Glyfada is KALLIKRATI municipality and seaside suburb in the south of the agglomeration of Athens, in Accra Punta Saronic. From Athens is approximately 14 km. From the Faliro approximately 7.5. It belongs to the region of Attica and the Athens Prefecture. Today, it is considered a cosmopolitan center of Athens with many shops, restaurants and entertainment and expensive houses.
The municipality of Glyfada in antiquity was called Aixoni and was known for his aixoniki Triglia (mullet). The name Glyfada is recent and comes from wells in the area that the water is salty, ie brackish.
Today the municipality of Glyfada is one of the richest economic municipalities of Attica, location of many public services (tax office, planning, ADS, IKA, utilities, Labour Inspection, OAED, social security, police) as well as namesake Metropolis. Still, there are two marinas, spiritual and cultural center, sports center, a ten sports clubs outside of many others, as well as various cultural institutions. Glyfada erected important monuments like the marble statue of St. Chrysostom of Smyrna in the Trinity Square and the monument of G.. Seferis and Od. Elytis in Lambraki Street.
Glyfada is crossed throughout its length, from northwest to southeast, from Vouliagmeni Avenue, with almost parallel to this coastal Poseidon Avenue and locally in Ano Glyfada the street D. Gounaris. The municipality is divided into two main parts: Ano Glyfada, comprising Terpsithea, Ano Glyfada, the Pirnari, the Euryale, the Egli, the Aixoni, the Law, and the Glyfada which includes the city center and St Nicholas and adjacent to the Greek municipalities, Argyroupolis and Voula. The Terpsithea is the northernmost and densely built part of the municipality and is surrounded by the Montenegrin (part of Hymettus), Ano Glyfada and the Municipality of Argyroupolis.