Glyfada Beach
Glyfada Beach
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Escape the hustle and bustle of the Greek capital at Glyfada Beach on the Athens Riviera. With a peaceful atmosphere and pristine white sand, it's the perfect spot to unwind for the day. You can also head to the neighboring marina to take a boat tour of the surroundings. The best part—this is one of the few beaches along Athens' southern coast that offers free umbrellas and showers for visitors. It's recommended to bring your own food to have a picnic as the area around the beach is mostly residential. A couple of hop-on hop-off bus itineraries service Glyfada, but you can also get here easily by riding public transport from the city. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
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FloridaNeil
Florida173 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Athens was hot so we decided to head to the beach. Took the tram to this beach and would recommend you try somewhere else. It was basically rocks and pebbles. No restaurants, no bathrooms, and poor water quality. One saving grace was they had umbrellas you could use for free. They also had a guy going around selling water and beer so we were able to make a couple hours out of it. Do some research and see if there’s a better beach before coming here
Written July 8, 2021
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Sarah Pinx
Aberdeen, UK49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Lovely beach, busy! Sun beds & parasols we saw ranged from 15-20 euros. This is a sand beach. The water is clear, and there’s the occasional fish. The water gets deep but at a reasonable pace. Most waves we have seen so far in the island!
Written June 5, 2022
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AB_US
Dallas, TX423 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
A dirty beach with lots of stones and not much sand. You can get there from Athens using public transportation (tram or buses), but, if there are any issues (strike, construction, loss of power, etc) , make sure you have the public transportation detailed map or Internet access - We could not go to it the first time we attempted due to tram constructions (we waited for the tram more than an hour since it was not really any announcement in the Syntagma Square Tram Stop), and , the second time, we almost got lost on our way to Glyfada, after the tram power lines broke (half way somewhere around Edem) and the bus we were told that goes to Glyfada did not go there. The beach is not pretty enough to worth the hassle to get to it and back.
Written May 30, 2020
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CAM
London, UK560 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
It took us around 50 minutes to get here on the tram from Syntagma Square. The journey was interesting as we got to see other neighbourhoods in Athens. The weather was unusually warm for early January & we sat on a fairly clean beach for a couple of hours before wandering into Glyfada for coffee & food. As city beaches go, it was good for a day trip.
Written January 7, 2023
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zdaati
Vienna, Austria4,554 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
I realy enjoyed this beach for the morning swim, empty and easy to enter in the sea. Nice swim, not too deep. Free shade and even shower. Was just a few minutes from the hotel. Get crowdy during the day but by end of day perfect to swim around 19 when the sun is not so hot.
Written July 22, 2022
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Lothlorienlass
Warlingham, UK359 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
One of the few free beaches in the area, free umbrella, free showers. You need wet shoes as the beach is shingle and the sea very pebbly. But that's half the fun; we enjoyed many hours of pebble balancing contests! Pretty clean beach and warm clear waters with waves. Probably not suitable for those with young children, the strength of the waves is noticeable and it gets deep quicker than in other beaches on the same stretch of coast.
Written September 13, 2022
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Diamond
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
This beach is quite good. But some greek people are racist. As an asian people they do racism to us. One of my friend wear hijab. We already keep our distance like 3 meters away from one to another. But they told us to go away. But when white people come near them. They didnt do the same thing. The should be good to tourist. We spent our money here and it help their country to develop.
Written August 9, 2020
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,952 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Even the winter is a nice getaway from the craziness of the big city. Have your coffee or mill or shopping, and at night it's full of life and has some top-notch nightclubs.
Written December 6, 2018
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Yorgoadvisor
Glyfada, Greece28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
There are several free beaches along Glyfada's long seafront!
However, it should be noted these beaches are totally open to the public without entrances, boundaries or facilities other than showers, litter bins and the occasional canteen!
Access is on the flat... No steps!
No umbrellas or sun beds available for rent.
The beaches are pebbles or shingle and are cleaned daily by a grader.
During the high Summer season there are basic Lifeguard Stations during the busy hours of the day!
It should also be noted that along the seafront of Glyfada are 4 Marinas and the beaches fall in between these Marinas.
Access to these beaches is by regular bus, tram or car and all are within easy walking distance of Glyfada centre and Glyfada's hotels.
Written November 25, 2013
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Tsimmi-O
Frankfurt, Germany267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
Glyfada is a vivid waterfront neighborghood of Athens, located 15 km in the south east of down town and Pireas. You can reach it by taxi, bus or streetcar. Streching out as a long strip along the coast it is a brilliant escape from busy traffic, noise and heat in Athens especially during peak summer months. There is always a refreshing breeze from the sea. You will find several free natural sandy beaches and some organised public beaches that offer sun beds, showers and other facitlites for a fair entrance fee. Further south (Vouliagmeni) you will find the luxurius Astir Beach Club, which offers a high class beach club of a five star hotel with full service to the public for the price of a day ticket. Glyfada's main shopping street (Aggelou Metaxa) is also worth a visit. It offers a nice walk along many brand fashion shops and the smaller side streets offer more original local shops for gifts, household, decoration etc.After shopping, enjoy your coffee on Zisimopoulou street where all the trendy bars offer a relaxing couch seat in the shade.My favourite restaurants: George's Steak house, try the meatballs, with "horta" greens and eggplant salad and fries. Faboulous! Second chioice: Vincenzo for "Spaghetti Vongole", a killer! The area of Alimos/Gyfada/Voula/Vouliagmeni also offers some great bars, coffees, restaurants and night clubs with direct beach view (Balux, Island, Kitchen Bar, Villa Mercedes). Enjoy!
Written December 2, 2014
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