Athens Greece Pride - June 8-10, 2012
Since 2009, much of the coverage on Athens, Greece, has centered on austerity measures gone wild and Europe’s swirling sovereign debt crisis. This is unfortunate, to say the least, for the so-called cradle of Western Civilization deserves to be seen without restraint—from the Acropolis and the Parthenon to the gay-friendly neighborhoods of Gazi and Kerameikos.
But as the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus once remarked: “Not what we have but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.”
Nowhere is this appreciation for the simpler pleasures in life more evident than at Athens Pride (June 8 – 10, 2012), a weekend-long celebration of art, food, drink and entertainment that expects to attract well over 12,000 people. To great popular acclaim, it also stands as the largest pride event in Southeastern Europe.
And getting there is easy and affordable:
Based on travel deals from Out Traveler, round-trip fares from New York City plus accommodations for two at the London Hotel Athens start out at $1,200 per person. Similar packages, with round-trip fares from Denver or Los Angeles and accommodations at the four-star Chic Hotel, located in a classical 19th century building facing Omonia square, start out at about $1,700 per person.