Over the last few years, Crete has become a rather popular destination for gay travelers. Even gay cruise ships arrive in the largest ports of Crete. Given the fact that gay life in Crete is not particularly developed, we can only presume that this is the result of the amazing natural beauties of Crete. So, gays here won't find massive gay clubs and vivid gay neighborhoods. However, there other ways to meet people, locals and tourists, would be to visit a gay friendly beach.
Here we present a list of the most popular beaches on the island among gay men. Some attention is required here, since none of the beaches on the island is exclusively gay, but gays are welcome.
- Right in front and left of the tavern Sarantaris by Hersonissos, you can climb down the rocks to the rocky nudist beach, which is one of the most crowded gay friendly beaches in Crete. It is definitely the number one choice if what you are looking for in Crete is a gay beach.
- Very close to the popular area of Matala, you can easily find one of the most popular beaches for gay travelers in Crete. This is called Komos and the gay friendly part of it is located about at its middle.
- It is located near Chania and becoming more and more popular to gay men staying in nearby regions. Locals claim that there are also some more gay spots in other local, such as Agioi Apostoloi, you will find out if the rumors are true.
- After the Village of Kavros and before Georgioupolis, there is a wide space near the main road where you can park your car. Right after the small dunes and woods, you will find yourself on a beautiful sandy beach which is considered to be a hot meeting point for gay travelers.
- At Plakias area, between Damnoni and Ammoudi look for the spectacular beach named Ammoudaki. There is a nudist area, and many of the gay travelers of the area choose this beach for enjoying the Greek sun
- The east part of the long beach of Ierapetra is called Peristeras and is quite protected from prying eyes. There you will meet several gays swimming, sunbathing, flirting and enjoying the beach.