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The Athenian Riviera

The Best Glyfada Hotels – Our Top Picks

Glyfada is 13km to the south-east of Athens city centre, sitting on the highly desirable Athenian Riviera.

This beautiful stretch of coastline on the Saronic Coast is lined with luxury resorts, high end shops, award winning restaurants and a buzzing nightlife.

Glyfada has numerous fantastic private beach clubs, which draw many people from the city every weekend, to soak in the azure blue seas and sip cocktails on golden sands.

Why visit Glyfada, Greece?

Glyfada is particularly popular for its outstanding shopping options, with many designer boutiques in the area, right next to the beach.

The town also has a top 18-hole golf course, a popular Sea Turtle Rescue Centre and mountains to its rear, with dense pine forests and great hiking trails.  

The area offers a taste of the famous coastal life, which Greece is so popular for, but also in close proximity and easy striking distance to the centre of Athens and all its historic and cultural jewels, which the city has to offer. 

The Best Glyfada Hotels – Our Top Picks

5-star Hotels in Glyfada

Dusit Suites Athens

In the heart of Glyfada, where the whispers of the Athenian Riviera blend with the rhythms of cosmopolitan life, there lies a sanctuary that transcends the essence of hospitality: Dusit Suites Athens. This 5-star haven, a masterpiece of elegance and comfort, invites you on a journey where luxury meets the serene beauty of the sea and the vibrant pulse of the city.

Imagine waking up to a canvas painted with the azure hues of the Saronic Gulf or the enchanting city lights nestled against the mountain. Each of the 36 suites at Dusit Suites Athens is a realm of its own, offering unparalleled views that promise to captivate your heart and soul. Whether you choose the sea’s embrace or the city’s allure, your stay will be adorned with contemporary amenities that cater to your every desire.

The narrative of your stay is further enriched by the culinary odysseys awaiting at the rooftop. Olive, a Mediterranean restaurant, is not just a dining experience; it’s a voyage through the rich tapestry of flavors that define this storied region. And as the day gives way to the night, the rooftop bar becomes a sanctuary where cocktails and dreams mingle under the starlit sky.

For those seeking a retreat within a retreat, the Namm Spa and the Vitality Pool offer a sanctuary of rejuvenation, while the infinity pool on the rooftop invites you to float away with its breathtaking views. And with the historic heart of Athens, the International Airport, and Piraeus Port within easy reach, Dusit Suites Athens is not just a place to stay; it’s a gateway to discover the treasures of Greece.

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4-star Hotels in Glyfada, Athens

Sea View Hotel

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Sea View Hotel is situated in the centre of Glyfada, only a stone’s throw from the stunning Asteras Beach. 

The homely hotel is surrounded by lush green gardens, with a large swimming pool sitting among the trees. 

The hotel is decorated in warm cosy colours, providing a homely and relaxed feel, with a tasty restaurant onsite and a poolside bar. 

The building has been recently renovated and offers varying styles of 2 person rooms – from a Classic to a much larger Penthouse Suite.

Most rooms have sea views and the hotel is less than 50 metres away from a bus and tram stop, which provides direct links to the centre of Athens. For availability and rates click here>>

Palmyra Beach Hotel

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Palmyra Beach Hotel sits at the northern edge of Glyfada, in the direction of Athens, only a matter of metres away from the popular Paralia Asteria Beach. 

The hotel has a small outdoor pool in a courtyard behind the hotel, with terrace overlooking it with a tasty restaurant and bar, serving up American style breakfasts, along with Mediterranean lunch and dinners.

Most of the hotel’s 53 rooms have stunning views out towards the sea or overlooking the mountains behind the hotel.

The hotel is also well geared up for business travellers, with conference facilities and a well-served workspace for online workers. 

It also has a relaxing library area and entertainment centre, which has a pool table, billiards table and dart board. 

Another hotel with great links to the centre of Athens, with a metro station only 100 metres away from the hotel’s front door. 

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Congo Palace

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Congo Palace is a large elegant hotel, close to Glyfada’s second marina, which has been serving guests in the area since the 1960s. 

The hotel has a large relaxing lobby area, a tasty restaurant and a number of bars, including one by the hotel’s cool courtyard swimming pool. 

The hotel has 92 rooms of varying size, catering for groups of 2 and family rooms up to 4 people. 

The accommodation is well situated, right in the heart of Glyfada, close to the many popular boutiques and great dining areas. 

There is also a bus stop right outside the hotel with direct links to the centre of Athens. For availability and rates click here>>

Athens Coast Hotel

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The Athens Coast Hotel is in the centre of the cool shopping and dining district of Glyfada and only a 10-minute walk from the azure blue shores at Asteras Beach.

The chic hotel, which has a stylish mosaic on the outside of the building, also has a relaxing outdoor pool area and bar. 

The hotel has varying room sizes, from 2-person standard bedrooms up to 4-person twin rooms with a connecting door, along with a Deluxe City View Room, which comes complete with relaxing living room area. 

The hotel couldn’t be better placed to soak up the wonderful shopping options in the town and there are many wonderful eateries and bars close by.

