Athitos (or also called Afitos) is a village on the westernmost peninsula of Halkidiki and attracts travellers with its small provincial seaside town charm. It has preserved its individuality despite the many new and updated tourist complexes. Being in Athytos, one feels that time slows down and begins to flow with the texture of thick, sweet honey. Time spent in the village will be one of the best experiences of your entire stay in the Kassandra Peninsula.
Halkidiki Afitos – the charm of Northern Greece
During the summer evenings in the downtown Athitos, there are flocking crowds of tourists from different nationalities. Most often they are families with children or young, still childless couples. The restaurants’ offerings are almost all the same, menu and service is at the same level. So, the only difference between them is the atmosphere and the view. The most pleasant entertainment at sunset is a walk along the promenade rising high above the sea and providing a breathtaking view.
History and seaside vacation hotspot for Greeks and Foreigners alike
Athitos has a rustic charm, which together with its historical past and his present touristic atmosphere define it as one of the places most interesting on Kassandra Peninsula.
Here you will find typical Greek atmosphere represented in the aroma of cooked fish; set for supper wooden tables and chairs under lush green vine trellis and refreshing breath of chilled anisette. Let’s not forget the tumult of Greek speech, by which the noisy locals celebrate their reunion with close friends and relatives in the restaurants and on the streets of the village.
In the narrow streets, after dinner time filled with tourist crowds, you can see small shops selling jewellery and souvenirs, honey and homemade olive oil. It is always a pleasant sight to see the creation of something beautiful. In this case, it was about painted in warm colours roof tiles, which will serve as a memento of Athitos.
You can get dizzy from the view from the terraces of the promenade. There is so much expanse of sea, salt air, and infinity … Walk at sunset. Before dinner or after dinner, it is always a good idea. But be aware! It’s hard to get away from this place and just leave.
Eating out in Athytos
The restaurant with the parrot was personally recommended by our hostess and we trusted her completely. The small restaurant is outside the promenade circle that overlooks the sea but has a much cosier look.
The rich selection of seafood was obvious, but it seems that only children were impressed by the dead sea creatures in the window at the entrance of the restaurant.
Whether you order seafood or other Greek specialities, meals are always delicious and plentiful.
We were the only women-only group among many couples and companies, but we had a lot of fun, as only girls can have!
As in all restaurants around, and the one with the parrot complements its clients with a dessert of fresh watermelon slices. Some restaurants add a cup of liquor which fits perfectly with the taste of watermelon.
Accommodation in Athitos
Athytos is a small town and most of the accommodation options are equally small in size. For the lovers of independent stays, private home stays are abundant – use the widget below to search for options. Alternatively, there are smaller hotels and bigger all-inclusive resorts in the vicinity that might be more of your liking.
Day trips to Halkidiki
From and to Halkidiki, there are many day trips available. The choice is big and covers a wide variety of interests. Among them are cruises, walking tours, scuba diving, cultural and wine tours, kayaking and cave tours will satisfy your insatiable thirst for knowledge and new experiences.
Enjoy your stay in Athytos and Halkidiki!
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