FOLEGANDROS TRAVEL GUIDE

Find out everything about your holidays in Folegandros on our travel guide! Discover the best things to do in Folegandros, the amazing beaches, top hotels, and restaurants, as well as a wide selection of breathtaking photos!

Folegandros is an island of incredible natural beauty located between Paros and Santorini. Despite its proximity to two of the most cosmopolitan Greek islands, Folegandros has a very different style. Relatively untouched by international tourists, Folegandros island still manages to keep its unspoiled charm and is just a ferry ride away from Athens or Santorini.

This extremely photogenic island will make you fall in love with the Greek Islands! Let begin its exploration!

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Folegandros Greece is one of the most picturesque islands of the Cyclades island chain. Its wild natural landscape and peaceful atmosphere make this island a great destination for relaxing holidays away from the hustle and bustle!

It boasts traditional Cycladic architecture. That means that its villages are made up of tiny whitewashed houses, narrow alleys, and colorful windows. Quite frankly, every corner looks like a Cycladic postcard!
The main village of the island, Chora Folegandros, is a very picturesque place not only to visit but also to stay at. It boasts the traditional Cycladic architecture, as it is full of little whitewashed houses, colorful windows and doors, blue-domed churches, and narrow streets. The numerous Folegandros hotels located in Chora are perfect for a romantic stay with sea view.

On a hill above Chora sits the beautiful whitewashed Panagia church, the trademark of Folegandros. From Panagia church, you can marvel at the breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea and watch the sun falling into the horizon line, painting the white houses of the village in the shades of gold...Pure bliss! Another place you need to visit in Chora, is Kastro, the Venetian quarter that is the oldest place in Chora.

Except for being a beautiful destination, Folegandros is also an ideal base for island hopping to the rest of the Cyclades islands. From the island’s port depart daily ferries from Folegandros to Mykonos and Santorini, as well as to several Folegandros beaches. Some of the best beaches are Agali and Ambeli, which have crystal clear waters and boast a beautiful natural setting.

Stroll around the picturesque streets of Chora Folegandros...Marvel at the breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea from the super cute and romantic church of Panagia, which sits on the highest spot of the island…Watch the romantic sunset from the hill above Chora…

Ferries from Folegandros to Mykonos and Santorini depart daily from the island’s port, giving travelers the chance to explore the nearby Cyclades islands. Also, the small boats that depart from the port will get you to several Folegandros beaches!

Holidays in Folegandros are a magical experience!

Folegandros is an island that should be οn your travel wish list!

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HOW TO GET TO FOLEGANDROS?

The island is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries to Folegandros from Piraeus port in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea. The closest airport to Folegandros is on Santorini island. Santorini receives international flights and from there you can take a ferry to Folegandros.

HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF FOLEGANDROS

Discover the best things to do in Folegandros! From Folegandros sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Folegandros holidays experience! You can also view the best things to do by category.

  • Stroll around Chora
    Category: Villages
    Chora is the main and most beautiful village of Folegandros. It is a typical Cycladic village and was built at a 200 metres altitude. Do not miss a walk in Kastro, the oldest quarter of Chora with combined Medieval and traditional style.
  • Swim at Agali beach
    Category: Beaches
    Agali is among the most beautiful beaches of Folegandros, with exotic waters and relaxing atmosphere. The other beaches on the island are also secluded and can be accessed by bus or boat.
  • Explore Kastro
    Category: Sightseeing
    Don’t miss a visit to Kastro (castle), the most picturesque quarter of Chora and one of the most photogenic spots in Greece. This is the Medieval part of Chora that used to be surrounded by strong castle walls.
  • Swim at Katego Beach
    Category: Beaches
    Katergo is just the most famous beach of Folegandros. It is long with small pebbles and sand whereas its waters are clear blue and warm. There are a few rocky islets in the sea that you can approach by swimming.
  • Dinner at Blue Cuisine
    Category: Restaurants
    Blue Cuisine is one of the best places for lunch or dinner on Folegandros. The restaurant is located in the alleys of Chora, overlooking the Church of Panagia and offers an excellent and creative Greek cuisine.
  • Ascend the Church of Panagia
    Category: Sightseeing
    The lovely church of Panagia stands on top of a hill above Chora, offering a great view to the sea and the island. This traditional church is reached in 10 minutes walk from Chora, following a paved path. In the yard of the church, there are the remains of an ancient temple.
  • Enjoy a good wine with views
    Category: Eat & Drink
    Rakentia is one of the best spots on the island to enjoy a coffee, a good wine or a cocktail combined with the amazing view of the Aegean sunsets and the natural sounds of the wind and the sea.
  • Get your Folegandros bag or T-shirt
    Category: Shopping
    Folegandros T-Shirts is a little store located in the alleys of Chora, the main village. They offer great items to bring back home: T-shirt designs, bags, hand-painted ceramics, soaps, creams and more.
  • Swim at Agios Nikolaos beach
    Category: Beaches
    Agios Nikolaos is a beautiful beach that can be reached by foot or boat (from Agali). There are two small traditional taverns operating on the beach where you can enjoy a light lunch or a cold refreshment.

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