This coastal suburb of southern Athens fascinates people thanks to its beautiful coastline and its permanent summer vibe, its luxury boutiques and endless shopping and recreational options.
Cosmopolitan Glyfada is one of the capital's most prestigious areas and is located just 14 km from the centre of the city. It emmits summer vibes the whole year round, offering the visitor a beautiful landscape featuring sea, sand, expensive cars, luxury shopping and a myriad of food and nightlife options.
Glyfada is divided by Vouliagmenis Avenue into Ano and Kato Glyfada and streets like Zisimopoulou, Metaxa, Kyprou, Lambraki, the up and coming Laodikis and of course Poseidonos Avenue (known as the Coastal Road) draw your attention with their glamorous beach clubs and modern music venues.
Glyfada in antiquity was known as Exoni, due to the large quantity of red mullet in the nearby sea. Glyfada owes its current name to the brackish water of the surrounding wells. The old International Airport at Elliniko and the American Military Base of Elliniko are the main historical reasons for development and progress in the area.
Apart from its marina along the Coastline and the beaches, here you'll find Athens' only Golf Club (and the first among the six all over Greece). Glyfada is the ideal starting point of your exploration of the Athenian Riviera.