One of the most famous beaches in Paros is Glyfa Beach. If you are planning on visiting Paros this summer, then you definitely have to make a stop at this beach. It offers many activities, such as swimming, relaxing under the trees, snorkeling, and paddleboarding. You don’t have to worry about how to get there; it is easily accessible, and you can rent a car or any other vehicle you like from our local rent-a-car store. Keep reading to find out more about Glyfa Beach in Paros.

What you need to know about Glyfa beach

Glyfa is a small and serene beach located near the village of Drios, and Aspro Chorio, on the eastern coast of Paros. The golden sand mixed with pebbles, and the small trees along the shore create a setting straight out of a movie. The crystal-clear aquamarine water can lure you to spend your day swimming and enjoying the sun. Since this beach is relatively secluded, you should pack some food and drinks if you plan on spending the whole day there. The trees provide some shade if you want to take a break from the sun.

Where is Glyfa located

glyfa beach location

Glyfa Beach is located 8 kilometers northeast of Parikia, the main town of Paros. It is easily accessible by road, either by car, bike, or any other vehicle you prefer. Upon arrival at the beach, you’ll find a small parking lot, free of charge. However, as it can get quite crowded, we recommend arriving early to secure your spot.

Glyfa beach features

Glyfa Beach is renowned among locals for its awe-inspiring sunrises. Many visitors prefer to wake up early in the morning to witness this mesmerizing view.


Upon arrival, visitors will find sun loungers and umbrellas, as well as restroom facilities available. Alternatively, you can seek natural shade under the trees, where you can take a nap or enjoy what many call a Greek siesta at the beach.


After your swim, you can visit a nearby attraction: the ancient town of Marpissa. It is a traditional village with narrow streets, whitewashed houses, and churches. If you visit in August, you will be pleased to know that the village hosts an annual event called the “Feast of the Holy Cross“. Additionally, there are many hiking trails available in the nearby hills, offering a majestic view of the beach and the landscape.

What you can do at Glyfa beach

Glyfa is an ideal beach for families and children looking to play in the sun and swim for hours. You can also spend your day engaging in water sports such as snorkeling and paddleboarding. If the weather is windy, you can also enjoy windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Where to eat at Glyfa beach

As the beach is relatively deserted, you can bring your own food and drinks with you. However, near the beach, you can find some local restaurants serving traditional Greek cuisine, such as fresh fish, seafood, tzatziki, moussaka, and grilled meats. We recommend visiting them to taste these traditional recipes.


Glyfa Beach is a delightful getaway for your holidays in Paros, especially if you love serene landscapes. Rent a car from Chaniotis Paros Rentals and begin exploring the surrounding area of Glyfa or take a trip around the island!


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