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Afytos
Afitos of the painters, Afitos of the people who adore it and dream of it. Its distinctive position with the vast view to Toroneos Gulf, the architecture of its houses along with its benevolent and sometimes archaic inhabitants.

"Afitos" the third village in order after Potidea's canal, is situated at this position since 3000BC. Ancient Afitos was an important city of Pallini and was frequently mentioned by the ancient writers (Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Aristotle, Pausanias, Stravon etc.). The sanctuary of Dionisos (8th ce BC) and the temple of Ammon Zeus (8th ce BC) both contributed to the strengthening of its reputation. A prosperous city during both the ancient and classic year. It minted its own coin that bore the head of its protector Ammon Zeus.

During the revolution of 1821 the city gave a dynamic presence along with its fighters and victims. After the "turmoil" the inhabitants were spread in different more safe areas. Around 1827 along with the return of the fugitives, Afitos is for several years the large village of Kassandra. In the middle of the 19th ce a strong building activity is observed. In 1858 the church of Agios Dimitrios was built, a three-aisle "basilica" with dome that is considered as the vilage's jewel, located in the center of the main square. It's worthwhile for the visitor to observe the unique architecture of the church, its old icons and its stone-embossed south external wall.

It's worthwhile for the visitor to observe the unique architecture of the church, its old icons and its stone-embossed south external wall. Its also interesting to walk along the big chapels that were built later on (1867 Agios Georgios - 1885 Kimisis tis Theotokou (Assumption of Virgin Mary) - Agios Athanasios - Agios Nikolaos). The old stone-build houses with the foun-ders' inscription and the characteristic bas-relief are also af great significance. (1860 Katsani, 1864 Papavasiliou, 1876 Galani, 1889 Aletras, 1898 Athanasiadis etc). In Aletra's house, at the main square, is located the museum of folklore. From the square the road drives you to the "rock". the village's veranda, from which one can see the Gulf of Toroneos, Sithonia in the opposite side, and the whole Kassandra. Continuing the ascent we arrive at the mill named "Koutsomilos", the wind-swept acropolis of Afitos, with its panoramic view.

Afitos is sufficient in room to let, hotels, taverns, restaurants serving tasteful meals, coffee-shops and bars.

The visitor is transformed when walking along the cobbled roads, following Elites' at his Aegean saunter, and can easily enjoy the azure waters at the beaches of Afitos, Varkes, Pounta, Liosi, Daphni. During the summertime numerous cultural events take place, organised by the inhabitants of Afitos, that consitute Afitos, that constitute Afitos as a point of reference for the visitors of Halkidiki.

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