Glyfada on the south coast of Attica, is well known for the vibrant atmosphere, the lively entertainment, the interesting shopping and of course the beach. Two marinas host a number of yachts and the young crowd flocks to the water sports and other athletic activities. The population of the American Airbase located at nearby Elliniko until the early 1990s contributed in part to the neighborhood’s character and development. Glyfada can be reached conveniently from central Athens by tram.
See & Do
When visiting Glyfada dont miss the Sea Turtle Protection Society Archelon, a great favorite with kids, who love visiting the turtles who are being nursed back to health. The beach at Asteras Glyfadas is one of the most prestigious, with clear waters and golden sand. The celebrated Glyfada Course is the oldest golf course in Greece and attracts many visitors who appreciate the excellent location.
Cuisine for all tastes can be found at Glyfada. Famous and popular George's Steakhouse, Queen burger a reference point and the oldest burger house in Greece, the famous chocolate covered buns at Tasos, healthy smoothies and shakes at 4shake, delicious loukoumades at Melu are only a few of the main culinary attractions. For elegant dining Ark is an excellent choice.
Glyfada is a favorite holiday resort, with the beach very close and offers also many types of water sports. Easily reached from the center of Athens by tram, the hotel choices include Best Western Fenix Hotel, Palmyra Beach, Brasil Suites Boutique hotel, Golden Sun Hotel and Blazer Suites, popular with visitors who want to spend their holiday close to sea but not far from Athens.
High end shopping is a specialty in Glyfada, but you can also find some surprisingly affordable stores. Lelis boutique for classy and trendy fashion, Profilo Italiano for the best bargains in shoes and bags, ZerTeo for inspired jewelry, New Cult for the latest fashion in sporty clothing and accessories, Fystiki Shop for healthy delicacies are some of the best choices.