Glyfada Beach Corfu: Blue Flag, golden sand, cosmopolitan life... What more?

Updated: Feb 3

Glyfada Beach is, with no doubt, one of the most popular resorts in Corfu. Located on the centre-west coast between Pelekas and Ermones, it's very easy to reach and has room enough for hundreds of bathers. Locals adore this place, and visitors cannot skip spending at least one day in this beautiful spot, awarded with the Blue Flag for the cleanliness of its waters and the beauty of its surroundings, beautiful hills and cliffs covered with olive trees forests and flowers all around.

Glyfada Beach is also one of the safest places on the whole island, and bathers of all ages can enjoy a dip in shallow crystal clear waters with no hassle. See all the things that Glyfada Beach has to offer.

Glyfada Beach Corfu, safe beach easy to reach, wheelchair accesible beach
Glyfada Beach in Corfu: golden sand, blue sea, and plenty of things to do!. @vivecorfu

How to go to Glyfada Beach

Getting to Glyfada is easy, either if you're driving or if you prefer using the public bus. The road is a piece of cake if we compare it with the rest of the island's network. It's very well signposted and all you have to do is follow the signs leading to Pelekas and/or Glyfada, less than 20 kilometres far from Corfu Town.

If you prefer to be driven privately, book a private transfer and avoid parking or using public transportation. Get your best quote here.

Driving to Glyfada Beach

Glyfada Beach landscape while paragliding
Glyfada Beach seen from above. Courtesy of @cfuparagliding

Coming from the north area, go south toward Corfu Town and turn right at Temploni crossroad traffic lights (Diellas green supermarket). You will then go through a beautiful area full of olive trees and fields, and even a forest with a narrow bridge (be careful here, it's actually narrow and you should watch for vehicles coming before crossing). Once you reach Agios Ioannis and Aqualand Water Park, continue to drive right and take the small detour to your left after Kokkini. Only 4 kilometres more, and you will be there!

From the south or Corfu Town, take the road to Pelekas right after the airport, continue to drive after Kokkini, and do the same.

Parking in Glyfada Beach

There's public parking at the main access of the seashore. If you are an early bird you will find a place for three or four euros for the whole day; otherwise, it's better if you just park your vehicle on the road nearby.

Another option is using the private parking of one of the taverns. They're reserved for their customers, so if you book a table for later or have a drink there they will let you will park for free. In my opinion, it's worth it.

Glyfada beach Corfu, nature and golden sand
Glyfada Beach early in the morning: it's all yours! @vivecorfu

Bus to Glyfada Beach

The Green Buses operate regularly during the whole summer season. On weekdays, six times per day Corfu-Glyfada and twice for the return. On weekends there are two rides per route, and this schedule remains from April until October.

Departures are from KTEL in Corfu Town, the ticket price is 2,20 euro per way (2021 prices) and the trip takes 45 minutes. The tickets can be purchased onboard and children under 6 travel for free.

The bus will drop you off at the main road bus stop, 250 meters from the beach. On the way back, take into account that this will be an uphill walk under the summer sun. ;)