Visible from every angle Kalamos, in the southeastern part of the island, 22 kilometers far from Chora, is a magnificent monument of nature and, undoubtedly, the jewel of Anafi. It is an imposing limestone rock formation 460 m high that connects to the rest of the island through a small isthmus.
According to local folklore, as you approach it, you feel something weighing on you. It is no coincidence that the French traveller Tournefort called it: “one of the most terrible rocks in the world”! In fact, it is considered the second largest in the Mediterranean Sea, after Gibraltar, while it is included in the Natura network of protected areas.
It hosts rare species of flora and presents impressive geomorphological structure. The rock was inhabited – at least occasionally – in medieval times as a shelter by various raiders.