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Afytis, Afetos, Athitos
“Places where with the moon’s forget flower and with the sun’s juices nourished me, today I dream of you” Sun the First
Afitos (Athitos) for painters are the same as those for men. The view of the Toronaios Gulf that the surrounding homes provide is one of its most noteworthy features. Nea Potidaia is the first settlement, having existed from around 3,000 B.C., followed by three others in order. The third is Athitos. Texts from antiquity mentioned Afytis, one of Pallini’s most important cities.
At this period, the Ammon Zeus temple and the Xenofon altar contributed to Athitos’s notoriety. Rich town with a long history.
The 1821 revolution claimed many lives, but Afitos (Athitos) actively participated. Residents of the community were forced to evacuate to safer areas following the mayhem. After the escapees returned in 1827, Kassandra’s largest settlement for many years was Athitos. The middle of the 19th century saw a lot of construction activity.
The village’s “ornament” was the wooden-roofed basilica with a domed ceiling that stood in the heart of the plaza. Visitors should take note of the unique architecture, historical images, and anaglyph on the exterior of the south wall of this church. It is also well worth a look to see the magnificent chapels that followed. 1867 St. George, 1885 Assumption – St. Athanasios, and St. Nikolao, for instance.
Stone anaglyphs and inscriptions adorning the ancient stone dwellings of Athitos are well-known. 1889 Aletras (1898 Athanasiadis), 1864 Papavasileiou (1876 Galani), and others (1860 Katasanis) The Aletras mansion in the central square is now home to a folklore museum.