Athens Greece is one of the most famous cities in the world. It’s also extremely large. Once you’ve had your fun of the hustle and bustle of the downtown area, the Acropolis, and Pantheon, you’ll be ready to settle down and get an authentic taste of Greek life. Glyfada is one of the capital city’s suburbs and stretches from the foothills of the Hymettus Mountains until the Saronic Gulf. Referred to as the “Hellenic Hamptons,” this charming area blends the fun of a beach resort with scenic wildlife and a good taste of food and fun making it a true vacation paradise.
Welcome to Athen’s Hippest Neighborhood. Glyfada is widely considered the coolest neighborhood in Athens. Although we don’t usually consider suburbs on the top of the list, Glyfada tops the charts as great destination becomes its combines the cosmopolitan flair of Athens with the colorful seasides neighborhoods and streets by the sea. It’s a great place to wander around and sample local specialty dishes like the cheese-based dessert Saganaki and fava.
It’s All About Enjoying the Ocean. In the summer months, the main reason people have to Glyfada is that it's incredible beach access. One of the local favorites is the Balux Pool Seaside. Here you choose to enjoy swimming in ocean or dip in the pool surrounding by some charming, delicious restaurants. This is a great introduction to the beach and aquatic culture in Greece.
Get Ready for An Adventure. Once you’ve had a taste of the beach area around Glyfada, it’s time to venture out and charter a course for some of the incredible and lesser-known beaches o of the area. With your own boat, you can easily make it out to some the incredible beaches in surrounding areas like Voula, Varkiza and even journey all the way down the coast to the village of Sounio. At the top of our list is the amazingly clean, refreshing and deep waters of Kape in Sounio. It’s such a peaceful escape from it all. Or you can head just a touch inland and enjoy Vouliagmeni Lake a mixture of fresh and saltwater that provides warmer water than the sea making it great for early in the season.
Experience Athens in the Best Way Possible. Glyfada is a true aquatic lover’s paradise. It’s the perfect place to enjoy Athens the way the locals do along with catching some amazingly unique places such as the famed turtle refuge. Whether you are looking for beautiful scenery, great beaches or just a nice place to nap on the beach, there’s no better place to go than Glyfada.