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Corfu Travel Guide > Resorts Guide : Glyfada Corfu

Glyfada Corfu

Back to Top of PageGlyfada

If you are looking for a stunning sandy beach - probably the finest the island has to offer - then Glyfada should be on your list. There are several bars and tavernas around Glyfada beach as well as the usual hotels and a few apartments.

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As with all Greek names, there are various translations of the name into English! I have spelling variations of Glifada and Gliffatha on some road maps. The signposts though say 'Glyfada'.

Back to Top of PageWho is the Resort for

Those looking for a sandy beach, bucket and spade holiday. Of note, during August the resort does become very crowded with Italians.

Back to Top of PageThe Glyfada Beach


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Type
Soft, golden sand.
Sunbeds
Yes. Included, is a small drinks table (with waiter service from the nearby tavernas), a rubbish bin and ashtray.

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Facilities
Showers, toilets, changing rooms and a first aid center.
Child Suitability
Soft sand - no nearby road to worry about. The waves at times can become quite large though creating a strong current. Children should be supervised at all times (as with all beaches). There is a flag system operating and life guards patrolling in high season.
Accessibility
There is parking close to the beach - not sure if it is sufficient during peak times though. During the summer there is a small charge - for May and October it is free. From the parking areas are board walks to the sun bed areas.
Cleanliness and Urchins
The cleanest beach I have seen on Corfu. There are no Urchins.

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These rocks - swim able from the beach are popular for 'jumping'. Several travel shows and commercials have featured them. The highest point to dive or jump from is over 40 feet high.

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Miriotissa is a small bay to the north. There is a small monastery there and a quiet nudist beach!

Back to Top of PageHow to get to Glyfada


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Glyfada is well signposted on the main Corfu town to Paleokastritsas road. This road runs through the roper valley which has contrasting scenery to the rest of Corfu - hardly an olive tree in sight!

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If you are driving from the North East Corfu coast, then opposite Gouvia on the map, head for the small village of 'Temploni'. From there, follow the sign posts.
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Back to Top of PageTavernas in Glyfada


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There are several tavernas located along the beach of Glyfada.

Back to Top of PageBars and Nightclubs in Glyfada


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There are several bars along the beach of Glyfada.
The 'Aloha' bar is one of Corfu's trendy and is lively day and night - except early morning when I was there!

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All the usual, including jet ski.


Boat Rental
There is the possibility to rent boats at Glyfada beach.

Back to Top of PageShopping at Glyfada

There are not a lot of shopping possibilities at Glyfada. A couple of gift shops are located right next to the beach.


Supermarkets
There are two small supermarkets just off the beach of Glyfada.

Back to Top of PageAccommodation at Glyfada

There are two large hotels and some smart looking apartments very close to the beach.

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Exchange/Money
There is the possibility to exchange money and to cash traveller's cheques at the Glyfada Beach Hotel
Public Swimming Pools at Glyfada
There is a public swimming pool at one of the beach bars.
Telephone and Post Box
There are card phones towards the parking. There are post boxes close to the shops. You also can post your mail at the nearby hotel.

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Children's Facilities
There is a public beach volley court as well as a public tennis court.
Disabled Facilities
Nothing of note, but the beach board walks are quite extensive - making walking up and down the beach easier.
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Topic Topic: There Is More To Corfu Than Kassiopi
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Hi have been going to Corfu since 1991 and would like to say there is more to Corfu than Kassiopi. Yes lovely place but every time log on that is all that is mentioned, there are many of nice places to stay and would be nice to hear them mentioned. Have been to Ipsos, San Stef, Paleo, Glyfada, St George, Sidari, Roda, Ropa valley, Corfu town and yes even Kavos and many more.

Sedgi
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You only have to check this page out to find more than Kassiopi.

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Posted: 14 Feb 2014 at 11:05pm
Hi have been going to Corfu since 1991 and would like to say there is more to Corfu than Kassiopi. Yes lovely place but every time log on that is all that is mentioned, there are many of nice places to stay and would be nice to hear them mentioned. Have been to Ipsos, San Stef, Paleo, Glyfada, St George, Sidari, Roda, Ropa valley, Corfu town and yes even Kavos and many more.

Sedgi
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Pelekas village lies on the west coast of Corfu some 15 kilometers west of Corfu town and the airport.
Taxi to the village is currently 25 euros or you can catch the number 11 bus from San Rocco Square for 2 euros.

It is not exactly known when the village was founded, although the name Pelekas can be found in the historical archives of Corfu as far back as the 16th century and in church records dating from the 17th century.
It is also unknown where the name Pelekas comes from, although one suggestion is that it derives from the word "pelekis" which was a type of ancient axe, used by the villagers for cutting wood or carving stone.

