I had the same experience. Do not go there. Alexander sauna is a lot better
Gay Athens travel guide
The Athens gay scene is growing, though you have to know the places to go, there are usually no signs of gay flags outside to point out what it is. The main gay village is at Gazi, where most of the gay venues are located just north of "Kerameikos " metro station. Especially at the corner of Iera Odos street with Megalou Alexandrou street you'll find many bars. Once inside it's quite entertaining, some nice clubs and bars.Athens gay guide
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Situated in the centre of Athens, within walking distance to Monastiraki and Plaka, this design hotel offers luxurious, minimalist rooms, in vivid colours.
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i visited last nov 2014, nothing spectacular, if anything, going through 4 floors - up and down, even if there is a lift, annoys me! and it is obvious (they are just being polite) they do not really like tourists, so i got that - i was gone in 30 min. flat, as some reviewer mentioned - this is for locals - i say let them have it,
I tried to visit Flex Sauna tonight, 22 October 2014 and like others on here was insulted by being turned away at the door because I was "too old" and "we don't want old guys" (this on Bears' night too!) and "sorry, but this sauna is only for young guys".
Frankly, what they are doing is blatant age discrimination and I would be really surprised if it is not illegal. Have they not heard of Equal Opportunities Legislation, or does this not apply in Greece? We should complain about this, guys. They ought not to be allowed to do this!
My friend and I were visiting Athens for the first time. We were turned away because the guys behind the entry desk said we were too old...and that older men want hustlers and massages. I was quite irritated as that is imposing a stereotype that didn't fit either my friend or myself. Shame on this establishment for putting welcoming information for tourists in the advertisements, then turning them away at the door!
Hotels in Athens
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A short walk from the Acropolis, 5-star Royal Olympic Hotel is centrally located by the Temple of Olympion Zeus. The luxurious rooms overlook Zeus’s Temple, or the swimming pool garden.
Strategically located, within 500 metres from Plaka and Monastiraki Square, Athens Center Square hotel is a short walk from all the major archaeological sites.
Central Hotel is strategically situated in the picturesque area of Plaka, 200 metres from Syntagma Square. It offers a rooftop terrace with hot tub and Acropolis view, and free Wi-Fi at the lobby.
The fully refurbished Hotel Omiros enjoys a central location in Athens, only a few minutes’ walk from Syntagma Square and the new Acropolis Museum.
With a great location in the centre of Plaka, facing the Acropolis, this 5-star hotel offers personalised service, a beautiful rooftop pool and well-appointed rooms with a buffet breakfast included.