Afytos or Athytos in Kassandra, Halkidiki, is a traditional village just 80 km from Thessaloniki.
The village is built on a hill above the coast and offers an amazing view of the Toroneos Gulf. Most of the houses are made of stone and built in the traditional architectural style of the area. In the central square of the village is the church of Ag. Dimitriou built-in 1859, famous sculptures by Vassilis Pavlis, as well as the folklore museum which houses various exhibitions of artists.
The village is of great archaeological and historical importance, as there are indications of settlements from 3000 BC. During the summer months, Afytos turns from a quiet village into a lively area that is flooded with tourists. We would recommend an afternoon walk in the small squares and cobbled streets of Afytos, as well as a visit to the restaurants, traditional taverns, cafes, and bars overlooking the Toroneos Gulf.
Throughout July and August, various music and artistic events take place within the framework of the Afytos Festival, and on August 15, the Feast of the Virgin Mary takes place, a traditional celebration with Greek music, dance, and food. The beach of Afytos is sandy, with clear blue waters, and extends to a great length, with a variety of beach bars. Afytos is just 3 km away from Kallithea with its intense and varied nightlife, while the beautiful beaches of Sani and Nea Fokea are also nearby.