Getting There

Reaching the secluded island of Anafi, nestled in the Cyclades archipelago, may be an adventure in itself, but the peaceful atmosphere and picturesque scenery make the journey worthwhile. Here’s how to organize your trip to Anafi:


Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Anafi
One of the most popular ways to travel to Anafi is by boarding a ferry from Piraeus, Athens’ primary port. Since Anafi doesn’t have an airport, sea transport is the principal means of reaching the island. During summer, ferry services increase, usually providing 3-4 trips per week. The voyage lasts about 8-12 hours, depending on the ferry type and route. It’s recommended to secure your tickets ahead of time, particularly during peak season. Ferry schedules and ticket booking can be done online via ferry company websites or through travel agencies.

Ferry Connections from Neighboring Cycladic Islands
You can also access Anafi by taking a ferry from other Cycladic islands, such as Santorini, Naxos, or Paros. These routes are generally available in the summer, with varying frequencies depending on the departure island. The shortest trip, lasting around 1.5-2 hours, is from Santorini to Anafi. Remember to consult ferry schedules and book your tickets early to ensure a spot.

Getting Around


There’s a handfull of bus trips each day, from either the port of the main village Chora. The bus also goes past the main beaches 3-4 times a day. The times vary from year to year, but it’s easy to find your feet once there.

Bus Timetable (always check for accuracy please)


There are a couple of taxis on the island and due to it’s small size poping around is both cheap and quick. The bus driver doubles up as a taxi driver when he’s not shuttling the masses around, you can ask for his card on the bus.

Phone: +30 6987950445 +30 6970845622 +30 2286061350

Bike/Car Rental

Giannis MotoRent Phone: +30 6978251765

Manos Chalaris (ATVs, bikes, cars) Phone: +30 6974648447