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“They’ll only ask you afterwards, and you can pay them if you want to.”The abandoned Hellinikon Olympic complex and airport, where Abdullah resides, shelter more than 4,000 people.
In the main airport terminal, lit signs for the boarding gates and baggage claims are on, but the entire floor now contains nothing but tents from one end to the other.
A week after he moved in, some friends took him along with them to the Pedion tou Areos, Athens’ main public park. “They told me, ‘We have sex with these guys, and they pay us.’”In his birth country Iran, he had slept with both young women and men, he said, but never with “old men.”“I got angry,” he said.
“I had just arrived, and I had to do this just to get some money.”But he stayed in the park for several hours, and after being approached by various men, he had sex with one of them in a wooded area off the main pavilion, for 20 euros (a little over ).“I didn’t have any money,” Abdullah said. You can sell drugs, sell sex or work for smugglers to find customers. I didn’t even have 20 cents.”Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers live in Athens, hardly any of whom actually want to stay there.
One young guy, Hassan, sat with his friend against the wall, looking glum. He’d been in Greece two months after coming from Iran. “A lot of Greek gay guys have no idea this is going on,” Zak Kostopoulos, a writer and activist, said of the Sami’s scene.
“You’ll never see the same person in both those places — Sami’s and a mainstream place.
But as Anthee Carassava reports, few are prepared to abandon the dream of reaching their destination.
The bus stop on the west end of Pedion tou Areos, a sprawling park in the heart of the Greek capital, usually serves locals and tourists bound for the beach.
The standard price for sex was about 10 euros, but a guide and translator who described himself as an occasional customer at the park, said that if you are willing to negotiate, and wait, you could pay as little as 2 euros.“Some of the boys are ashamed to ask for money,” he added.In Greece, sex work is legal only in registered brothels. Years of economic hard times have lured more women into prostitution. The male sex trade, on the other hand, is little reported, but it appears to be rising as Greece struggles with its economic and refugee crises.In past years, many of Athens’ male sex workers were from countries like Albania, Bulgaria, Romania and sometimes members of the Roma community.On a recent Saturday night, the small club was packed with young Iranians and older Greeks. Shirtless guys danced on the bar, while groups of older men settled in at booths with liquor bottles and buckets of ice. Within a few minutes, with one of the dancers acting as translator and negotiator, they settled on a price of 30 euros and left.
Young men mingled with them or stood around, waiting. Despite everyday transactions like these, immigrant life in Athens is so separate from Greek life that some local residents say they're entirely unaware of venues like that.
“We had only one hope, that the border was open, and now it’s closed. I don’t know what to do.”No one else seems to know either.