
The selection of the golden prehistoric treasure of Mykinai, the cycladic statues and the colourfull frescos of prehistoric city of Santorini worths a visit to this "rich" museum.
Although the selection of the ancient bronze statues are these will amazed you most, epitome of male beauty and perfection.
10 minutes walking from the nearest metro station called Victoria (green line metro) with a beautifull decorated cafe next to the interior garden of the museum this place will be definetely one of your highlight experiences to the city.
Bring your camera and enjoy your shooting as is one of the few world class museums where the cameras area allowed. Couldnt be different since you have to take home all these bronze and marble muschle details you can find in every corner. Give time walk around and enjoy!!



Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bears in Athens

Fou Club



One of the most famous club in Athens!
bears and leather friendly.
KELEOU 8 - Gazi
Athens,Greece





Big Bar


12 Falesias Str. & Iera Odos, Athens, Greece
www.bigbar.gr

Big is the first Greek gay bar which aspires to coil the greek bear scene! Friendly environment, cheap drinks, good music and... lot of fur! How BIG are you? Open every day, except Mondays, from 22:30.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Finally a 100% gay accomondation !!!!!

Having hundrets of questions for a 100% gay accomondation choice in the city, and giving answers for just gay friendly places, now Iam in a happy position to introduce the new place in the heart of Gazi (gay area).
Alexander Appartments. Beautifull very stylish next to Alexander Sauna, with best value rates and bonus free entrance to the facilities of the nearby sauna.
Wish you great stays and let us know for your experiences....



website available soon - please contact info@alexander-apartments.gr for reservations

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Athens in 4 days FAQ



Nikos Apostolopoulos underwear, Athens 2009

I had an email before a month from a guy asking me many things about where, when and what regarding the city.
I replied and I think the infos are very helpfull and cover many FAQ about where, when and what in the city.

"Hello.

I read your blog and I decided to write you. I will be visiting Athens from "...............". I will be alone and would like to seek your advise how to see the gay scene in Athens.

Ok. I am a """""", ".." y.o. and I am coming from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I will be staying at the Intercontinental Athens the whole time, however, I still don't have any plans where to go.

I am also interested to go to a gay shopy or bookstore. I want to buy some gay movies and magazine. Is there any place I can visit?

My concern is safety and security and I hope you can help.

.....
Dubai



Hello "...."
The main gay area as you read in my blog is gazi....Konstantinoupoleos street all the way from Keramikos metro station has many gay bars clubs restaurants and cafes.Your hotel is not in the main gay area, it is nice hotel but you will need a taxi to go back at night from Gazi on the other hand very close to Intercontinetal is Lamda club one of the most famous and old gay bars of Athens.Lamda club is at Lembesi and Syngrou street. Keep in minds that most of the clubs in Greece start to have people after 1 oclock at night.
A very popular gay book shop of Athens is close to Pedion Areos park, 15 minutes walk from Omonoia square(use metro)
It is called Colourfull Planet and there you can find everything....
Colourfull planet book shop Antoniadou stree, Pedion Areos park, Athens tel. 0030210.8826600, fax. 0030210.8826898 http://www.colourfulplanet.com e-mail: info@colourfulplanet.com
Dont leave Athens if you havent done these.
1/ Acropolis Monuments
2/ New Acropolis Museum
3/ Colourfull Planet book shop
4/ Dining at Tzitzikas and Memrigas restaurant at Mitropoleos street 12 at Syntagma square
5/ S - cape gay club
6/ Alexanders Sauna
7/ Changing of the guards at Syntagma square
8/ Coffe at Kolonaki at one of the Skoufa street cafes (Pas partour cafe, nouvele vag)
9/ Walk of the archeological pedestrian of Aeropagitou in front of New Acropolis Museum
10/ Drink at Blue train bar Konstantinoupoleos street
11/ Greek night at Fou club behind blue train bar.
12/ Sunset at Lycabetous hill
13/ Enjoying one of the beaches over the 70 kilometres beach coast of the city (Balux beach,Yabanaki beach, Ble beach)
14/ Sunday afternoon drink at Magaze bar
http://www.magaze.gr/index.html
15/ Shopping underwear at MED
http://www.med.com.gr/
and Nikos Apostolopoulos
http://nikosapostolopoulos.gr/
Dont have any concern about secure and safety ...Greece and Athens particular are one of the safest and most gay friendly cities...have fun...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cruising Gay clubs in Athens



2 clubs are ideal for singles in Athens if they most want to hung out with a guy and have thematic or sado experiences...
My favourite one is FCUK at Gazi...just opossite the famous Blue Train cafe at Konstantinoupoleos street on the train lines.
FCUK
Athens
Keleou 3 Street, Gazi
EN*An authentic dark room in Athens with hardcore gay movies projection
private cabins with monitors & mirrors , sling aera , glory holes and pissing room.
FR*Le seul authentique chambre noire à Athènes avec la projection de films gays hardcore
cabines privées avec des moniteurs et des miroirs, des harnais aera, glory holes et pissing chambre.

