Glyfada is a long but narrow semi private beach on the north coast of Thassos
. It’s about 2km from the main port town of Limenas
and has lovely fine sand with some shingle in places.
Although not strictly private it’s pretty much only visited by those staying in the Glyfada hotel that’s right on the beach which means it remains fairly quiet throughout the year and if you are one of the guests at the hotel you’ll be able to make the most of the beach.
There are basic facilities including a small amount of sunbeds to hire and food and drink available from the hotel. There’s a nice raised area in front of the hotel where you can sit and enjoy a meal whist taking in the views of the coast.
With Glyfada being a narrow beach there is natural shade from the trees that line the rear of the beach. This will be annoying for those that like to be in the sun all day but great for those that don’t. Luckily it’s not along the entire length of the beach so you can choose to be in or out of the shade. The trees also make for a nice forest walk as well.
At times you may find the sea at Glyfada beach a bit choppy, this is caused by the wash from the ferries that cross from Thassos to the mainland.