According to the myths, the Argonauts sought refuge from a storm on this island. Anafi is about 30 kilometers at the west of Santorini. The island was covered by volcanic lava from the eruption of Santorini and very little grows on the island.
A road leads from the picturesque harbour of Agios Nikolaos up to Chora, built on a naturally amphitheatrical site in the center of the island. The monastery of Our Lady “Kalamiotissa” (18th century, standing in the precinct of a temple of Apollo Aegletus), the Venetian castle next to Chora, 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 festivals are very lively, and so are the island dances.
Agios Nikolaos is the island’s harbour and a bus rides to Chora every couple of hours during the day and evening. Otherwise, visitors can choose a half an hour walk up to get there. From Chora you will enjoy a wonderful view of islets to the south. Along the south coast you will find many excellent beaches with the must visit Klisidhi, Roukounas, Katelimatsa and Monastiri.