Glyfada beach

Glyfada beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the island, very popular mainly among the young people due to its many beach bars which are found on the sandy shore. Glyfada beach may be a medium-sized beach in length but it is very wide, covered with very fine, golden sand. High hills, full of olive and pine trees, which «embrace» this bay, are located at the foot of the hill Pelekas at a distance of 16 kilometers from the center of the city. The sea bed in Glyfada beach is sandy and its blue waters do not deepen abruptly, this is why it is suitable for families with small children. In Glyfada beach, which is awarded with the Blue Flag, you will find parasols and deck-chairs for hire, showers, washrooms and vestiaries. You can rent boats, canoes and pedalos while you can engage in various sea sports. There is also a beach volleyball court. Multiple restaurants and snack bars can be found on Glyfada beach. Hotels and smaller touristy lodgings can be found on the hill in all the settlement of Glyfada as well as on the beach. If you prefer more tranquility, the southern end of Glyfada beach is more isolated. You will easily reach Glyfada beach by car following the relevant signs. There is a spacious parking lot where you pay but, you can also find free space. During the summer, buses (KTEL) run frequently from the city to this much frequented beach.


  • Length (in meters): 600
  • Exposed to winds: Winds NW, Winds W
  • Soil Type: Sandy
  • Sea Type: Shallow Waters
  • Bight: No
  • Isolated: No
  • Parking: Yes
  • Disabled Access: No
  • Organised: Yes
  • Populous: Yes
  • Cafe / Restaurant: Yes
  • Showers: Yes

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