The other one is the brand new and very atmosperic Labyrinth.


Labyrinth, Ikareon 24, Gazi, the newest cuising bar-club promise every night loud and good dance music and everything its name means. In a place decorated as porn scene of Titan productions, the visitors became fans and lovers.Classic reciepes of gay cruising!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

BALUX BEACH, GLYFADA. Summer enjoyment






SUMMER IS HERE!!!!!
BALUX ASTERIA BEACH at Asteria Glyfadas complex is where all the beutifull people around 20's having their swimming and sunbathing.
The complex has 2 beaches, the left one is my favourite. Next to Balux cafe. Perfect blue sea waters, relaxing, beach polo, a swimming pool, great service, exotic smoothies and the famous fredo capucino of Greece, under the relaxing music of Balux Cafe. It is located 55 minutes with the tram (1 euro tram ticket)from the centre of Athens. Take the tram from Syntagma square direction line to Voula. Stop at Kolimvitirion tram stop. Asteria balux complex is just 10 minutes walk from there.
I think the best place during the hot Athens days.
Enjoy my favourite Athens summer place!!!


www.asterascomplex.com

Thursday, May 28, 2009

ALEXANDER SAUNA




Alexander sauna is in the centre of the city of Athens, where you can relieve yourself from the everyday stress. It provides a very pleasant environment with all the modern comforts, where you can lose yourself in the pleasure of soothing steam and hydro massages. You can be certain that your body will enjoy a fabulous experience! Alexander sauna takes up two colourful floors in a building next to Iera Odos. The very name "Alexander" is an allusion to the Hellenistic years. You will not be disappointed. On the contrary, you will be given the attention and pleasure you deserve! With a quick look at the pictures you can see that Athens at last has a sauna that can satisfy a modern demanding man.

On the first floor you can find the reception, fantastic super-modern showers, a large jacuzzi which thoroughly fulfills the highest standards of hygiene and a large sauna which secret, private spots for "special" moments... On the second floor you will find a beautiful modern enormous steam room, which evokes the Roman baths and will make you feel like a king. There are many private rooms where you can enjoy a relaxing massage and a large lounge with leather couches, a plasma TV and a superb view to the Acropolis.

Alexander sauna is the highest-standard sauna in Athens. It is perfectly clean and the standards of hygiene are rigorously applied, as one can see from the first moment they step in. The equipment includes modern washing machines, drying machines and everything is state-of-the-art. The staff is very discreet and the air conditioning is perfect. Last but not least, the place draws a lot of young crowd!




Address : Alexander Sauna, M. Aleksandrou 134 & Iera Odos (Μ.Αλεξάνδρου 134 & Ιερά Οδός)
http://www.alexandersauna.com/

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM OPEN IN 20 OF JUNE




















The New Acropolis Museum has been designed by the internationally renowned architect B. Tschumi in collaboration with the Greek architect M. Fotiadis, following an International Architectural Tender. This is a 30,000 m2 building on a 21,000 m2 property. It includes specially designed exhibition rooms for the presentation of all significant findings from the Acropolis area, a periodic exhibition hall, a 200-seat presentation virtual reality room showing the monuments as they were in the past,a cafe, a restaurant as well as parking and ancillary areas arranged in four underground levels. The highlight of all exhibition areas is the magnificent glass hall which is going to host all Parthenon sculptures. A particular feature of this building is the fact that all archaeological findings from the specific piece of land have been integrated and highlighted in its design......

It is known that you cant be a good architect, good decorater or good artician without having a gay influence. Am I describing too much? I dont think so. It is proved that most of the gays have good taste. Thats why i believe you will really love a visit to the New Acropolis Museum which is going to open at 20 of June this summer.
It is an amazing minimalistic building which is going to preserve all the treasures of the Acropolis monuments and the statues of the Parthenon.
Minimalistic design from the worldclass architect Bernard Tscumi gives a unique experience of history under the footsteps of the Acropolis monuments hill.
I wish you will enjoy it while you visit Athens.


http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/?pname=Home&la=2

S- CAPE
The famous gay club of Athens
Iera Odos and Great Alexander 139, Gazi, Athens
tel:0030 210 34 11 003
email: s.cape.club@gmail.com

S-cape is the biggest gay club of Athens.
Wherever you will enjoy your drink outdoors on the little garden or inside it will be allways full of people after 12:00 at night.
Lots of shows taking place (drag shows, greek nights, strip shows) alone or with your friends it really gives you the sense and the experience of the unstop dancing and vibrant nightlife of Gazi area.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monday, September 15, 2008

ATHENS GAY PRIDE 2008






Here are some pics from the latest PRIDE PARADE IN ATHENS at 7 June 2008 – starting point Klafthmonos Square

http://www.athenspride.eu/index.php?lang=en