Perhaps one of the glossiest districts in Athens, Glyfada hosts many trendy restaurants, trattorias, hip wine bars, cafes and delis and has a sizeable shopping area with edgy boutiques and concept stores as well as beauty bars. Glyfada is also home to many renowned clubs where you can enjoy the Greek nightlife and party all night long. Both non-organized & organized beaches with water sports facilities, accompanied by seaside cafes and two marinas that host a number of yachts, line the Glyfada seafront which is easily reached from downtown Athens by tram or bus. Here you can spend a fantastic day on the sea or even sail with a boat across the Saronic Gulf and discover small islands nearby. About 1km further south is the prestigious Asteras Beach Resort, a long privately-developed stretch of sandy coast divided into separate leisure hubs with valet parking and all-day offerings, including an adults-only seafront pool and beach bar and a famous chic café-restaurant. Charming villas, luxurious hotels, and the Glyfada Golf Club (the only golf court in Attica and the oldest one in Greece) add up to the picture, giving visitors a chance to live unforgettable experiences in this lively and vibrant suburb all year long.
Bordering with Glyfada, the area of the former Athens airport at Hellinikon is sparsely populated and has gradually evolved into a neighborhood of wealthy residents. With the pioneering development project currently on the way, the area will be transformed into a luxury city. After the recent approval by the Council of State, the joint venture that has undertaken the project includes: Metropolitan Park, luxury hotels, casinos, office space, shopping centers, and residences.