Arokaria Notebook

A Relaxing Day at Glyfa

Around the Island

The beach at Glyfa

There is a slight northern wind blowing on the island the last few days, a great opportunity to explore the southern side of the island. So today we went to Glyfa down south looking for a relaxing spot to spend the day. And we found it!

The beach at Glyfa
The beach bar at Glyfa

After a couple of hours under the sun and a little bit of swimming we got a bit hungry and without second thoughts we just moved to the restaurant of the area, only meters away from the beach. It had been a while since I was last here but I was glad to find out that everything was in place. It is a lovely family restaurant in a plot of land where the owners grow the vegetables they then serve.


The restaurant at Glyfa
The restaurant at Glyfa
The restaurant at Glyfa
The restaurant at Glyfa

The menu consists of traditional greek dishes and offers a good variety including dishes with meat, a little bit of seafood and quite a few options for vegetarians -or even vegans. We went for a classic greek salad as the tomatoes looked really juicy and tasty, and they were, some vlita green leaves, the traditional parian dish, chickpeas cooked in the oven and some courgette croquettes. Everything was delicious, but I think that the real winners were the fresh tomatoes and cucumber of the salad!


The restaurant at Glyfa
The restaurant at Glyfa
The restaurant at Glyfa
The restaurant at Glyfa

We struggled to finish it all but we did quite a good job after all. We kindly accepted some melon we were offered before paying a very reasonable bill. So, with our bellies and souls full of some greek summer goodness we called it a day! A relaxing day, down south.

The restaurant at Glyfa


The restaurant at Glyfa is right on the beach of Glyfa in the southern part of the island and is open daily from 13:00 till the night.

Hiking around the lighthouse

The monumental rock formations together with the low vegetation of wildflowers, herbs and bushes form a magical setting for an afternoon walk.

Paros on a motorbike

Getting around Paros by bike is easy, since its morphology and roads make it one of the most accesible and bike friendly islands.

Greek Design on the Island – Accessories

Accesories, objects and jewelry which combine simplicity and forms deriving directly from the rich greek tradition

Walking around Ampelas

… a little fishermen village, on the eastern coast of Paros.

Sea kayaking around Antiparos

The sea was calm, so paddling was easy and relaxing, while the proximity to the surface of the sea gave us a unique perspective of the wonderfully blue waters of the Aegean.

Swimming from Paros to Antiparos

After about half an hour the swimmers started arriving at Antiparos, where they were cheered by the crowd

Greek Design on the Island – Clothing

Today we are going shopping in Naoussa. We are after some contemporary greek creations.

Autumn Sailing

The wind is perfect and the last bit of sunlight for the day makes the bay and Naoussa at the background look even more magical!

Coffee & Snack in Naoussa

After finishing off what has to be done, it ‘s time for a coffee and a quick snack, before leaving the village.

Day cruise to Koufonisia

The flirt between the yellowy rocks of the islands and the clear waters of the Aegean sea results to various turquoise hidden paradises.