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.
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.