Anafi is a small Cycladic island near Santorini without the fame and glamor of its neighbor but it rewards visitors with its natural beauty, serenity and warm hospitality.
Despite the ferry trip required to reach it that lasts several hours, Anafi is a top destination for those in need of a serene holiday. It is ideal for relaxation, for those who prefer peace and quiet. You can lay in the golden sand of Roukounas beach and enjoy the sun and the blue, crystal-clear waters without the hustle and bustle of the more well-known islands in the Cyclades.
The center of the island, Chora, is full of white, cubic houses and chapels, and is built on top of a mountain, offering visitors a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. The architecture and colors are typical of the Cyclades.
The view from Chora is much like the view from the Caldera in Santorini. What is really impressive though is the cleanliness of the narrow streets, the freshly painted houses, the quiet atmosphere and the leisurely friendliness of the locals.
To visitors to is suggested to walk around the island or hire boats to visit the beaches, the most famous being Roukounas. There are also a few nice restaurants and cafes where visitors can relax, eat local delicacies, have a drink and admire the idyllic view.
Anafi also has archaeological as well as mythological interest. At the monastery of Panagia Kalamiotisa there are ruins of a temple built as an offering to the god Apollo Aegletus. According to mythology, the island was given the name Anafi because Apollo made it appear to the Argonauts as a shelter from a bad storm, using his bow to shed light upon it.
Once in Anafi, one can stay at the Golden Beach Resort Anafi. Located at the edge of a cliff overlooking the Kameni Lagkada beach, the resort is built in line with the local architectural style and with total respect to the surrounding environment.
Golden Beach Resort Anafi is ideal to enjoy the unique beauty of the little Cycladic island. The elegant suites, the fine services and the friendly staff will make the guest feel welcome, making the stay a memorable experience.