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The Diafani Anafi ferry route connects Dodecanese Islands with Cyclades Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Anek Lines. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 8 hours 30 minutes.
Diafani Anafi sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Located on the Greek island of Karpathos, the second largest of the Dodecanese group of islands in the Aegean Sea, is the town and port of Diafani. Karpathos lies roughly 50 km to the south west of the island of Rhodes in the part of the Mediterranean Sea called the Carpathian Sea. There are 11 villages on the island, one of which is Diafani which is located in the north of the island. The island is characterised by rugged mountains in the north and fertile fields in the south with an abundance of flowers in the winter and spring months. Visitors to the island can find amazing beaches, sometimes without crowds, nestling between the island's craggy cliffs.
The island has managed to retain its charm mainly because of its relatively remote location. The island has managed to preserve many of its traditional forms of dress, customs and dialect.
Karpathos is connected to neighbouring islands and to the mainland by ferry. The ferries provide transport to and from Piraeus, via Crete and Rhodes.
The Greek island of Anafi is one of the Cyclades group of islands and is located to the east of the island of Santorini. According the legend, Anafi, a paradise of pristine beauty and 'exotic' beaches with crystal clear waters, has emerged from the bottom of the Aegean Sea to provide shelter to the Argonauts. If you approach the island from the Bay of Ayios Nikolaos you will see before you the picturesque town laid out in front of you. It was built on the ruins of a Venetian castle and is characterised by narrow stone alleys and whitewashed houses.
The Rock of Kalamos, in the east of the island, is a popular attraction. It is the second highest monolithic limestone after Gibralta and is especially popular with climbers who enjoy the challenge of the rock. Also of interest in the Temple of Apollo the Anafian and the Monastery of Zoodochos Piyi which are located at the base of the rock. For fitter climbers, there is another monastery on the top of Kalamos, where a amazing views of the sea and the nearby islands can be had.