In the beautiful small Anafi, besides golden beaches you will find many other places that you must visit and activities that you can do alone or with your beloved ones.
Chora is the largest village of the island and it is a traditional settlement with about 270 permanent residents; a country that differs from those of the rest of the Cyclades complex due to its vaulted one-room houses. This is how the majority of the houses are built in this village. No vehicles are allowed, so you can only walk around Chora's beautiful alleys. You can start from the square of Agios Nikolaos, with the church that was named by, and then go up to the castle to visit the church of Agios Georgios and admire the magnificent view of the Aegean.
After swimming in the sea, almost the entire population of the island, permanent and visitors, meet in Chora as most of the shops, restaurants and bars are located here.
Mt Kalamos & Panagia
It is the second largest monolith in Europe after Gibraltar; really awe-inspiring. It's no coincidence that the French traveler Joseph Pitton de Tournefort said that it's one of the scariest rocks in the world. Rare species of flora have found shelter in Kalamos and for this reason it's included in the network of Natura 2000 protected areas.
At the top of the mountain, at an altitude of 460 meters is located the Monastery of Kalamiotissa. The way up to the top from the Monastery of Zoodochou Pigi is unique but also tiring, especially during the summer months. It is worth the endeavor though; you will definitely be rewarded when you reach the Monastery. Many choose to spend the night in the courtyard of the Monastery, as the sunrise from there is impressive.
On the north side of Kalamos and after taking the path that starts from the monastery you will find the Dragon Cave with its impressive spout exceeding 10 meters in height.
Anafi is an island that has always attracted lovers of alternative tourism and especially hikers, owing to the extensive network of selected trails. The trails run through the whole island and cross points of great interest.
For more information about them visit
the following site:
Apart from the above, there are
certainly many more interesting places such as the Archaeological sites of the
island, the Anafiotika "houses" and the numerous chapels scattered
throughout the island.