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Prefecture: Attica
Metropolitan Area: Athens

37.863 (37°51'47') N lat.
23.748 (23°44'57') E long.

25 km²
Population: (1991)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank



sea level
5 m(centre)
around 400 to 500 m
Postal code: 166
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
-890 through 899
Municipal code: 0113
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: GLF
Address of administration: 15 Alsous St.
Glyfada 166 75

Glyfada (Greek: Γλυφάδα) is a municipality of Athens in Greece south of Ellinikon and Athens with three main roads. In ancient times, the area was a deme known as Aixone (Αιξώνη). Glyfada is a beach town packed with restauants, and is known (among Greeks and tourists alike) for its vibrant nightlife. It is arguably the most "Americanized" of Athens' municipalities, as an American airbase was located nearby in the 1980's, with the base's population helping to shape Glyfada's character in terms of the types of restaurants and shopping centers there, leading to an interesting blend of Greek and American atmosphere, aesthetics, and cuisine. Glyfada was also the original location of the junior division of one of Greece's oldest English-language schools, Campion. Although the base is now gone and the school relocated, Glyfada has still retained some of its American flavor, while continuing to offer its distinctly Greek cuisine, entertainment, and nightlife.

Glyfada's townhall is located at the center of the municipality.

Northwest is the forested wooded golf course of Athens, the Glyfada Golf Club, located south of the old Airport of Athens. To the east and northeast is an urban sprawl which spreads over the southwest shoulder of Mt. Hymettus and its rocky landscape. The roads are lined and curved to nearly NW at a 90 degree angle. It also has a marina and a popular beach. Its beaches are located in the western part of the municipalty. Half of the municipality is located on rocky landscape of Mount Hymettus. The urban sprawl of Athens began in the 1950s and 1960s and continued into the 1990s when housing developments continued in that part of Hymettus.

Glyfada also has a water polo team named ANC Glyfada.


Historical population

Year Municipal population Change Density
1981 44,018 - 1,760.72/km²
1991 63,306 19,288/43.82% 2,532.24/km²

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See also

North: Ellinikon
West: Saronic Gulf
Glyfada East: Markopoulo on Hymettus
South: Voula