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Afitos

Afitos of painters, Afitos of people who love it and dream of it. The characteristic position with the endless view of Toroneo, the architecture of houses, the benevolent and sometimes ''archaic'' residents.

Afitos or Athitos, the third largest village on the isthmus of Potidea, lies on the same site from 3000 BC at least.

The ancient Afytis was an important city of Pallini and is mentioned by ancient writers (Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Aristotle, Pausanias, Strabo, etc.). The Temple of Dionysus (8th century BC) and the Temple of Zeus ammonium ( 4th century BC) have combined effectively to consolidate its reputation in antiquity. Prosperous city in the ancient and classical times. Cut its own currency which bore the head of its protector, ammonium Zeus.

The revolution of 1821 it was very much present on fighting and casualties. After the hubbub of village residents were scattered in various safer areas. Around 1827, with the return of fugitives, Afitos for many years was the head of Kassandra. Intense construction activity occurs from mid-19th century. In 1859 Saint Dimitrios was built, three-aisled basilica with a dome xylostegi, the jewel in the center of the village square.

The visitor is worth to observe the unique architecture of the temple, the old images inside and outside the south wall. It is also worth walking in large churches that followed. (1867 St. George - 1885 Assumption - Agios Athanasios - Agios Nikolaos).

Remarkable features are the old stone houses with signs and images. (1860 Katsanis, 1864 Papavasileiou, 1876 Galanis, 1889 Aletras, 1898 Athanassiadis etc.) At home of Aletras in the central square operates folklore museum.

From the square, the road leads to the rock, the terrace of the village, where the look Toroneo, Sithonia and Kassandra opposite to bottom. It then climbs to Koutsomylo, the citadel of Athitos windswept, with a panoramic view.

Afitos has sufficient rooms to rent, hotels, taverns and restaurants with good food and clean, cafes and bars.

Visitors walking in denatured cobbled alleys of Athitos following Elytis in the "Aegean peridiasma", and may enjoy blue sea of Athitos, the boat in Punta in Liosi in Daphne.

Various cultural events, throughout the summer, prepared by the residents of Afitos with love and responsibility, making Afitos main reference point for tourists coming in Chalkidiki.

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