The Top 7 Things To Do In Glyfada, Athens

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Ethel Dilouambaka

Glyfada, the seaside district of Athens, has a plethora of things to do, but not all of them involve being in the water. So whether you want to take a break from the heat downtown or explore ancient history, know that Glyfada has various activities to see and experience.

1. Why Yes, Go To The Beach!


Why Yes, Go To The Beach!

One of the main reasons why locals and tourists flock to Glyfada and the other cities of the Athens Riviera is for the beaches. One of the best in the area is the beach at Asteras Glyfada. This beach resort complex features various venues, such as The House Project – Balux Cafe – a beach house where you can relax, eat, and enjoy the clear waters – and Ark, the new kid on the block. Open all day, Ark is a multifaceted space, functioning as a café, restaurant, and bar where you can try some of the best cocktails and delicious cuisine.

Asteras Beach, Poseidonos Avenue 58, Athens, Greece, +30 210 89 41 620

2. Treat Yourself To A Boat Tour

Treat Yourself To A Boat Tour

Why not take advantage of the Athens Riviera from the sea? Summersunsailing offers different options to sail across the Sardonic Gulf and along the Greek islands. Owner Thanos introduces you to sailing, fishing, diving, and snorkeling and takes you to explore hidden coves. Spend a fantastic day out on the sea or choose the longer excursions which allow you to discover the small islands nearby.

Summersunsailing, Maros, Glyfada, Athens, Greece, + 30 693 291 1900

Learn About The History Of The Universe At The Planetarium

Athens boasts a digital planetarium, which is an absolute must-visit. The Planetarium, with its 25-meter diameter dome, offers 3D virtual trips to the galaxy and beyond and also presents IMAX movies and various shows (simultaneous narration is available in English). Feel like learning more about the universe and discovering different aspects of scientific interest in a fun and interactive way? Now you know where to go.

The Planetarium, Andrea Syggrou Avenue 387, Athens, Greece, +30 210 94 69 600

3. View A Bit Of Contemporary Art At The Blender Gallery

View A Bit Of Contemporary Art At The Blender Gallery

Now that you are acquainted with the art of ancient Greece, go for the modern works. One of the best options is to visit the Blender Gallery in Glyfada, which is dedicated to promoting not only local Greek artists but also international talent. Check out their website to learn more about their next events.

The Blender Gallery, Zisimopoulou 4, Glyfada, Athens, Greece, +30 213 02 80 597

4. Visit The Sea Turtle Rescue Center Archelon

Visit The Sea Turtle Rescue Center Archelon

If you’re interested in animal safety or an entertaining and instructive time, then a visit to the hospital for sea turtles in Glyfada is an excellent way to spend your afternoon. The small center welcomes wounded turtles which are nursed back to health, with the help of volunteers from all over the world, before being released back into the wild. Here, you can discover the world of sea turtles and learn more about their ecosystems.

Sea Turtle Rescue Centre, 3rd Marina Glyfada, Athens, Greece, +30 210 89 82 600 or +30 210 52 31 342

6. Learn How To Dive

Learn How To Dive

Explore the beauties of the deep sea and learn or improve your snorkeling technique with Paterakis Dive Center. Let the expert instructors teach you the joy of scuba diving off the shores of Vouliagmeni by taking part in a day trip or simply enjoying a day out on the sea.

Paterakis Dive Center, Iras 32, Glyfada, Athens, Greece, +30 210 96 80 547

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