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Vacation to remember
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This year, it was the first time that I did something rather risky, not booking a room in Folegandros. This made me very anxious and we actually had trouble finding one, for more than three hours walking around the port and Chora. Finally, there were some locals who helped us and we found a great traditional apartment right at the centre, a little bit expensive but totally worth the money if only for the view.

Chora is among the best Choras ever all these years that I have been traveling in Greece. In Ano Mera (not that impressive as Chora, of course) we visited the little Folklore Museum.

The beaches of Folegandros are also a delight, the most beautiful is Agali surrounded by the wild rocks and the greenish waters. This is a place to feel free and enjoy privacy. Just you and the wild nature even in August. Also beautiful but very rocky are the rest of the beaches.

The scenery of Folegandros has the power to take away every negative thought. Relax in virgin beauty. I met some very intersting people in Folegandros and now I have reason to return.



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A small treasure
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We arrived in Folegandros and as soon as we took the first glance we were shocked by the beauty of the island. Some people call Folegandros a true paradise. They are right: this is a small island where the natural beauty and the warm residents have made it very charming. The largest part of Folegandros is mountainous and rocky with a touch of green fields and traditional settlements were all these create an extraordinary scenery. A tour around the island is necessary in order to recognize its uniqueness. Luckily we stayed in Chora, we had all the amenities needed to enjoy a relaxing week.

The beaches are a memorable characteristic of the island. We went to a beach called Ambeli which is small but has amazing green clear water. Nevertheless, you have to walk a long distance to get to the beach. On the other hand, Agali was organized and very busy in August. You must know that Folegandros is not popular for its nightlife but you will definitely find some bars and cafeterias in Chora. Don't forget to walk around Kastro.



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Best place to get away
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Folegandros is certainly not for those who are looking for package tourism. No water sports, no discos, no stylish restaurants, but suited me fine, as I had enough of these things on my recent visit to Mykonos. This time round, I just wanted to relax someplace peaceful, and as I walked along the weather-beaten foot paths on the beautiful terraced hillside taking in the fresh smells of wild thyme and oregano, it came to me that I could not have chosen a better place than Folegandrosto get away.

I stayed in Chora, a traditional medieval town with buildings standing close to one another to form the external wall of the castle, a medieval fortress on the hilltop. The town is closed to car and motorcycle traffic because the streets are too narrow. I wandered around the quiet and picturesque town, and sat down under the shade of an old tree on one of the squares (there are three in a row!) to have a bite. The narrow streets are lined with little houses which have steep staircases and wooden balconies filled with pots of geraniums. With an amazing view of the Kastro, a medieval fortress at the top of the town, I found this to be one of the most romantic and peaceful spots in the world.

I also visited Karavostassis, a small seaside village 3 km from Chora. It is a charming port with whitewashed houses and colorful fishing boats and yachts moored at the quay. From Karavostassis, I hiked to Livadi, a lovely beach with camping facility. Then there was this charming and totally rustic village of Ano Meria with its stone walls, tavernas and kafeneios.



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Waiting to be discovered
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We arrived at the small island of Folegandros and found to our pleasant surprise that it is exactly what the travel guides say about it: an island untouched by package tourism and waiting to be discovered. But, I was also convinced that the status quo may not last long, as many holidaymakers from the west have already got wind of the fact that the island is a true paradise, an untouched piece of true Greece, and they are busy packing their bags and heading this way.

We stayed at the main village of Chora and toured around the island, which is quite a simple thing to do, as Folegandros is small in size. Chora is closed to cars and motorbikes because it has so narrow and paved paths. It has three central squares surrounded by shady trees under which you can enjoy a drink or a traditional meal in a perfectly peaceful atmosphere. As we walked around, we saw dry earthen walls erected by the islanders over the centuries to create terraces to grow their cereals and vegetables, and we were enveloped in the sweet scents of lemon trees, thyme and oregano.

We hiked up the hill to visit the Church of Panagia and the view of Chora from up there was simply marvellous. Some nice hotels, shops and restaurants have sprung up at Karavostasi, the harbor. Most popular beaches were Karavostasi and Agali, small beaches with clean water and easy to go from Chora. At night, options were many and small bars in Chora and Karavostasi would stay open till late. One night, there was a beach party at the port with fires and we liked it very much.



