Lush greenery, sand and sea. The harmony of green and blue is only interrupted by the lazy motion of the red and yellow pedalos on the water. The coastal zone is natural with dunes and vegetation of cedars, holly and other interesting vegetation. The marine biodiversity includes mainly chlorophytes, phaeophytes, molluscs (barnacles and bivalve molluscs) and meadows of sea fans.
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. 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.