Anafi is a Greek island in Cyclades, Aegean Sea. It lies east of the island of Santorini and these two islands are the southeast islands of the Cyclades. The capital is Anafi (Chora) which is declared as a traditional settlement and is located in the southern part of the island.
The main port of the island is Agios Nikolaos. Chora, one of the most beautiful capitals among Cyclades, is built at an altitude of 260 meters with a panoramic view, vaulted houses and narrow streets that lead to the old castle situated right in the center of the settlement.
Anafi, almost untouched by time, has golden beaches and shimmering waters. The beaches of Anafi constitute a comparative advantage for the island particularly for their virgin and exotic character, which attracts lovers of desert landscape.
Moreover, the rocky shores of Anafi are of great interest for various categories of visitors. These are the most appropriate place for sea trips with a rib boat.
Starting from the port to tour along the southern coastline, Kleisidi village, a little oasis, will amaze you with its sandy beach and local dishes in the picturesque tavernas. Day trips will provide visitors the opportunity to explore the island and swim in unique, quiet beaches. The tour can be extended south of Anafi, towards the surrounding small islands and be a pleasant adventure: to the small Anafopoula island, which is the "satellite" of the Anafi, or to the Megalo and Mikro Ftena, Pahia or Anafopoulo, Makria, Anhydro and Punta of Drapanos.
The cruise distance around the island is about 17 miles. You can start from the port and go to the east following the southern shoreline. Then head off to the islet Fteno, where the church of St. Peter is located, built on ancient ruins. The next stops, namely Katsouni, Flamourou and Mikros Roukounas, are amazing small retreats with fine golden sand and crystal waters.
Famous local dishes to try are “kavourmas” (pork sautéed with onions, cheese and eggs), “koulouridia” (soup of dough boiled in milk), “pataria” (local homemade spaghetti), braised goat, “tzonari” (salted pork meat with wine), “tsilardia”, “skordompalota”, stuffed sweets (thin dough stuffed with almonds, sesame and herbs), “melitera” and “kserotigana”.