According to myth, the Argonauts were saved from a storm when Anafi appeared in a bright light after they begged Apollo for help. After they landed on the island, the Argonauts built a temple in honor of Apollo Aigletis (that is, the one who shines, from the word Aigli), and later Apollo of Anafi. The temple honoring the god was erected in ancient times where the monastery now stands. Today we can see pieces of the temple scattered around outside and inside the monastery. Even today, construction works done in and around the monastery use ancient materials such as columns and altars. The walls of the monastery were built in the courtyard of the ancient temple.
Cultural Attraction // Archeological Site
|Altitude (in meters)||:||93|
|Chronological Period||:||Classical Period|
|Duration of Visit||:||1 hour|
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