Holidays to Glyfada take you to a little laid-back village with one of the best beaches on Corfu. And Aqualand waterpark and Corfu Town are both a very easy day trip away.
Small but sorted
Glyfada, on Corfu’s west coast, is so diddy it’s barely a village. But what it lacks in nightlife and shopping, it more than makes up for with miles of golden sands and walkable countryside. Throw in a clutch of friendly tavernas, and you’ve got all you need for a real get-away-from-it-all holiday.
Blue flag beach
Glyfada’s horseshoe-shaped beach is one of the best on the island. The Blue Flag number comes with wide sands and first-rate watersports. And the photogenic surroundings – all pine-clad mountains and rugged cliffs – are a nice bonus. Meanwhile, everything’s sorted for sunloungers, lifeguards and waterfront bars and cafés.
At Glyfada, you’re well placed to strike out on the Corfu Trail – a 220-kilometre route that runs from one end of the island to the other. It takes you through a changing landscape of juniper dunes, olive groves and rugged gorges. The route is clearly marked with yellow signs, so whichever direction you’re taking it’s really easy to follow.
Day trips to Corfu Town
Less than 30 minutes and you’re at the island’s capital, Corfu Town. In the UNESCO old town, there’s a 16th-century fortress to see. There’s also the Esplanade – one of Europe’s biggest squares – and the Liston, an elegant Italian-style promenade where you can relax with a cold beer at one of the pavement cafés.
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