Beyond Santorini – Los and Anafi

Los island, Greece

Los island

Los island has three major villages, namely Ormos (Yialos), Hora and Milopotas. The most beautiful beach of them all is the Milopotas. For Hora, sometimes it is known as Chora has very small alleys and all around are white-wash houses. It may seemed like a quiet place in the day, but at night, it became a main party zone. Thus, you must see what it has to offer for its nightlife and also the archeological museum there. There resides the Homer’s tomb, an open-air theater, the Old castle Paleocastro, the marina and the beach of Maganari. Usually people go there to party, to do water sports such as wind-surfing, diving, waterskiing and also visit the prehistoric settlement on Skarkos. You should also try the Greek dishes, Mezze style, the Italian style wood fired pizza, Mediterranean desserts and dishes, tapas and meze dishes with an electic mix, fresh fish, international cuisine, bbq, sandwiches, waffles, smoothies and do also remember to try their house wine. If you like camping in Milopotas, try the Far Out Camping or PurplePig Star. You can easily find hotels that can accommodate up to four persons near the Mylopotas Beach and there are event apartments accommodation that are five minutes walk from the beach.

Anafi

Anafi

Anafi

Since you are near to Santorini and Los, you should also check out Anafi. It is a quiet, unspoilt island where tourists normally go there for recreational purposes. What you should see is the Monastery Zoodchou Pigis on the east of Anafi which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Be warned to be in proper clothing if you wish to enter the monastery. The other must see is the ancient settlement called Kastelli. It is a ruin site just on the way to the monastery so you would not missed it. Anafi is also good for walks other than the beaches. The three footpaths to follow are Klisidi, Katsouni and Megalos Roukounas. Expect fine soft sand at Klisidi. And at Katsouni, people even camp there. Megalos Roukounas offers the best beach of about 500meters. You can also find a snack bar there. The thing is to not take your car or motor bikes to the beach area. You are also recommended to check out the Alexandras Place which has a nice sea view and tasty fish. In the morning they serve breakfast as well. The other is the Margaritas Restaurant in Klisidi beach which serves every homemade from bread to their food. If you like a unique balcony view, that’s the place to go.

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