A day at the beach: Glyfada

Glyfada is a cosmopolitan coastal suburb in the south of Athens. Its prime waterfront location, rich commercial center and modern business district make Glyfada the head point of the “Athens Riviera”, where the visitor can trace some of Europe’s most opulent seafront residences, gardens and extensive beachfront property.

On the quay at Glyfada, there is a rescue and rehabilitation center for sea turtles, run by ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece. Its purpose is to treat injured and sick sea turtles and eventually release them back into the sea, as well as to raise awareness regarding this rare species that reproduces in the endless sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. To this end, the staff provides free educational tours of the facilities and treatments for visitors during weekends from 11:00 to 17:00. You can find out more at the official website.

After the visit, you have many options to enjoy your meal with kids in Glyfada. If you opt for a traditional fish tavern, Delfinia fish restaurant is a family-welcome place every day; you are strongly advised to reserve a table in weekends calling +30.2108943303 and +30.2108943310. Visit the website.

A pleasant surprise for parents looking for a place to entertain their children while they enjoy their meal or coffee gazing at the sea is the Balux Café- “The House Project” and its “Playground Baluxaki” featuring games for children aged 1 to 12 years. You can find out more in the official website.

Another family-friendly option is the “Oliver Family House”, a safe spot and a relaxing place with a healthy menu, fresh salads, desserts and children’s dishes, where kids can play and develop their skills, while parents are nearby and can enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail with each other or with good friends. Check the website.

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