A small arid rock just a few nautical miles from the famous Santorini, the easternmost of the Cycladic Islands is a place that celebrates the beauty of simplicity and freedom.
According to legend, the god Apollo raised the island up from the depths of the Aegean during a terrible storm, to provide a refuge to the Argonauts on their way home from their quest for the Golden Fleece.
Today, this remote Cycladic island, with its highly individual character, bathed in the dazzling light of the Aegean, remains a unique haven of peace and tranquilly where modern travellers can recharge their batteries.
It is also an unparalleled destination for lovers of exploration, with exotic beaches and emerald waters reminiscent of a lost paradise, trails that cross the interior of the island along ancient sacred routes, legendary monasteries, and archaeological sites.
Kalamos, the second largest monolith in the Mediterranean after Gibraltar, is a breathtaking sight, while the atmospheric Anafi Town, perched on a hill overlooking the Aegean, is an enchanting setting for endless romantic walks along winding streets full of dazzling whitewashed buildings with vaulted roofs.
Genuinely welcoming and warm-hearted but also mysterious, Anafi is especially favoured by groups of young people, romantic couples, and free spirits, as well as celebrities who want to fly under the radar.