Mykonos: find your (queer) god | Gay tourMykonos, Greece
Mykonos: Find your (queer) God Tour is an offbeat, inspiring self-guided audio tour in five gorgeous Mykonos’ beaches. Discover credible and original stories written by top local professionals after extended research. Take your tour now and enjoy it instantly on your smartphone device.
There are many reasons to visit Mykonos and there are many different angles to approach this most exciting island. Find your (queer) god in Mykonos ignores them all. We believe that the paramount reason to visit Mykonos is the beautiful men who gather here from all over the world in a summer carnival of the senses.
This is a tour for those who seek inspiration in beauty. In an island where everything is possible, it is conceivable that even gods will walk among the mortals, trying to satisfy this most human desire for physical attractiveness, style, and allure. Find your (queer) god in Mykonos invites you to explore five astonishing beaches that are popular with the gay crowd and search for that one god among them who will truly lift you off your feet.
It might be Dionysus, in Agrari, who carved the first wooden phallus as a way to keep a promise to a dead young man. Or you may come across Poseidon in Jackie O’, sipping his cocktail at the beach and reminiscing about his love affair with Pelops, the young prince whose father served him as a meal to the gods. In Elia, the most gay-popular beach, you might see Endymion, sleeping with his eyes open so that Hypnos, the god of sleep, may never be deprived of the pleasure of looking at them when they make love. In Kalafatis bay you can ponder on that ancient dilemma: who enjoys sex the most, men or women? Beware of any snakes though, because it is almost certain that you will undergo a sex change as soon as you come near them. And when all the crowds wear you thin, just head north, to Fokos, where you will have the pleasure of playing the double pipe of love with Dionysus (again, he was really fond of men) and Ampelos.
As you bask in the glory of the Mediterranean sun and the impeccable azure of the Aegean Sea spreads before you, seek inspiration in classical stories from Greek mythology about the gods who found pleasure and sexual satisfaction with the gorgeous princes and shepherds of ancient Greece.
1. Where did the wooden penis come from?Agrari Beach is relatively peaceful and a lot less crowded. Gods here are notoriously difficult or monomaniacal, but they know how to charm their lovers. But remember, by Zeus...mind the big birds
2. The first sex changeElia is one of the largest beaches on Mykonos island and the most gay-popular. This is truly a place where even virgin gods may question their life choices and sleep has a hard time adhering to its principles.
3. When a god meets a mortalFokos on the northern side of Mykonos island is secluded and without tourist facilities. It is the ideal location to enjoy the “double pipe of love” and endless games in the arms of the gods.
The birth of the wooden phallus
Where did the wooden penis come from?Dionysus, the god of wine, was looking for his mother, Semele, who, sadly, was dead. Since he did not know the way to the Underworld, he accepted the assistance of a beautiful mortal, Prosymnus, who agreed to show him the way in return for the right to make love to Dionysus. The entrance to Hades was in a bottomless lake (Lerna) but things did not turn out as expected. Dionysus took too long to come back and Prosymnus died (or he drowned, according to a different account). In any case, Dionysus wished to honour the agreement. He went to Prosymnus’ grave, carved a phallus out of fig wood and performed his promise to the dead man with passionate lust while seated on his tomb.
The first sex changeThirteen-year old Iphis was tortured by her feelings for the beautiful blonde Ianthe. Her mother had raised Iphis as a boy. The reason was her husband’s wish for a son and his threat to kill the child if it was a girl. Now that a wedding was imminent, Iphis was terrified at the notion of a union with no groom but with too many brides. Her mother tried to delay the inevitable through pretended illnesses and inauspicious dreams. The day before the marriage ceremony, she called upon Isis for help. The goddess’ temple shook and Iphis became a boy! Endowed with darker skin, shorter hair, and sharper features, Iphis wed his beloved right on time.
The bearCallisto was a nymph and a faithful follower of Artemis, the goddess of hunting. She had taken a vow of chastity but one day, as she was resting in the woods, hot and tired from the hunt, she saw Artemis approaching. The two women started kissing but suddenly Callisto realised that her companion was not Artemis but Zeus, who was disguised in order to seduce the chaste nymph. She tried to push him away but he raped her and left her pregnant. When Artemis discovered that her follower was with child, she was furious at her disloyalty and turned her into a bear. Her arms began to bristle with coarse black hair, her hands turned into feet with crooked claws and her face acquired wide gaping jaws.
The team behind the stories at Clio Muse consists of a dedicated long-haired art conservator, an inquisitive bespectacled historian, a passionate feminist curator, and a gifted graphic designer with a permanent tan.
|Starting point||Jackie O’ Beach Club & Restaurant, Mykonos|
|Finishing point||Kalafati Beach, Mikonos, Mykonos|
|Areas||Agrari, Jackie O’, Elia, Kalafatis, Fokos|
Why take a self-guided tour?
This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.
You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.
After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.