There are public transport connections close by leading to Athens Airport and the city centre. For availability and rates click here>>

Azur Suites 

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Azur Suites is at the northern end of Glyfada, right next to Paralia Asteria Beach and overlooking the stunning Orthodox Cathedral of Glyfada – Saint Konstantinos & Eleni. 

All the hotels’ stylishly designed rooms come complete with open plan kitchenette, with chic and modern décor. 

The Azur Suites are designed to give you a home from home feel, with spacious rooms and cooking facilities.

There are 32 rooms in the development, with either city or sea views, catering for up to 3 people. 

The hotel is close to many fantastic bars and restaurants, with the town’s open air swimming pool directly opposite. 

There are public transport connections nearby with links to the airport and city centre. For availability and rates click here>>

3-star Hotels In Glyfada 

Four Seasons Hotel

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Glyfada’s Four Season’s Hotel is in the heart of the town, close by to the main dining, drinking and shopping areas, and also only a 2-minute walk from one of the town’s marinas and the popular Asteras Beach. 

Many of the hotel’s rooms have views out towards the beautiful shores of the Saronic Gulf and the hotel has been in operation since the 1970s. 

The room’s have a classic design and vary in size, with rooms catering for parties of 2 and up to 4 people with adjoining doors. 

The hotel has a large restaurant serving Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, along with two bars, including one on the roof, which is operational during the summer months.

Within 100 metres of the hotel there are transport links to the centre of Athens and the airport.  For availability and rates click here>>

The Best Hotel Apartments in Glyfada

Brazil Suites Boutique Hotel

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Brazil Suites in the centre of Glyfada, very close to the town’s main shopping district and only a 2-minute walk to the Asteras Beach.

It’s an aparthotel, with all the suites offering spacious bedrooms and a living room, along with a marble bathroom. 

The smallest suites cater for 3 people, with the largest family suites offering space for up to 5 people. 

The aparthotel is stylishly designed, with chic minimalistic interiors, and has a small outdoor pool, lined with palm trees, along with a pool bar and restaurant. 

The aparthotel has public transport connections nearby, with direct links to the centre of Athens. For availability and rates click here>>


O2 Suites 

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The O2 Suites are wonderfully situated, right next to the fantastic Glyfada Beach. 

The apartments are stylishly decorated, with warm colours and Scandi, minimalistic design. 

The rooms vary in size, catering for parties of 2 and up to 3, with large beds, cool seating areas and en-suite bathrooms.

The hotel offers a tasty breakfast with every stay and is a short walk into the heart of Glyfada, to its vast array of great shops and eateries. 

It also offers a direct airport shuttle service and has public transport links nearby, with routes to the centre of Athens. 

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Zina Hotel Apartments

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Zina Hotel Apartments is towards the east of Glyfada, a 5 minute walk to some of the main shopping and dining areas, and close to the main highway leading to Athens city centre.

Zina is set-up for people wanting to have the comfort of home, with all of the site’s 19 apartments offering a bedroom, en-suite bathroom, full equipped kitchen, living room and balcony.

The hotel also offers deals for long-term stays of a month or longer and is only a 10-minute walk to the beautiful beaches of the area. 

The hotel has a rustic bar area, with games room and a relaxing garden terrace, with staff also offering booking services for boat tours and guided tours of Athens’ central attractions. 

It’s a 5 minute walk to the nearest public transport options, which have links to the city centre and airport. For availability and rates click here>>

Oasis Hotel Apartments

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Oasis Hotel Apartments is a large development to the north of Glyfada, close to the town’s second beautiful beach.

It has 34 large rooms, with an enormous outdoor pool area, lined with palm trees, sunbathing areas and a number of outside bars.

The hotel also boasts a large lobby and dining area, with tasty restaurant offering traditional Greek cuisine. 

The apartments vary in size from 2 person Junior Suites, up to 6 people deluxe apartments. 

The hotel is close by to many of the popular nightlife spots and a 5-minute walk to the main shopping district in Glyfada.

The hotel offers airport transfers on request and there are public transport links nearby to the centre of Athens. For availability and rates click here>>

South 42 

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South 42 is a chic apartment develop, just inland from the wonderful Asteras Beach, which is only a 5-minute walk away.

What’s most striking about this apartment hotel is the stunning white interior, which provides a feeling of real elegance. 

The development is a luxury new build with a variety of apartment types available – ranging from deluxe apartments, which cater for 2 people, up to 4 person suites. 

The premiere rooms offer private gardens and all rooms offer kitchen and living room space.

South 42 is right in the heart of Glyfada and close to many of the best dining and shopping areas.

There are also public transport links nearby, leading to the airport and the centre of Athens. For availability and rates click here>>


Final Thoughts

Glyfada is a wonderful area to stay, with a variety of accommodation types catering for couples, families, solo travellers and the business community.

The area boasts some of the best shopping areas in the whole of the wider Athens area, along with stunning coastline and elegant beach clubs.

It’s also a nightlife hotspot, with many lively bars, restaurants and places you can dance the night away. 

Despite offering elements of Greek coastal life, the area is also only a short 20-minute journey in to the centre of Athens, which has world leading attractions and historic sites. 

What’s not to like? 

We hope to see you Glyfada soon.

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