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Glyfada Beach, Glyfada

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#2 of 12 in Beaches in Attica
Let the saltwater breeze blow through your hair at Glyfada Beach, located just a short drive from Athens. Lapped by shallow and refreshing water, the beach remains one of the cleanest swimming spots in the area. Rent a beach umbrella and spend the day relaxing by the water, and leave some time to explore the nearby cafes, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. To visit Glyfada Beach on your holiday in Athens, and find out what else Athens has to offer, use our Athens day trip planner .
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  • We were a 5 minute walk from this beach which was perfect. The sea is beautiful, warm and the waves not too extreme. You can have a relaxing swim and a snorkel. Snorkelling is almost a must. The varie...  more »
  • Plenty of parking, Close to the main shops.Doesn't get overly crowded. Change hut and showers are excellent. Try and get one of the plenty umbrellas set up by the council. This beach has improved over...  more »
  • Good free beach. With changing cabins, showers and a lifeguard. And umbrellas. Left over sand.
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