One of the most popular beaches of the island, Glyfada is located 16 km west of Corfu Town. It is awarded with the Blue Flag for its crystal clear waters, soft sand and  surrounded by trees-covered cliffs. The beach offers a wide variety of beach facilities like sunbeds and umbrellas, water sports facilities, shops and taverns. Glyfada attracts mostly young crowds and it is usually noisy. Glyfada is one of the best examples of the island's sandy beaches.