Anafi belongs to the island complex of the Cyclades, is located east of Santorini and is about 150 nautical miles from Piraeus. The capital of the island is Anafi (Chora), which dominates at an altitude of 260 meters above the port of Agios Nikolaos.
Although it is a small island, Anafi has a long history from antiquity until today. Mythology states that it was first inhabited by the Phoenicians, from whom it took the name Memvliaros, also the name of their leader. In addition, according to mythology again, the Argonauts fell on a severe storm on their return from Colchis and prayed to the god Apollo asking for his help. Apollo responded by revealing to them the island which they named Anafi.
The island over the centuries was inhabited by Dorians, Franks, Byzantines, Venetians and Ottomans, while throughout the interwar period it was a place of exile.
To reach Anafi you can take the ferry from the port of Piraeus, where the journey takes about 11 hours. There are also connections from the surrounding islands, some of which can be reached by air.