Anafi Chora Village

Chora Anafi: The village of Chora is the capital of Anafi, one of the most unspoilt Greek islands. Built amphitheatrically at an altitude of nearly 200m above sea level, this sparsely populated hill-top village is a treasure trove of nature's delights with its natural footpaths, caves, wild rocks and spectacular views of the island and the sea. Charming white-washed houses, arched single-room houses, beautiful churches, little squares and wind mills built on the ruins of an old Venetian palace make up this quaint village whose relative isolation has been attracting many tourists in recent times.

Although Chora is far from being on a popular itinerary, it has become a favorite destination, particularly for the tourists who are on the look out for some serenity. The village can be reached from the tiny port of Agios Nikolaos by an asphalt road. Traveling around the village has to be done on foot or on a mule as there are no vehicles-on-hire. Small taverns, cafes bars and ouzeries can be found in Chora offering local dishes. Other local specialties include thyme honey, flower honey and olive oil.

As for the sights to see, visitors have to choose among small chapels and archaeological ruins. The Monastery of Zoodochos Pighi, the Monastery of Panagia Kalamiotissa, the Roman cemetery, the ruins of the ancient town and the remains of the temple of Anafaios Apollo, all these sights can be appreciated in areas close to Chora.

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