Afissos is one of the most beautiful and tourism oriented seaside villages of Pelion, situated in the Pagasetic Sea, build amphitheatrically within rich nature. It has a great appeal on tourists gained by the surrounding beaches, Abovos with its multicolored pebbles, Kalifteri and Lagoudi with their sandy coasts and their crystal clear waters, Kalifteri is counted as one of the best beaches of the Pagasetic and has earned the blue flag of the Hellenic Company of Nature Preservation. The attractive beaches, the small fishing boats, the rich nature, the glaring sun and the many tourism amenities create to the visitor a feeling as if they are on an island.
According to mythology, Argo passed from the port of Afissos and got its water supplies for their quest to the distant Kolhida. The very first village establishments are not known, however, in the area of Pyrgos, near the Afissos delta, ruins have been discovered that indicate that the area was developed even in ancient years.
The village of Afissos is suggested for either relaxed family holidays or for those who seek nightlife adventures. In the organized beaches you can enjoy swimming, watersports and if you’re lucky attend to a nearby party. In the picturesque port you can rest at an ouzeri (sea food tavern) and have delicious meze and if your stamina is still high you can set right off for an excursion round the village and its sights. For moving around faster you can rent a bike and discover the area's beauties.
Follow the traditional cobbled paths, one of which leading to the scenic square and see the fountain where the Argonauts got their water supplies. Century old plane trees and two small bridges surround the square providing the necessary shade and refreshment.
Continue your walk and stop to the religious monuments of the village, the church of Agia Marina and the stone chapel of Prophitis Ilias. For the celebration of Agia Marina, every year on the 17th of July a fair is held with traditional music and dances.
Finally if you like to discover the surrounding areas, south of Afissos, a path leads to the charming village of Lefokastro.
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