Corfu Glyfada beach

Information about Glyfada beach

Glyfada Corfu: One of the most popular beaches of the island, Glyfada is located 15.5 km west of Corfu Town. It is awarded with the Blue Flag for its crystal clear waters while the large surface of soft sand is surrounded by trees-covered cliffs and imposing rocky formations.

The beach offers a wide variety of beach facilities like sunbeds and umbrellas, water sports facilities, shops and taverns. Glyfada attracts mostly young crowds and it is usually noisy. Glyfada is one of the best examples of the island's sandy beaches.

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How to get to Glyfada beach

There are many different ways to get to Glyfada from any location on the island.
Airport to Glyfada: 15 km / 9.3 miles | New Port to Glyfada: 16.5 km / 10.2 miles | Corfu Town to Glyfada: 15.5 km / 9.6 miles

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Corfu transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 26610 39911, 0030 694 5452 338, 0030 697 3372 289 or book your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Corfu with as little as 12 euros per day and pick 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 in Corfu at their own pace.

By Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at Corfu Town. There are several buses from Corfu Town to Glyfada during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

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Reviews of Glyfada, Corfu

4/5.0
3 Reviews
Guest 2008-06
Just like Baywatch
When I first saw Glyfada beach from the slopes of a hill, I thought "This is Baywatch". It was an amazing extremely long and sandy beach but there was no need for a lifeguard, because the water was not deep at all. I mostly loved the beach bar and the refreshing coctails it made. When you go, say to Spyros the barman to make you a Malibu pineapple coctail. It is the best drink ever!!
Guest 2010-07
Bit secluded after sunset
Glyfada beach guarantees amazing family holidays. I took my wife, son and daughter to a lovely Greek beach vacation this summer. We had been planning about it for over a year and I wanted to make sure that no mistake was made. We chose to stay in self catering apartment for a week near Glyfada beach. The two bedroom apartment was basic, but it had a balcony with amazing view of the sea. We had to walk for ten minutes to get to the beach. The days at the beach were great for swimming and my kids enjoyed a lot. I played water ski while my wife rented sea bicycle. Adrenaline pumping water sports are always our favorite. We cooked our breakfast everyday and had lunch and dinner in different taverns. Mostly, price was reasonable. Many bars were filled with English tourists. We did take some day trip to close regions, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The only bad thing is that the road to Glyfada is so narrow and windy and that the place gets pretty secluded after sunset. Next to Glyfada, there is another wonderful beach Myrtiotissa, partly nudist.
Guest 2010-09
Fun but crowded
A gorgeous beach with soft sand and crystal water. It has a fun atmosphere and some beach bars with refreshing cocktails. Bad thing: it gets very crowded in high season. The bay next to Glyfada is Myrtiotissa beach, a partly nudist spot. The road to Glyfada is very narrow but through lush greenery.

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