The beautiful sandy beach of Glyfada is found between the beaches of Kastraki and Alyko approximately 15 kilometres from Naxos Town. The beach is surrounded by big sand dunes on which tall cedar trees have grown over the years. Oskelos hill is right behind, giving amazing views of the entire bay. At Glyfada beach you will find few accommodation units (hotels, studios and rooms to rent), so book early should you wish to stay there. Next to the beach and in the greater area one can find some excellent taverns serving mostly local food.
A vehicle is needed to get there so rental is a good option unless you have your own vehicle. Access to the beach is gained by asphalt road all the way and the suggested route is from Naxos Town down the south coastline road.
If it is peace and quiet you seek then this is the ideal beach for those who seek just those qualities and since this is not an organised beach there are no umbrellas or sun-beds available for rent so bring your own if you don’t want to rough it with a plain beach towel.
The nearest beaches are those of Pyrgaki beach, Kastraki Beach and Alyko beach.
|Distance from Naxos town||Approximately 15 km.|
|Beach amenities||No umbrellas or sun beds available for rent.|
|Safety||No Life Guard or First aid.|
|Suitable for||All ages, families with young children. Accessible for people with mobility challenges.|
|Access||Access by car or motorbike or taxi.|
|Road condition||Asphalt road all the way.|
|Parking||Parking is available in the area.|
|Nearest beaches||Kastraki Beach, Alyko Beach, Pyrgaki Beach|
|Some excellent taverns nearby|
|Few rooms and studios to rent|
|Vehicle is needed|