Afandou’s streets are nice and leafy, so there’s plenty of opportunity to dive into the shade as you nosy around its dinky souvenir shops looking for locally-made carpets. Next to the town hall in the village square, you’ll find the Orthodox Church with an ornate tower frontage – pop inside to admire its 17th-century art collection. As you mooch about the rest of town, there are more than enough café pit-stops for a coffee or an ouzo.
By the sea shore
The beach here is a sand-and-shingle number, complete with balmy waters that are great for swimming, and some rocky outcrops where snorkelling adventures await. It’s the island’s longest stretch for starters, and fairly crowd-free, so you’re bound to bag a spot all to yourself. But don’t worry, there are a bunch of handy beach bars to keep you well refreshed.