As you stroll along the coast of Glystra beach, you'll be greeted by natural dunes and a rich variety of vegetation, including cedar and holly. The beach's marine ecosystem is equally impressive, with an abundance of marine life such as chlorophytes, phaeophytes, barnacles, bivalve mollusks, and sea fans. The harmonious blend of green and blue is only interrupted by the leisurely sway of the vibrant red and yellow pedalos gliding across the water's surface.
The coast is the coastal part of an enclosed small bay. It is 210 m long, 35 m wide on average and east-facing. The swimming waters in the first few metres are shallow with a gently sloping sea bed. The ecological status of this coastal water system is classified as important. (source Special Secretariat for Water).
The beach of Glystra is located within an protected area of the coastal area "Kokkoumia" of the Residential Control Zone of Lardos area as defined by the Decree of 7/3/1994 (Government Gazette 281D/24-3-1994) for which special conditions and restrictions on building are in force.
You will find Glystra beach just after Lardos village, on your left hand. It is located approximately 55 km southeast of the city of Rhodes. The waters here are shallow, so it is also suitable for younger children and kids. Sandwiches and water are available at the little restaurant. On the weekends it becomes a bit more busy as the locals also like to gather at this beach, along with the beach of Lardos.