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Anafi island

Relaxing holidays in a quiet beach in Anafi

About Anafi

general information
  • Anafi belongs to the Cyclades islands cluster
  • Area: 38 square km
  • Distance from Piraeus is 145 nautical miles
  • Nearest cycladic island is Santorini
  • Connection with Piraeus port of Athens
  • Connection with the islands of Santorini, Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Kythnos, Kea and Syros
Short Description
From a distance, Anafi, in the south-east corner of Cyclades, looks like no more than an isolated rock in the ocean.

According to the myths, the Argonauts sought refuge from a storm in the island.

Archaeological finds have demonstrated that Anafi was inhabited in antiquity. A road leads from the pictures que harbour of Agios Nikolaos up to Hora, the only settlement of any size, built on a naturally amphitheatrical site in the centre of the island.

Pristine beach photo at sunsetThe monastery of Our Lady 'Kalamiotissa' (18th century, standing in the precinct of a temple of Apollo Aegletus), the Venetian castle near Hora, and the church of St. Athanasius are among the special sights.

The beaches of Anafi, whether sandy or pebbly, are lapped by crystal-clear water. The local religious feasts are very lively, and so are the island dances. A few rooms are available for rent on the island for those who enjoy quiet holidays close to nature. There are infrequent ferry sailing from Piraeus.

How to get there
Anafi can be accessed from Piraeus port. Regular connection with the islands of Santorini, Ios, Folegandros, Sikinos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Kythnos, Kea (Tzia) and Syros.

Alternatively you can land to Santorini airport and then get the local boat to Anafi.

Old windmill in Anafi
Traditional settlement in Anafi

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