We just came back from a week's stay in Anafi. Lovely island, unspoilt beaches, virgin cycladic nature, this is how we remembered Anafi.
This summer, however, we (and many others tourists) were negatively surprised by the immense number of the free campers that were allowed to camp in EVERY beach of the island. The biggest and most beautiful beach of the island, Roukounas, was aesthetically spoilt by the tents that were expanded everywhere. You couldn't find some shade, a tree, to protect yourself from the hot sun. At the entrance of the beach, on your left, the local authorities had built some showers and wc. And so what? Do they have the right to legalize the illegal free camping?
We believe that this situation is absolutely negative for the tourism of Anafi; we and many others we have talked about it, are not willing to go back next year if the the free camping wouldn't be forbidden.