The name "Afantou" or "Afandou" means "invisible" as the village was built out of the sight of pirates coming from the sea in past times. The village is 800 m far from the Argiro Village and counts today around 5.500 inhabitants. It offers numerous restaurants, bars and shops. It is nowadays a large and modern village, but it has kept a lot of its narrow streets and traditional houses.
Local festival days: Saint Lukas on the 18th of October and Saint George in April.
The popular pebble and sand beach of Afantou is 4 kilometers long and attracts a lot of tourists as well as locals. You will find there water sports, umbrellas and sunbeds to rent and, most important of all, clean waters.
The Golf Course
The Afantou Golf Course is situated opposite the Argiro Village, but its entrance is about 400m away from the hotel. It is a modern 18-hole course (73 par) and exists since 1973. It is open all year round. Rental equipment and golf lessons are to be booked there.
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