Top Beaches to Visit in Anafi, Greece
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The relatively untouched island of Anafi is located in the waters near Santorini. It has a laid-back vibe and is a quiet place. It has all the beauty of a Greek island without the crowds that places like Santorini and Mykonos see. One of the biggest selling points of a trip to Anafi is its stunning beach landscape, offering visitors an oasis of fun in the sun. Here are six of the best beaches to put on your trip itinerary when visiting Anafi. Here’s more information
Sparkling waters and tamarisk trees highlight Kleisdi Beach. Located at the southern tip of the island, Kleisdi is close to the main port of Agios Nikolaos. You can reach this beach with just a 20-minute stroll from the port. Because of its proximity to the port, it is no surprise that Kleisdi is the choice for many tourists looking to enjoy the amenities and conveniences of the Chora Village.
Boasting a length of approximately 300 meters, Roukounas Beach is one of the longest beaches on Anifa. Guests will find a respite from the searing sun of the Mediterranean with the many tamarisks trees that dot the landscape of this stretch of sand. Camping is allowed at this beach, making it a popular destination for people who want to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Greek islands.
Agios Nikolaos Beach
As the only port on the island, Agios Nikolaos is situated within two towering cliffs with a bay. Only a few meters from the port, you will find the beach of Agios Nikolaos. While the beach is not large in scope, it does offer a few amenities nearby such as a cafeteria and a few lively taverns. You will also find rooms to rent if you want to set up your home base here.
If you are looking for a secluded beach to relax and rejuvenate, look no further than Katsouni Beach. This charming pebble beach features a narrow shore paired with a rocky beach. The barren surroundings make you feel as if you are miles away from civilization. You can access this remote beach by boat or it is about a 30-minute walk from Chora Village.
Agios Anargyri Beach
Situated on the eastern side of Anafi, Agios Anargyri Beach is named after the church of Agioi Anargyroi. The soft sandy beach is perfectly juxtaposed with the stunning crystal waters. Visitors may arrive at the beach via boat or you can walk from the ancient temple of Apollo. Agios Anaygryi is the perfect place to watch the sun sparkle over the Aegean Sea.
Agios Ioannis Beach
While visiting the chapel of Agios Ioannis (Saint John), be sure to check out the beach of the same name. Most people arrive by boat or make the visit part of a day hike. A beautiful hiking path connects Roukounas Beach to Agios Ioannis Beach and ends at the Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi.
Regardless of the beach that you choose to enjoy on Anafi, you will do so with the confidence of knowing that you will immediately feel transported to a magical island paradise.
This post was written by Greek Boston