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Great eats, awesome drinks, designer boutiques– Glyfada has got it all! To discover the best places for brunch, lunch and fine dining, plus our favourite coffee spots, shops, and museums in this glamorous neighbourhood on the Athens Riviera- check out our curated guide!

The Vibe 

Glyfada is much more than a coastal suburb of Athens. It’s a vibrant central neighbourhood with lively entertainment, an amazing shopping scene, and a warm vibe that makes us feel as though we are on vacation all year round! 

Eat + Drink 

Brunch Time 

Blends Mix & Match– From scrambled eggs, pancakes, muffins, cakes, and tarts to tasty salads with quinoa; we recommend you try the incredibly fluffy carrot cake and the “Bougatsan” a flaky croissant with soft cream on the inside. (Fivis 19 & Laodikis)

Oh Mama– Found in a restored mansion with a nice courtyard, this place is famous for its hearty brunches (served daily till 6 pm) and cheerful atmosphere. Be sure to try the Nutella Sushi Rolls; sushi-shaped pancakes with banana, grated biscuits and icing sugar- all dipped in Nutella! Or the divine eggs benedict with poached eggs placed on fluffy English muffins, crispy onions, bacon, chives, and Hollandaise sauce. (Kyprou 48)

Charlie Dos– Vintage aesthetics paired with classic egg options including “Kagianas” (Greek-style eggs with tomato) and perfectly cooked omelettes- the best energy boost to start the day right. (Pandoras 14) 

Best Coffee 

Su Casa– a cozy space that’s found in a restored family house of the 1950s, it’s located right on Nymfeon Square. (Kyprou 82)

Vintage Tostou– with its vintage dining tables, beautiful crystal chandeliers, and pastel shades this is another warm and inviting little spot. (Lazaridi 8)

Casual Street Food 

Trelos Gaidaros– for delicious pita gyros. (Plateia Esperidon)

Ploutarxos– for the ultimate souvlaki maker. (Giannitsopoulou 1)

Long, Lazy Lunch 

Ramino– great Italian dishes served in an elegant space with unique aesthetics. (Angelou Metaxa 38)

Amigos– a colourful Mexican oasis that brings South America to life right before your eyes! (Kyprou 65) 

Bella Vespa– the absolute Italian-fusion restaurant in Glyfada. (Kyprou 11) 

Barbounaki– for authentic Greek seafood flavours; we suggest you try the sea urchin salad if it hasn’t sold old on the day, as it’s one of the most popular items on the menu! (Leof. Dimarchou Aggelou Metaxa 48)

Standout Dining 

Tartare– Original French cuisine in a cozy, bistro-like environment that’s located near the beautiful golf course of Glyfada. Tartare’s menu is filled with French delicacies such as bourguignon snails, entrecote café de Paris and steak tartare. (Al. Panagouli 52)

Ark offers signature dishes that are inspired by the Aegean Sea. Along with the masterly crafted menu, you can also choose from an exceptional range of wines, beers, and distillates from local producers.

A: Grigoriou Lambraki 2, Glyfada

Cocktail Hour 

Holy Spirit Cocktail Bar – the place to go if you want to grab one of the best drinks in the neighbourhood. (Laodikis 41)

Mosaiko– with regular DJ sets and an extensive lineup, you can enjoy your drinks listening to cool sounds. (Laodikis 30)

Treat Yourself 

Ourse– this elegant patisserie introduces us to a haute version of modern French pastries. (Mystra 39)

Ice Roll– where they form the most delicious ice cream using fresh coconut milk, in-season fruits, and all your favourite ingredients (without preservatives). (Giannitsopoulou 2)

Where to Shop 

Kiki Boutique, where you’ll find everyday clothing trends that will take you from day to night.  (Gr. Lambraki 16)

Zini Boutique is a must for anyone seeking uncompromised quality and innovative designs. (Angelou Metaxa 24-26)

For pre-loved items, try SWAP, a shopping destination for those seeking pre-owned luxury items. (Laodikis 34)

Culture Fix 

The Blender Gallery– A multi-functional art space; this contemporary art gallery also features unique event spaces. (Zisimopoulou 4)

“Street of Poets”– Running from the centre of Glyfada all the way down to the beach, along the way you’ll find Stanzas by Greek poets displayed on the pedestrianized street and benches. Allowing you to travel through time with Greek literature. 

See + Do 

The Ellinikon Experience Park– Designed to create a new green oasis for Athenians, while being a model of sustainable living and recreation, it offers a range of fun for people of all ages and interests.

Chariton Square– Located near the shopping center of Glyfada, on Lambraki Street, this is one of the largest entertainment venues in all of Attica. 

The Archelon Sea Turtle Rescue Centre, is where you can visit injured turtles being nursed back to health.

Insider Tip:

Glyfada’s laiki (markets), is held each Thursday, on Lazaraki Street, it’s one of the city’s most popular and well-stocked editions of the freshest seasonal produce. 

How to get there? 

Athens Metro reaches Elliniko station at Vouliagmenis Avenue and from there, you have to continue by taxi. Alternatively, you can go by Metro to the stations Syggrou – Fix or Neos Kosmos, and from there you can continue by Tram until the center of Glyfada.


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