• Drakontospilo: cave on the north side of Kalamos, accessible only via a path. Its mouth exceeds 10 m in height, while the water dripping from the walls creates golden-green deposits, columns, natural troughs and stalactites. It is considered that it ends in another smaller cave on the south side of the monolithic rock.
  • Prasa: in the south of the island there is an unexplored cave with stalactites and stalagmites.


The Kalamos peninsula with its steep limestone slopes, over 350-400 m high, is a special challenge for climbers.


Anafi has deep cold and clear waters that are suitable for diving, so you will admire the rich seabed with many types of fish.


  • Mount Kalamos: Located in the southeastern part of the island, it is a jewel of Anafi, causing indescribable awe to every visitor. Specifically, it is an impressive limestone rock with a height of 460 m, connected to the rest of the island by a small isthmus. In addition, it is considered the second largest in the Mediterranean, after Gibraltar, while it is included in the Natura network of protected areas. It hosts rare species of flora and presents impressive geomorphological elements. The rock was inhabited in medieval times as a place of refuge from the various raiders.


The most interesting hiking routes are the following:

Chora – Kasteli – Agios Mamas – Kato Moni Kalamiotissa 4.6 km.: Route to the eastern part of the island, which passes the Kasteli hill with the remains of the ancient city, continues to the landscape of the Kalamos Peninsula, included in the Natura 2000 and ends at the Lower Monastery of Panagia Kalamiotissa at the foot of Mount Kalamos.

Lower Monastery of Kalamiotissa – Upper Monastery of Kalamiotissa 2.55 km: The trail takes about an hour, starts at the foot of Kalamos and leads to its top, where the Upper Monastery of Panagia is located overlooking the sea.

Chora – Agios Dimitrios – Agios Antonios 1.9 km.: Route that starts from Chora and ends at the picturesque church of Agios Antonios with the frescoes of the 14th century, on the eastern coast of the island.

Chora – Stavros – Vigla – Panagia toni Vouvo 1.70 km.: A path to the highest peak of the island, Vigla, which in the past was an observatory.

Chora – Vounia – Vrysi: Route that goes to the north side of the island and ends in Vrysi, a green location.

Chora – Vagia – Lakkoi: Walking towards the western side of the island, which ends in Vagia with the sulfur thermal springs.

At the top of Kalamos (Panagia Kalamiotissa)

Chora – Vagia – Plakes 500 m.

Chora – Roukounas – Megas Potamos – Monastery of Zoodochos Pigis (Kalamiotissa)


  • Archaeological collection: located in Chora, and there exhibits statues from the Ancient City of Kasteli.
  • Ancient City: located in Kasteli, where the ruins of the ancient city, the Sarcophagus and the chapel of Panagia tou Dokari are exhibited.
  • Ancient Port “Katelimatsa”: most of it is submerged in the sea.
  • Pyrgi: in this location, southwest of the island, there are ruins of the castle that served as an observation post.
  • Vigla: On the highest mountain of Anafi at a height of 582 meters in the middle of the island, around 900-1000 AD. the Fryktorias were located, one of the centers of information and consultation in the Mediterranean.


  • Canoe
  • Sea excursions


Monastery of Zoodochos Pigis – Kalamos (old Monastery of Kalamiotissa): it is located at the foot of the Kalamos rock and is built on the ruins of the temple of Apollo Aiglitis.

Kalamiotissa Monastery: located on the top of the rock.

Agios Antonios: Byzantine temple in a steep and deserted location in the north of the island.

Post-Byzantine churches: Agios Mamas, Panagia in Dokari

Churches in Chora: Holy Cross, Agios Nikolaos, Assumption of the Virgin, Agios Georgios.


Archaeological Collection of Anafi: Located in Chora. There are kept finds, mainly sculptures, inscriptions, and tombstones, dating from the Hellenistic and Roman times and coming from the ancient city of Anafi (Kastelli) and other archaeological sites of the island.


Hyacinthia: 3-day sports events in August in honor of Apollo. At the end, a feast is held in the square of Agios Nikolaos in Chora.

Argonauts: August 15th is celebrated in memory of the Argonauts. Photography and folklore exhibitions are organized in Chora.

July 20: The festival of Prophet Elias in Vrysi.

July 27: Of the Prophet Elias.

September 7-8: The biggest festival of the island, in the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi. The faithful climb up to the Monastery, where many spend the night. Food, raki and wine are offered.

October 27: Agios Dimitrios in Mantourlos.

January 17: Agios Antonios.


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