Holidays to Glyfada are about relaxing on a super-soft sandy beach, tucking into home-cooked Greek food and wandering off the beaten track.
A cruise to Corfu is a ticket to fun, sun and delicious Greek cuisine. On a Cruise & Stay holiday in Glyfada and you can enjoy all that and more, away from the noisy urban hubbub.
A rustic seaside town
Glyfada is the kind of Cruise & Stay holiday destination that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to another realm. Though only half an hour’s drive from the island’s capital, Corfu Town, this quiet village feels worlds away. Here, a stretch of pristine sand backs onto wooded hills populated with low-slung houses and apartments. In summer, tourists mill on the beach, traverse the cool forests and lounge in the quaint tavernas. Everything moves at a delightfully slow pace.
A splendid Blue Flag beach
The crowning attraction of Glyfada is its Blue Flag beach, which is considered one of the best in the whole of Corfu. Not only is the sand golden yellow and supremely soft, the waters here are also beautifully clean, making them perfect for paddling children. Umbrellas and sunbeds are available, and there are plenty of watersport options to pursue. Wander up to a beachside taverna in the evenings, where you can sip a cold drink and watch the sun go down.
Brilliant natural beauty
A trip to this lovely little town isn’t only about the beach, though. Close by you’ll find several natural areas that you can explore on foot. Head onto the nearby Corfu Trail and you'll pass through olive groves, juniper dunes and, further north, rugged mountain terrain. This 220-kilometre-long trail runs the length of the island, so if you feel like going on a hiking adventure, bring some sturdy boots.
An escape to Corfu Town
Jump in the car and take a short drive to Corfu Town. This makes for a pleasing daytrip that allows you to stroll down narrow back streets, study Venetian fortresses, marvel at ancient churches and immerse yourself in culture at the Museum of Asian Art. Corfu Town also offers some excellent shopping and dining opportunities, and the old quarter is the ideal place to explore for a couple of hours.
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