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History: Its the southest island of the Cyclades. Santorini  is the nearest island. Hora  with the picturesque windmills is the  village in the island. Agios Nicolas and Klisid are small communities. According to Mythology the island was named Anaphi because it emerged from the depths of the sea to offer refuge and save the Argonauts from a fierce storm.

Of course many say that the name simply stands for the cic-existence of snakes in the island- "aney opheon" ("without snakes"). In the 5th century BC Anaphi was a member of the Athenian alliance. During the Middle Age it belonged to the Duchy of Naxos. In 1537 it is conquered by the Turks and is fried in 1821 with the rest of Greece.

In spite of its small gegoraphic size, Anafi has mythological and archeological interest. On the place of Apollans' Aiglita's temple which was replaced latest by the monastery of Panagias Kalamiotisas (whose little ruins still exist) there are tombs of Aphrodite, Asklipios and tisian Zeus. Giakinthia and Grania are celeb rated there.

During the kingdom of Othonas, many habitants of Anaphi moved to Athens and build their community as today's Anaphiotika, in  the northEast side of Acropolis, above Plaka.

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Hydra Island


Welcome to Hellas (Greece) and welcome to Hydra! it's probably impossible to fit all of Hydra's fascinating beauty in this small pamphlet. We have attempted, however, to give a short description of the island that has enough to offer the visitor and guarantees a memorable vacation.

The healthy dry climate, the friendly people, the sparkling warm waters and the picturesque harbor that at sundown transforms into a cosmopolitan city full of sports, scuba diving, trips to the islander historical monasteries, donkey rides in town, shopping In the stores along the harbor, good food in the taverner and restaurants, and all night partying at the bars and music clubs around town.

The high quality and exquisite service characteristic of the hotels and other shops and restaurants fit perfectly the strict standards of the highest class visitors and the jet set from all over the world that come to Hydra every year.

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