About Archaeology in Anafi

The Archaeological Collection of Anafi includes statues and other very interesting discoveries from excavations on the island, now displayed in the main town. The Kastelli hill on which the ancient city was located extends to an altitude of 327 metres. Ruins of the Anafian city-state called Asty can be seen there. The city was probably established in the 8th century BC by Dorian colonists, who dominated island life until the end of antiquity.

The city walls and many ruins of the city’s cemetery are also at Kastelli, sor are important finds from the Roman period, during which the island flourished, are scattered throughout the area; one particularly impressive finding is the sarcophagus located next to the historic chapel of Panagia in Dokari

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