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Anafi Island




Anafi is a Cycladic island of the Aegean Sea.
Located east of Santorini and which constitute the southeast islands of the Cyclades and abstains from Piraeus 150 miles.
 
The capital is Anafi (Chora) , seat of the homonymous community declared traditional settlement located in the southern part of the island. The port and main port of the island is Agios Nikolaos.


Anafi maintained unchanged its name from the ancient times and even from mythical times consistently although very small in size island showing considerable interest over the centuries.
 
Hikking
The best way to experience the island of Anafi are the hikking trails.
The most interesting trekking routes are:

Chora - Kastelli –St. Mamas – Kato Moni Kalamiotissas 4,6km:
Path to the eastern part of the island, passing the Castelli hill with the remains of the ancient city to continue to landscape of the peninsula of Kalamos , included in the Natura 2000 network of nature and ends in Lower Monastery of Kalamiotissa at the foot of Mt. Kalamos .

Kato Moni Kalamiotissas - Ano Moni Kalamiotissas 2,55km:
The path takes about an hour, starting from the foot of Kalamos and  leads to the top, where the Old Monastery of Panagia overlooking the sea.

Chora – St. Dimitrios  - St. Antonios 1,9km:  The route starts from the town and leads to the picturesque chapel of Agios Antonios its 14th century frescoes on the eastern coast of the island.

Chora - Stavros - Vigla – Panagia of Vouves 1,70km A trail to the highest peak of the island, Vigla, previously was observatory.
 
Chora - Vounia - Vrysi
Path directed on the north side of the island and ends at the fountain , a green location. Chora - Vagia - Lakkoi: Walking to the western side of the island , resulting in Vaya with its hot sulfur springs .

Chora - Vagia – Plakes  500m

Chora - Roukounas – Megas Potamos – Moni Zoodoxou Pigis (Kalamiotissa)