Anafi with the small islands Ftena, Pacheia and Makra Satellite image
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Anafi (Ανάφη) is a small island and community (c. 30km²) of the Cyclades with a population of 273 (2001)
Agios Nikolaos is a small village, harbour of Anafi, mainly people stay there during the summer months. At the center of the island is Kalamos, a hill (monolith) with the church of Panagia Kalamiotissa, build in the 17th century. Near Kalamos was in antiquity a temple of Apollo (according to mythology founded by the Argonauts).
Near Agios Nikolaos is the settlement Kleisidi. From this place it is possible to see the small surrounding islands of Anafi, Ftena, Makra and Pachia.
In antiquity there was a settlement of Phoenicians in Anafi. The island was a Dorian colony. In the 5th century BC it was part of the Athenian empire, in the byzantine time part of Naxos.
Since 1537 it was under the Ottomanian rule. Since 1830 like other Cyclades islands it is again part of Greece
Anafí, sign with warning, " Nude bathing prohibited" 2004, © I.M.F.J. Joukes
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