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The Karpathos 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 9 hours 35 minutes.
Karpathos 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 in the Dodecanese group of the islands, the Greek island of Karpathos lies in the eastern Aegean Sea and is the second largest of the Dodecanese islands. Its relatively remote location has meant that the island has managed to retain many of its traditions and customs, traditional dress and dialect which resembles the dialect of the Greek island of Crete and of Cyprus.
The island's north has many rugged mountains but in contrast the south of the island is quite fertile, and visitors can see many wildflowers during the winter and spring. The island's coastal areas are characterised by beautiful beaches which tend to be quiet and are often nestled between the island's cliffs. The island's beaches differ quite markedly from each other which is dependent on the beach's location. The east coast beaches tend to be smaller and gravelly, but tend not to be too windy. The beaches on the south coast tend to have fine white sand as do the beaches on the island's west coast, although these are the most exposed to the Meltemi and are only really available when the wind isn't too strong. Finally, the beaches in the north are difficult to get to and are really only accessible by sea or by jeep.
Ferries from Karpathos depart to the ports of Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Milos, Anafi, Sitia, Santorini, Chalki and Kasos.
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.