This little Aegean island became famous in the 1960s for the tolerance and vibrant nightlife it offered to gay men and women. Despite competition from party islands such as Ibiza, it still attracts hordes of gay tourists who enjoy the queer camaraderie of its clubs and beaches. The island is named after Mykons, the grandson of Apollo, and the nearby island of Delos, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, is one of its main attractions. Homosexuality was legalised in Greece in 1951 and male prostitution became legal in 2006. But the fact that the roots of homosexual history are usually traced back to ancient Greece is surely part of what draws gay people to Mykonos.