Glorious Glyfada – Corfu

 

Transfer Time – 30 – 45 minutes

Best For – Beach lovers looking to kick back and soak up the sun. Not really suitable for disabled or wheelchair bound due to the hilly location.

Glyfada is a quaint little village situated on the west coast of Corfu, surrounded by lush green, tree lined mountains, this is a truly spectacular resort for those wanting to experience stunning views, and probably the best beaches in Greece. Perfect destination for couples wanting a romantic break away from the hustle and bustle of other major resorts.

The beaches here in Glyfada are definitely some of the best in Corfu, with a huge expanse of lush golden sand, gently shelving into crystal clear blue waters of the Mediterranean. The beach is sheltered by a beautiful mountain backdrop, creating a stunning location. The shallow waters are perfect for water sports enthusiasts and there is a a fantastic water sports centre in Glyfada offering many choices, jet skiing, water skiing, para gliding and many more. Although a popular choice for people from other areas to visit this wonderful beach, it is large enough not to feel crowded and the sunbeds are available for hire too.

There is a great selection of bars, cafés and snack bars lining this beautiful beach front and the village centre also has a nice choice of bars and cocktail bars, perfect for a more laid back evening. There is a good selection of restaurants and a few traditional Greek tavernas offering Greek dancing, good food and optional plate smashing!!

Should you feel the need to leave this little bit of heaven, you are in a great position to explore this beautiful island, There is a golf course nearby, boat trips, diving and Aqua parks all with in a short drive of Glyfada. Everyone should visit Paleokastitsa if you are situated on the West Coast, one of Corfu’s most stunning resorts. Corfu Town is another popular area for a day trip, offering boat trips to Mouse Island, Historical sights, Byzantine churches and monasteries, shops, markets and a wonderful marina to name but a few.

Hiring a car is the easiest way to get around this wonderful destination, however there are tour companies based in most resorts will arrange organized trips and excursions.

Joanna Baker

About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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