A charming little island in the southern tip of the Cyclades, awaits you, who yearn for tranquility vacations. In the shadow of Santorini, the Anafi island remains unaltered and wins a place in our heart. Even though it is also known as an island of the “barren line”, this could be the reason why it has managed to remain unchanged throughout the years.
A refuge for everyone and not only Jason and the Argonauts who had this need on their return from Colchis. According to Greek mythology, this is how Anafi was born: Apollo in order to save them created the island, which emerged with his order.
In this article we will try to present you the main elements of the island, its attractions, the activities you can do while enjoying your vacations there and the ferry itineraries to and from the island. Book cheap ferry tickets to and from Anafi island with Sea Speed Lines easily and quickly by clicking here.
A small island full of beauties worth discovering. A place with nice and hospitable people. Beaches with crystal clear waters and locations that you will remember forever. See below what you can do in this magical place and book a boat trip to Anafi easily, quickly and with the best ferry ticket price with Sea Speed ferries.
The port of Anafi in the bay of Agios Nikolaos is just 2 km from the town of Anafi, which is the only organized settlement on the island. Built amphitheatrically with the typical Cycladic architecture and cobbled streets, waits for you to explore it. At the top of the hill dominate the ruins of the Venetian castle. The view from there will captivate you.
Tip: You can visit the ruins of Anafi castle at sunset to enjoy a magnificent view with beautiful colors.
In Anafi, climbing enthusiasts can practice their sport in the monolith of Kalamos, which is considered the second largest in the Mediterranean. Pay attention to the months of July and August when the temperatures are quite high.
Hiking enthusiasts will also encounter many marked trails in Anafi with a total area of 18 km. Depending on your interests, you can choose trails of historical or cultural significance, or trails with beautiful natural scenery.
Do not miss the traditional festivals of Anafi. If you are in Anafi, do not miss its festivals. You are most likely to achieve this on the 15th of August, known as Argonaftika, while the biggest is the one on September 7-8, which takes place at the Monastery of Zoodochou Pigi.
Beautiful and wild beaches with a sparkle of fairytale, with waters that invite you to dive: This is Anafi! In most beaches, access is not easy except of a boat or a long walk approach. In any case, the place you will meet compensates you.
Wonderful and ideal to relax the beaches of the island that we recommend:
Other beautiful beaches are Agioi Anargyroi and Megas Potamos near Kalamos, as well as the coast of Katalymatsa with its impressive red rocks.
The gastronomic map of Anafi is rich with local delicacies that you will remember forever. Delicacies that your palate will recall but also pure local products, all made with pure Mediterranean taste: this is Anafi. You should try the cheese bread of Anafi and the local “pitaria” that are homemade spaghetti from a thin sun-dried dough sheet, the cream cheese, the boiled cheese. Do not forget to taste the Anafi’s “kuluridia”, which look like soup but are essentially lumps of dough, boiled in goat's milk. The same goes for Skordobalota, which are small cylindrical pieces of dough served with tomato sauce, garlic and grated cheese. Delicious meats, fish and local delicacies such as sweet cheese pies (melirota), stuffed (fried sesame, almonds, orange zest and cinnamon cloves, in crescents of thin dough in syrup) and of course the “koufeto”, which is a honey mixed with peeled almonds.
Once you reach Anafi you will see the port in the bay of Agios Nikolaos. There or in Anafi Town you will find an ATM, in case you need cash. Also in Chora, as it is the only organized settlement of the island you will find cafes, restaurants, mini markets, but also the regional doctor's office if you need it.
As for you who want to stay on the island, the island has a few rooms for rent mainly in Manolas. Transportation to the island is carried out by a municipal bus that runs from Riva to Manolas and Potamos. As the island is very small in size, hiking enthusiasts can walk around it in only one day. Some useful phones for your vacation in Thirasia:
Anafi Police Station: +30 2286061216
Anafi Regional Clinic: +30 2286061215
Anafi Port Authority: +30 2286061220
Municipality of Anafi: +30 2286061266
Customer Service Center of Anafi: +30 2286061390
Anafi Local Bus: +30 2286061266
Anafi Post Office: +30 2286061203
If you choose to travel by ferry, know that the ship of our company "Olympus" connects Anafi with Athens, through the port of Piraeus with itineraries that run all year round.
You can view Sea Speed ferries timetables and book cheap ferry tickets to Anafi easily and quickly. Pack your bags and hop on the ferry for an unforgettable summer vacation in Anafi!
If you are considering the island of Anafi for your holidays this year, book easy and cheap ferry tickets with our company Sea Speed ferries to reach Anafi comfortably and pleasantly. By observing all the necessary disinfection and precautionary measures for Covid-19 we can guarantee you a pleasant and safe trip. With a weekly departure Saturday to Saturday, from the port of Piraeus, the ship "Olympus" and its crew are waiting you for unforgettable holidays! See here the itinerary from Piraeus to Anafi.
Anafi is geographically located at the Cyclades. With the ship of our company "Olympus" you can use the geographical advantage of the island and explore nearby islands with island hopping. Wonderful and picturesque, the Cycladic islands that you can see with easy multiple ticket booking are the idyllic Sifnos, the cosmopolitan Santorini, the unrealistic Milos and the quiet Anafi. Holiday destinations of all tastes!
If you are thinking in which islands to go to during your stay in Anafi, look no further. See the interactive map of Sea Speed ferries and find all the itineraries that our company operates from the island. So, you can easily and quickly book ferry tickets with just a few clicks starting here. We at Sea Speed ferries are here to help you organize an unforgettable summer vacation and do not forget that with a single click you can always contact us!
If you choose a ferry trip for your vacation, see through the page of Sea Speed ferries all the available itineraries performed by our company and book ferry tickets easily and quickly without extra charges, to experience the magic of Anafi in the heart of the Aegean. We are at your disposal for any questions, in order to help you organize your dream vacation in Anafi, with the cheapest tickets on the market.
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