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Awesome sea views from everywhere
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Folegandros is one of those lovely Greek islands that still live traditionally. The moment you step foot on the island, a relaxing sea breeze hits you and you get fascinated by the view of the wild nature and Chora that apprears gradually in the background. Our hotel was in Chora and from the balcony we had awesome views to the sea. Actually, you had amazing sea views from everywhere in Chora, the paths, the yard of the churches, the cafes.

A bus run around the beaches, but be careful with the schedules because they are in a bit rare unfortunately. If you have a motorbike licence, rent a bike. It will make your holidays easier. Sadly we didn't have, and car rentals were a bit expensive last minute.

Agali and Karavostasi are the beaches we went to, and both were great. As I understood, there are not many good beaches in Folegandros and most are rocky. But these two were just fine to relax. The fine taverns on the shore gave moments of shadow when the sun was burning. For all these reasons, Folegandroshas stayed in my mind as a relaxing place to be. I recommend it to all my friends who are looking for a laid-back island and I am proudly showing them my photos from Folegandros.



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Small and full beaches
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Folegandros has too few and too small beaches. People not so much friendly, particularly during accomodation search. During the same travel, I visited also Milos and I found it much better. It would useful to have a tourist office, customer oriented, that could indicate and maybe directly provide information about rooms to let and hotels (with prices and availability). I had a lot of troubles to get in touch with someone and to book a room.

Folegandros is a pretty island but not so much enjoyable. The beaches are small, therefore they are always too full. I've been there on beginning of July and the people were too much compared to the island opportunity. Then accomodation are quite expensive and difficult to find. Don't sleep in the port area: boats arrived also during the night making you awake. I would suggest you stay there for 2-3 days and then continue your vacations somewhere else.



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A little gem but not bother haggling
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Me and my husband spent our honeymoon on Folegandros. We are into nudism and found the perfect little nudist beach here called Agios Nicolas. The water there is stunning. Most beaches are only accessible by foot, taking up to an hour to walk over fairly rough terrain (still, we navigated them in flip flops!). One beach we walked to had unfortunately fallen victim to an oil slick, which was such a shame because we had it to ourselves. Hopefully that will be cleaned up by the next time we go back. The Hora is very cute too, but the shop owners don't like haggling on this island, there are no bargains here!!



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Polikandia
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I booked this hotel just hoping it was so close to the Chora as expected and I found a quiet heaven of bougainvilleas hanging from my balcony overlooking a neat swimming pool and the cathedral on the opposite hill... no need to say the owners' hospitality was as sweet as the accommodation, Maria was even willing to recharge my MP3 player on her PC!



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Better go in the next future
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Folegandros is very dramatic. Beaches are beautiful though a little difficult to reach if you travel without a car and you don't want to rent one. We stayed in Karovastasis because we thought we could go easily to Katergo beach (on the guide it was written also "other beaches") but it was too windy to go there and so we went on the other side but it took for ever to go there and very expensive (between the bus and the boat). The centre of Folegandros is amazing and I agree it is one of the most beautiful among the Cyclades. I'm very concerned about the next developpement of the island. They are working to enlarge the port and I can see it's getting more and more touristy that is a good thing for the economy of the island but it can be a problem to keep the particular and authenthic atmosphere of the island. Keep the new urbanization under control. A lot of construction is on the way. Also, arrange earlier and more frequent bus and boat rides. 11 o' clock is just too late. I would not reccomend to spend a long period on Folegandros, especially if you don't have a car and if you have babies or children. Moving around by public transportation is quite exphensive (7 euros for a boat ride to go to the best beaches). If you want to go, you better go in the very next future. I can see that it is going to be different as soon as the new port will be finished. They are also building a lot of new houses.



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The most romantic island
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Folegandros is a quiet, refreshing and romantic place. In fact, this is the most romantic Greek island I have been. There was only one village worth to visit, Chora, which has lovely gift shops and small tavernas. Our best taverna was NE of the square in Chora and has great view to the sea. The walking paths are an interesting way to explore the remote areas. Beaches on Folegandros were clean and uncrowded. Try the boat tour around the island, it is the best way to see beaches that not even motorbikes go there. My children loved jumping from the cliffs into the sea. Food was perfect everywhere on the island. Service was great and people welcoming. Most of the waiters didn't speak English except for the necessary words and the menu but you could easily communicate.



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