Sep 4, 2014

Anafi, our neighbouring island!

Santorini is part of a complex of islands called Cyclades, since al the islands together form a cycle. Santorini and Anafi are the two southest islands of the Cyclades and you can see Anafi on the east of Santorini. Anafi means light from heaven, since a temple dedicated to Apollo, the god of light, was built there. According to an old myth, some seamen were lost and prayed to the god Apollo for visibility. When the atmosphere suddenly cleared, the seamen saw the island of Anafi and were saved. They then built the temple on the island to thank the god.