A favourite Corfu destination

Glyfada holidays are some of the most popular in Corfu, and for good reason. This Blue Flag beach boasts a long stretch of soft golden sand and the turquoise sea is beloved by families, as it remains shallow for a long way out. As you swim in the water, the scene is framed by the olive groves and pine trees that cover the hills that back onto the beach. A well-organised resort town, Glyfada has beach umbrellas and chairs for rent, several beach bars and tavernas for when you’re feeling peckish and a water-sports centre.

Thanks to its plentiful tourist facilities, holidays to Glyfada attract a range of people, from families and older couples to young groups of friends. If you want a change of scene and to get away from the busy area of beach for a more peaceful afternoon, head to the southern end of the sands and snooze in tranquility under the bright Mediterranean sun.

Your Glyfada questions, answered

You can rent sea kayaks, boats, jet skis and pedalos on the beach, and there are other water-based activities, too. Also, one of the beach bars has a swimming pool.

Glyfada is one of the few beaches in Corfu that has plenty of wooden boardwalks, making it easier for wheelchair users, or people pushing strollers, to get around the beach.

Glyfada holidays are great for families, who won’t have to worry about suddenly encountering deep water in the sea, and for anyone who wants a lively atmosphere with plenty of beach bars.

Best things to do in Glyfada

Dance the night away

Glyfada is well known for its string of beach bars that hug the coastline. They come alive as the sun goes down – you’ll find crowds dancing in bare feet to the DJs’ tunes.

Take a jump

Just off the coast of Glyfada, you’ll see several rocks that are swimmable from the beach. A popular pastime with locals and tourists is to climb them and leap off into the sea.

Play some volleyball

Glyfada is one of the few beaches on Corfu that has a proper beach volleyball set-up. You can play pick-up games and make some new friends.