We had an afternoon and evening between flights at Athens airport , had already seen high points of Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and Archeological Museum, and were not keen to get into swarm of tourists in Plaka. Sofitel hotel at airport concierge recommended Glyfada. So we took city bus 96X to Glfada for something close to do. Boy, this was a disappointment. The beaches are terrible there- sad. If you have been to US beaches, and the white, clean sands of Florida, this would make you cry. We saw a few people in Oct still swimming, lying on narrow rather small, rocky beach, with litter strewn around. The swimming area was right next to small yacht harbor. It was very quiet almost November 1st and a weekday, but the water just could not have been very clean right by the boats. Apartments look out on busy street. We went in few stores, but nothing much. There is a Byzantine Church that is very beautiful. And found one over-priced restaurant on beach- that was quiet, and nice for lunch, and sitting on terrace to enjoy the water scene. Maybe we missed what else was there, but we didn't see much. we took bus back to airport. Could not find much else there to see or do. It is about 30 min by bus from airport.
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