Though Afitos is on the Greek mainland, on the first ‘leg’ of Halkidiki, the atmosphere is so relaxed that it has serious island vibes. Perched atop a hill, with breathtaking views of the Toroneos Gulf, Afitos holidays can be spent enjoying both the beach and the mountains. Afitos village has a special charm, with typical stone houses, cobbled alleyways shaded by bougainvilleas, and well-preserved 19th-century mansions.
Thanks to a range of interesting shops and galleries, Afitos also has a more bohemian feel than some other Greek resorts. There are masses of tavernas that serve delicious northern Greek specialities, as well as an array of charming cafés and bars. When you’re ready to chill out, head down to one of two local beaches, both of which are attractive and well-organised. Wherever you look, holidays to Afitos will reward you with romance and beauty.
Wander the village
The traditional stone village of Afitos, with its cobblestone streets, mansions and leafy squares, is a great place to take an afternoon stroll. There’s also a folklore museum.
Soak up the views
Perched on the mountainside, Afitos has wonderful views of the rest of Halkidiki. It’s east-facing, so get up early and you’ll be treated to a glorious sunrise.
Explore the cool art galleries and quirky shops of Afitos village – they’re great places to pick up some unique souvenirs, such as colourful ceramics and local honey.