Afandou

Afandou holidays

Afandou is a simple seaside village with a fairly untouched feel about it, so it’s easy to rub shoulders with the locals for a real-deal experience. And it has all the usual ingredients of a Greek island town: scenic beaches, taverna-stuffed streets and long sunny days. There’s even has a cute little toy train to get you to the beach and back.

About town

 

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.

 

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