ANAFI | GREEK ISLANDS | CYCLADES
Anafi is located at the southeastern edge of the Cyclades island complex; the nearest island is Santorini (Thera). Newcomers arrive at the port of Agios Nikolas and then head for Chora, the capital. With an open view to the Cretan Sea, Chora is the only organized settlement, in the typical Cycladic style but with its own unique features. All excursions to the island’s unique countryside start in Chora or the port. Anafi is gradually claiming its stake on the tourism market. It is currently in a position to offer all necessary services to travellers, who do not arrive in Anafi as a regular tourist, but usually have all the characteristics of the explorers of old times; explorers of a virgin and unworldly landscape, discovered each time anew by land and by sea.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN ANAFI
Anafi is an isolated island at the edge of the Cyclades and has an extremely beautiful Hora with tiny Byzantine churches, several windmills, a castle and houses with vaulted roofs.
Among the things you should look for are the Panagia tis Kalamiotissas Monastery on Prassia bay, the Drakondospilia Cave (near the monastery), Vagia, the only place on the island where there is greenery and running water, the sunken ancient town at Katalimatsa and the remains of the temple of Apollo at Kastelli.
The Anafian countryside is characterized by isolated clusters of farmhouses, which have common morphological elements that make them unique in the Aegean. They are located almost throughout the Anafian countryside.
The best beaches are all in the south part of the island such as Katsouni, Mikros and Megalos Roukounas, Megas Potamos, Agioi Anargyri and Prassies.
Visitors will fall permanently in love with the unique landscape and the wonderful hospitality offered by the friendly islanders.
FOOTPATHS IN ANAFI
Anafi is an ideal destination for explorer-travellers, who will meet the challenge of discovering unknown facets of the Anafian countryside, through an extensive network of selected footpaths. This network, with an overall length of 18 kilometres, covers most of the island and forms the Footpaths of Historical and Cultural Interest, which cross sites or lead to destinations that have a special historical-cultural or environmental significance.
HOW TO GET TO ANTIPAROS
By air from Athens, El. Venizelos airport, with Aegean Airlines to Santorini and then by ferry to Anafi.
Or directly from Piraeus port by ferry.