In the lower part of the village is the Theotokos Odigitria church where the service takes place for the yearly panayiri or festival on 23rd August. This swells the local population from around 500 to over 1,000 in the main plateia or Square.

In the upper part of the village is the Saint Nikolaos church and a 15 minute walk uphill will bring you to the Kaisers Throne viewpoint and a third church called Thetokos Evangelistria. Two further churches fall in to the Pelekas area and they are Saint Anargyri and Saint Onoufrios. All these churches date from around 1750.

There are many tavernas and cafe bars in Pelekas which is unusual for a village inland.

This is a legacy from the late 70's and 80's as scandanavians and europeans alike took advantage of cheap student bus and railway tickets to visit Corfu.

As Pelekas beach, known locally as Kontagialos became the backpackers daytime paradise, the village 20 minutes uphill became the centre for their nightlife.
Hundreds of young backpackers crammed the streets, the local people embraced them and duly supplied them food and drink by opening more tavernas and bars, many of them still surviving today.

The Pelekas Cultural Society promotes cultural awareness, maintains local traditions and organises festivals, as well as running choirs and dance groups.

There is also a costume museum on the main road up to the village which houses a private collection of traditional Greek dress dating from the 19th century.

Now Pelekas is back to a traditional village where life ambles along at a slow pace. In the summer months there is a free bus service that will take you from the village down to the beaches of Pelekas and Glyfada.

All the traffic have to give way as the bus to Corfu Town does a multi point turn around in the square. Cats walk in the road as tourists come through on their way to Glyfada and Mirtiotissa beaches. Cars slow down to let Spiros from the souvlaki grill room cross the road to serve his customers.

So, next time you are in Corfu, take a trip to Kaisers Throne, have some lunch in the village square and then head down to the beach for a well deserved swim. Sunbathe on the sandy beach and watch the dramatic sunset over the sea.


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Topic Topic: Which Is Best Kouloura Or Glyfada Beach?
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Posted: 10 Jul 2012 at 10:25pm
Hi Rocco, I must agree with the majority, taking into account the ages of your children. Glyfada does have a beautiful beach with strong waves so you would have to keep an eye on the children at all times. There are also several tavernas serving various types of food, from Greek to pizza n chips if you so desire.
 
On the other hand Kalami/Kouloura is more laid back, each has a smaller shingle beach but has everything you would desire for a day visit. I think the children would have a great time exploring and you would have a more relaxing time knowing they were safe at the waters edge.
 
Which ever you chooses, enjoy!
 
Annie

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lily's gran

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Posted: 05 Jul 2012 at 6:46am
Don't tell him indoors about the nubile young things in Glyfada or I'll never get him back to Kalami!!
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Posted: 05 Jul 2012 at 1:35am
We stayed in Glyfada in May this year, and really enjoyed the place. A little isolated however the beach is amazing, supposed to be one of the best in Corfu. Waves were even big enough for surfing. Back to A and A this September though for two weeks.
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Posted: 02 Jul 2012 at 9:48pm
We visited Glyfada once.  It seemed to be full of nubile young things barely wearing brief bathing attire.  Perhaps we were just unlucky!
 
On the other hand, this year we'll be having our 11th holiday in Kalami.
 
Deedee Big smile

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SusieH

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Posted: 01 Jul 2012 at 7:53pm
You might be right, Kouloura might well fit the bill. There is also very little traffic, not much parking LOL sometimes you have to really squeeze in somewhere

I would say Glyfada is not for you bearing in mind what your kids like doing

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lily's gran

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Posted: 30 Jun 2012 at 7:08pm
Kalami/Koulura every time...Glyfada is nice but the drive up north has some lovely views
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Posted: 30 Jun 2012 at 4:44pm
Glyfada is certainly a beautiful beach; very sandy.  However, with such limited time I would head for Kalami and Kouloura.  Easier to get to than Glyfada and a beautiful drive on the coast road to boot.
Sue

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Posted: 30 Jun 2012 at 3:38am
The drive to Kouloura would take 45 minutes to an hour if you do not get stuck behind a slow lorry.  I do not know Glyfada beach however I wholeheartedly recommend Kalami/Kouloura.  Lovely settings with clean beaches and fine tavernas for lunch/dinner.
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Posted: 30 Jun 2012 at 3:24am
I was hoping for some assistance.  My wife and 3 children, ages 10, 8 and 6, are coming to Corfu for one day, we are on a cruise.  I have 2 questions:
Which beach is best, considering I have only 1 day, Kouloura or Glyfada?  Everything I read seems to point to Kouloura/Kalami but I was curious what all of you thought.
How far of a drive is it from New Port Corfu, where we dock, to Kouloura?  

Thank you in advance for the assistance and any helpful hints you have would be great. 

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