Things to do in Glyfada

Glyfada is an up-scale and vibrant seaside neighborhood and holiday resort on the Athenian Riviera, just a 15-minute drive from Scale Suites. Stretching from the foot of Mount Hymettus to the Saronic Gulf, it is the largest of Athens’s southern suburbs. Glyfada, along with nearby Athenian Riviera destinations such as Voula and Vouliagmeni, form the Greek version of California.

Visitors can combine relaxation, entertainment, shopping and an energetic nightlife. Most major attractions are within short walking distance from Glyfada Square. Taking a walk along the sea front, visitors can admire hundreds of luxury yachts moored in the marina, or enjoy lunch or dinner by the seaside restaurants. Also, many luxury hotels along the seaside offer excellent spa and gym facilities.

Surrounded by the sparkling blue sea, some of the best sandy beaches in Attica are found in Glyfada, ideal for tanning, swimming, beach volleyball and watersports. An affordable option is Glyfada Beach, a public beach, which is actually two beaches separated by a headland with a nightclub and restaurant. If you prefer something more upscale and private, Balux Pool Seaside, offers the choice to swim in the sea as well as a state-of-the-art swimming pool, surrounded by palm trees, with nice food and drinks.If you prefer excursions to less central beaches in the nearby areas of Voula, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and all the way down the coast towards Sounio, Glyfada is a great starting point. If you are you looking for the ultimate luxury experience, Astir Beach in Vouliagmeni is worth visiting.

After the beach, visitors can spend quality time in the energetic downtown Glyfada Square enjoying a plethora of upscale shops, boutiques, cafes, eateries and bars. Glyfada Square features a wide range of high-end shops and designer boutiques, combining open-air retail with more traditional enclosed shopping malls, just moments away from the sea. Rest assured, you will find most Greek and international designer clothes and brands.

However, Glyfada Square is not just about shopping. It’s also a hotspot for food and drinks, from brunch and coffee to elegant dining and clubbing. Popular restaurants, taverns, cafes, bars, nightclubs and bouzouki houses are spread all over town, creating a beautiful and vibrant atmosphere. Cuisine for all tastes can be found at Glyfada. Famous and popular steakhouses, burger joints, healthy smoothies and shakes, delicious loukoumades and chocolate covered buns are only a few of the main culinary attractions. Well known for the vibrant nightlife, Glyfada offers a wide range of bars, clubs and bars to choose from.

Taking a break from shipping, the list of options never ends. One can visit the Saint Constantine and Helen church, completed in 1934, or the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre, a great favourite and highly recommended for those who want to visit a rehab facility for sick sea turtles offering visitor tours, volunteer jobs & adoption programs. Glyfada Golf Course is the oldest golf course in Greece and the only one in Attica, which attracts many visitors who appreciate the excellent location. The 18-hole course covers about 530 acres, right near the sea and the green, provides a pleasant break.

Glyfada certainly combines the best of city-living with all the coast has to offer, with lovely beaches, elegant restaurants, vibrant cafes and rows and rows of high-end stores.

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