Anafi

anafi

Anafi is located east of Santorini which is the southeastern islands of the Cyclades, in Greece. The island's distance from Piraeus port is 155 nautical miles. Main port of the island is Agios Nikolaos.

Chora, the capital of the island, is characterized by the authentic island architecture, with numerous domed houses, narrow streets leading to the Venetian Castle and the wonderful view to the endless blue of Aegean sea.

The island of Anafi has to present a rich cultural history and folklore, with many monuments and settlements testify to the remarkable growth both in antiquity and in modern course. At the same time, remarkable customs have their roots deep in time and maintain the tradition of the place.

The main attractions of the island is a Kastelli where finds from the Roman period, the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi or Panagia Kalamiotissa where is built over the eminent ancient temple of Apollo Aeglitis, the Agios Ioannis Theologos in Drapano, the Panagia ton Vouvon towards Vryssi, The tall monolithic rock plays host to rare species of flora and at Pyrgi can be seen quite clearly Remains of an ancient observatory tower.

The natural beauty of Anafi island is an attraction for hikers. Traditional mule paths, some dating from Classical times, criss-cross the island and open up unexpected views of the magnificent landscape. They lead to lonely beaches, remote mountain scenery, secret valleys and many unspoiled hamlets.

The Paths of Anafi are :

1) Chora – Roukounas – Agios Ioannis – Megas Potamos – the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi (Kalamiotissa).

2) Kastelli – Iera Odos (Agios Mamas – Zoodochos Pigi Monastery). 

3) Agios Mamas – Agios Dimitrios – Agios Antonios. 

4) The Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi – Kalamos (old Monastery of Kalamiotissa). 

5) Chora – Stavros – Rachidi – Lakkous. 

Anafi has many beautiful beaches to satisfy even the most demanding visitor. Other are sandy, pebble others, others are rocky coastline, but all have crystal clear water that you can not resist their charm.

The idyllic beaches of the island are :

Kleisidi, Katsouni, Flamourou, Kalaggathi, Prassa, Vagia, Kyparissi, Mikros Roukounas, Megalos Roukounas, Katalymatsa, Megas Potamos, Aghioi Anargyroi, and the circumnavigation of the Kalamos peninsula consisting of limestone cliffs ideal for mountaineers and climbers.

Anafi is a hospitable island of the Cyclades, in Greece where you will enjoy beautiful walks, swim in beautiful beaches and you will discover landscapes overlooking the endless blue.

Useful phones

Police

22860 61216

Port Authority of Santorini

22860 22239

Medical Unit

22860 61215

Post Office

22860 61203

Transactions:

There are no banks on Anafi. Transactions can be carried out via an ATM.

Medical:

In the island does not exist pharmacy. Medicines are granted by the cottage hospital with notebook of health.

 

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