Afitos is located on the northeastern side of the Kassandra peninsula in Chalkidiki. Its name has been maintained for thousands of years, either as “Afitos” or as "Athitos". The origin of the name has not yet been completely clarified. It could either come from a man named "Aphiteos" or from the ancient word "Aphitis" which means abundance of plants.
In Afitos you will find plenty of taverns, bars and cafes that serve local delicacies. Refreshing cocktails are available from early in the morning to late at night, and accommodation is plentiful since the village provides many hotels, rooms for rent and apartments.
Resisting the unorganized tourist housing development and in order to maintain their cultural inheritance pure, the inhabitants of Athitos 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. Therefore the old houses of porous stone have been renovated and the streets have been paved. The place now imposes its dignified beauty on visitors and on the locals making Afitos an amazing place to visit.
Although it attracts a large number of tourists, the town of Afitos still manages to maintain its old-fashioned charm. The village is of great environmental and historical significance because of the ancient millstone quarries, as well as important biotopes where most fish species come to spawn.
Afitos is a very beautiful haunt. It was built on a rock, which dominantly towers over the sea and looks a lot like an island of the Aegean. It is a wonderful coastal area with traditional style. Visitors can swim at the community's beautiful beach or at the beaches of the nearby villages. Afitos is a place gifted with a lot of natural beauty. The visitor can enjoy the superb sea, clear and warm waters, as well as small sandy seashores pleasantly decorated with small rocks appearing out of the water. Here, the visitor can also see the primitive nature of Chalkidiki, where the native pine trees water their roots in the waters of the Toroneos gulf. However, the most amazing sight of all is the awe-inspiring traditional village of Afitos with its 28 century-long history.