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Glyfada

Glyfada Holidays

Glyfada has one of the most stunning sandy beaches anywhere in Corfu. With easy access to the famous Corfu Trail, dozens of traditional Greek tavernas and bars, and one of the most remarkable sunsets, Glyfada is not one to miss. The resort welcomes travellers, but it has never given in to tourist traps so cheap Corfu holidays here retain the relaxed local atmosphere and authentic culture.

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The best beach around

Glyfada beach is famous in Corfu. Both natives and visitors flock to its shores to enjoy its clean golden sands and shallow waters, which are so clear you can see the little fish dart between your feet. It has, of course, been awarded Blue Flag status, which is a major plus for families looking for a safe and secure place to enjoy their holidays.

The sandy strip is long enough that it never feels overly crowded, despite the large number of sun loungers and parasols. In addition to these, there are water sports opportunities, including kayak hire, glass-bottom boat trips and water-skiing. A long line of tavernas, bars and shops line the seafront so you'll never be too far away from a bite to eat or a refreshing cold drink.

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Corfu Town is just down the road

The vibrant capital of Corfu is no more than 16 kilometres from Glyfada's sandy shores. In Corfu Town, you'll have the world at your fingertips. Climb to the top of the Old Fortress, which has withstood three Ottoman Empire sieges. From here you'll notice the winding streets below you are full of bustling markets, with traders selling everything from olive wood to ouzo, sandals to sardines.

If you're looking for more than a traditional taverna, Corfu Town has you covered there too. International restaurants can be found all over its modernised commercial district, punctuated only by designer-label stores and lively buskers.

Because Glyfada is so popular, it has one of the best public transport connections of anywhere on the island. From your home on the beach you'll be able to get in and out of Corfu Town, and many other great places on the island, with very little hassle.

Take a walk along the magnificent Corfu Trail

Spanning the entire length of the island, the Corfu Trail is 220 kilometres of scenic walks, wildlife and photo opportunities. If you're a keen trekker, you'll find this the perfect day out.

The Corfu Trail has countless places to visit along its winding paths. Lake Korission and its nearby sand-dunes and juniper trees are a must see. Not to mention the Agii Deka mountain, which has one of the most impressive views on the whole island. If you're looking to see more in a shorter space of time, hire a bicycle and visit traditional villages, lively resorts and ancient ruins all in one day. There's also the possibility of going on horseback.

If you're a history lover, check out Taxiarchis chapel or the Monastery of Arkoudillas, for frescos and ruins galore. There's no better way to see the island on your holidays to Corfu than on the Corfu Trail, and it runs right past your holiday home of Glyfada.

Join the party at Agiotfest

If you're coming to Corfu towards the end of August, you'll be able to join in on all the fun, music and celebration that goes on at the island's most famous festival. Agiotfest brings people together to drink, dance and let themselves go – and you're invited.

It has become known for showcasing the best upcoming bands from Greece and further afield, and yet ticket prices have remained modest so everyone can join in with the festivities.