Folegandros is a small, charming and sunny Aegean island.
The natural beauties and the warm hospitality of its
residents, have turned the island into a popular travel
destination. It is the perfect place for those wanting
The island of Folegandros belongs to the southwest Cyclades.
It is located between Milos and Sikinos islands. It
has an area of 32 sq. km and a length of shores that
reaches up to 40 km. Folegandros is 104 nautical iles
from the port of Piraeus.
Folegandros is an island with many mountainous areas
and a rocky ground. The island impresses all visitors
with the alterations of scenery. The wild mountainous
bulks, the lacy shores, the green fields and the traditional
settlements, create a magical scenery.
A tour around the island will stay forever in your mind,
while you' ll have the chance to take some amazing photos.
Upon your arrival at the port of Karavostasis, the island
will start to unfold its hidden beauties right in front
of your eyes.
The Chora of Folegandros with the famous Venetian castle
is built at a 200 m altitude. It is probably the most
picturesque cycladic settlement. Chora is comprised
of two settlements, the Medieval, inside the Venetian
castle and the modern one, outside the castle walls.
Make a walk around the cobblestone paths of Chora and
let it enchant you.
Aggali is a small coastal settlement you must visit.
The homonym beach is one of the most beautiful in the
island. While being in the island don't miss visiting
the settlement of Ano Mera with the green fields.
Try, traditional, homemade dishes in Chora, Karavostasis,
Aggali and Ano Mera. At night, entertain in the taverns
all around Chora with rakomelo (raki and honey shots).
Everything in Folegandros seem like they have come out
of a fairy tale. Visit the island and have the best
Author: Anthi Kontosorou
Translation: Aspasia Polymerou