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Afitos in Chalkidiki (Halkidiki)

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Afitos, Kassandra, Chalkidiki (Halkidiki), Greece

Afitos



Afitos is a beautiful village, situated on the Kassandra peninsula, between Kallithea and Nea Fokea in Halkidiki. Afitos is built on a rock and it looks an island of the Aegean.

The name Afitos has been preserved for thousands of years, either as Afitos which originated from the ancient name "Aphitis" or as its paraphrase "Athitos". The origin of the name comes from either a man named "Aphiteos" or from the ancient word "Aphitis" which means abundance of plants.

Afitos is a place with lots of natural beauty. Visitors can enjoy the perfect sea, with the most clear and warm water of the Mediterranean Sea.

Afitos is of great historical and environmental significance because you will find here the ancient millstone quarries, as well as important biotopes where most fish species come to spawn. Here, the visitor can see the primitive nature of Halkidiki, where the native pine trees water their roots in the waters of the Toroneos gulf.

The most amazing sight is the traditional village of Afitos with its 28 century-long history. Resisting the unorganized tourist housing development and in order to maintain their cultural inheritance pure, the inhabitants of Afitos have been trying to develop their place through their culture by promoting the natural beauty as well as the traditional village and the ancient history of their place.

The old houses of porous stone have been renovated, the streets have been paved
and the place now imposes its dignified beauty on visitors and on the locals making Afitos an amazing place to visit.



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