If Vouliagmeni is the place for romantic waterfront dining, Glyfada is the Riviera’s late-night playground. There’s no sea view. You go for the entertaining optics of the image-conscious locals gathering nightly to see and be seen on mood-lit pavements and in leafy courtyards. At times, it feels like one big film set. Especially on fashionable Kiprou Street, which runs parallel to the main shopping strip of Metaxa Street. Three of the hottest bars are easy walking distance from each other (yes, even in heels) and have quite different vibes.
Ease into your evening at Su Casa, a stylish haunt on Nymfeon Square that’s hip but still homey. Go around 8pm: a mellow window before most Greeks head out. Once a dilapidated house with overgrown scrub swallowing the footpath, it’s now one of Glyfada’s most atmospheric spots. It can be tough deciding where to sit. Outside on the street or garden patio, framed by fig trees and candlelight? Or inside, where they’ve retained the original dining room, library and lounge, filled with vintage bric-a-brac from the previous owners. It’s the kind of place where lovers and locals meet to catch up on each other’s news or round off a day’s shopping, and the music is accordingly chilled. There are pages and pages of cocktails, mocktails and premium spirits, ranging from the summery applesecco spritz to margarita pesto with black pepper. My go-to drink is their practically perfect passionfruit daiquiri. If eating is on the agenda, migrate to the restaurant and try the excellent spaghetti with crab leg.