Its the southest island of the Cyclades. Santorini is the nearest island. Hora
with the picturesque
windmills is the village in the island. Agios Nicolas
and Klisid are small communities. According to Mythology the
island was named Anaphi because it emerged from the depths of
the sea to offer refuge and save the Argonauts from a fierce
Of course many say that the name simply
stands for the
cic-existence of snakes in the island- "aney opheon"
("without snakes"). In the 5th century BC Anaphi was
a member of the Athenian alliance. During the Middle Age it
belonged to the Duchy of Naxos. In 1537 it is conquered by the
Turks and is fried in 1821 with the rest of Greece.
of its small gegoraphic size, Anafi has mythological and
archeological interest. On the place of Apollans' Aiglita's
temple which was replaced latest by the monastery of Panagias
Kalamiotisas (whose little ruins still exist) there are tombs
of Aphrodite, Asklipios and tisian Zeus. Giakinthia and Grania
are celeb rated there.
During the kingdom of Othonas, many
habitants of Anaphi moved to Athens and build their community
as today's Anaphiotika, in the northEast side of
Acropolis, above Plaka.
>> Cyclades Islands : Amorgos, Anafi,