ANAFI - Trully unspoiled & quiet
Anafi is a Greek Island to get away from it all. It is a small and hilly island with friendly people and excellent beaches. It is a place for those who seek isolation, time to think.
According to Mythology, Anafi rose from the sea at Apollo's command, to protect Jason and the Argonauts who were beset by a storm, on their return voyage in quest of the Golden Fleece.
It is located at the southeastern edge of the Cyclades island complex and the nearest island is Santorini (Thera).
Visitors arrive at the port of Agios Nikolaos and then head to Hora, the capital of the island.
By Sea: There are a few links with Piraeus a week via the route to Paros, Naxos, Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros, Santorini. There also frequent trips from Santorini (journey time is about 2 hours).
By Air: Nearest international airport is at Santorini. You can check Santorini ferry schedules at www.openseas.gr
Bus service from port to Hora (capital) is available when a ferry calls at Anafi. During the summer, there are schedules a day from Hora to the port. Bus service also runs from Hora to the Monastery a few times a day, passing by some of the beaches.
Car and motorcycle rental is also available. Alternatively on foot or caique. Walking, scenery is fabulous.
Kalamos, beautiful sandy beach
Klisidi, tree backed lovely beach. Close to harbour.
Roukounas, excellent sandy beach with shade
(2 Km from the port) the island's capital is a typical Cycladic village, truly unspoiled, with narrow cobbled streets criss-cross the village, leading to the Venetian Castle (14th century). There is accommodation, tourist shop, and taverns.
Rest of the Island
The Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi was build in 1800s. A large part of the Monastery was destroyed in the 1956 earthquake. Monastery of Panagia Kalamiotisa is astonishingly perched on the eastern peninsula. The Monastery was named so, after an icon of the Virgin Mary was found hanging on a cane (kalami = cane). Very close to the Monastery are the remains of the Temple of Apollo. Agios Nikolaos is the port and a busy part of the island, with a few taverns, rooms to let and a tourist agency.
Distance from Piraeus: 145 Nautical Miles
Municipality : (+30) 22860 61266
Police: (+30) 22860 61216
Medical Centre: (+30) 22860 61215
Travel Agency: Τηλ. (+30) 22860 61220
There are no banks on Anafi Island. Transactions or money withdrawls can be carried out at cash point machines.