Afitos Village, Halkidiki, as a Popular Greek Summer Destination

Afytos (or Athitos) stands out as one of the most traditional villages in Halkidiki, situated in Kassandra approximately 80 kilometers from Thessaloniki. This settlement offers breathtaking views of the Toroneos Gulf, thanks to its amphitheatric position. What distinguishes Afitos from other villages in Halkidiki is its remarkable architecture, with most houses constructed from stone.

This charming Halkidiki village is characterized by small squares, cobblestone streets, luxury Afitos hotels and traditional taverns, creating a picturesque atmosphere that harmonizes seamlessly with the natural landscape. The central square is dominated by the distinctive architectural presence of the Church of Agios Dimitrios, erected 165 years ago, while the renowned sculptures of Vassilis Pavlis steal the spotlight. Additionally, nestled in the village center is the Folklore Museum, showcasing various artists’ exhibitions and a collection of tools and utensils used in bygone eras.

The history of Afitos traces back to 3000 BC, experiencing significant growth as a member of the Athenian Alliance. However, in 348 BC, it suffered complete destruction at the hands of King Philip II, only to be resettled shortly thereafter. Flourishing during the Roman Empire, its development is often attributed to the presence of the monument of Ammon Zeus.

Afitos Hotels, Attractions and Beaches

During the summer months, Afitos becomes a magnet for visitors, attracting not only Greeks but also tourists from across Europe. Luxury hotels, acclaimed restaurants, traditional taverns, and a variety of bars cater to guests seeking unforgettable experiences during their stay in Halkidiki. An evening stroll through Afitos’ narrow streets following a day at the sea, followed by a romantic dinner at the renowned “Susourada and Sgouros Skatzohiros” restaurant or a refreshing cocktail at the hilltop “Bousoulas” bar overlooking the sea, offers the perfect conclusion to a thrilling day of vacation.

A wide array of Afitos hotels is available in area, given its proximity—just 3 km—to the cosmopolitan Kallithea, renowned for its vibrant nightlife. Additionally, the top-notch beaches of Sani and Nea Fokaia are within close reach. Nevertheless, Afitos’ own beach presents an excellent choice for those preferring the convenience of staying near their accommodations.

Halkidiki stands out as a premier destination for summer holidays in Greece. With its tourism infrastructure having developed significantly in recent decades. Whether seeking luxury Afitos hotels and Kassandra or fully equipped campsites, visitors will find precisely what they need for a memorable summer getaway in Greece.

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