Glyfada beach: Glyfada beach is a beautiful long sandy beach located between Kastraki and Aliko. It is among the longest beaches on the island and, since most visitors prefer Aliko, it never gets crowded.
The sand dunes, the cedar forest on its southern part, as well as a pond just behind make the beach stand out.
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Naxos is a windy island, so when the wind blows from the North, Glyfada is quite exposed. That is why the beach attracts windsurfers and kitesurfers, with a kitesurfing club available. Regarding swimming, the beach is ideal for that activity when there is not much wind.
The beach is a perfect option for those hankering for some privacy, too.
The best place is where Faros Hotel and Restaurant is situated. There lies a parking lot, and you can walk to the beach from there.
The area proposes some hotels and accommodations near and above the main road. There are also a couple of restaurants and taverns.
There are many different ways to get to Glyfada from any location on the island. Airport to Glyfada: 14.6 km / 9.1 miles | Port to Glyfada: 16.5 km / 10.3 miles | Chora to Glyfada: 15.8 km / 9.8 miles
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 22850 25835, 0030 22850 24829, or booking your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere's the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Glyfada and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the port of Naxos. There are several buses from Chora to Glyfada during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. From Naxos airport to Glyfada: Note that there is no bus station at the airport and the best option is to book a car or a transfer. If you still want to use the public bus, after exiting the airport buildings, follow the road to the left. The closest bus stop (Naxos Camp) is located 700 meters away. From Naxos Camp, visitors can take the bus route Plaka - Agia Anna > Chora (approximately every 30 minutes during summer) to Naxos central station. From there, visitors should board a bus. Line 3 reaches Glyfada. From Naxos port to Glyfada: The bus station is located at the port of Naxos. From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry should take a bus. Line 3 reaches Glyfada. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.