Folegandros Things to Do
What to do in Folegandros, Greece? Chilled-out atmosphere, small picturesque settlements and no crowds of tourists to be seen nearby. Folegandros is certainly not your typical Cycladic island!
This undiscovered Aegean gem is ideal for an alternative kind of vacation, away from all the hustle and bustle of other more popular islands. On the island of Folegandros you will be able to relax and enjoy the quiet setting as time slows down.
Don’t be discouraged by the island’s small size; there are various spots to explore. Secluded beaches, traditional villages, paved paths, cafes and restaurants with panoramic sunset views, yoga and scuba diving sessions, this island has all it takes to make it to your favorite destinations.
For an even more laid-back travelling experience, visit it during the spring or autumn to avoid the high summer temperature and hike your way to the island’s most beautiful isolated beaches with ease and comfort.
Get ready to make memories on a Greek island like no other and let us help you organize your to-do list!
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Some of our recommended hotels are:
- Blue Sand Boutique Hotel: Overlooking the turquoise waters of Agali beach, Blue Sand Boutique Hotel and Suites is a hotel with a truly elegant design. In its carefully decorated suites, you will see a mixture of modern and classical Cycladic elements that enhance the atmosphere.
- Onar Suites and Villas: Onar Suites and Villas offer luxurious accommodation with spectacular views of the Aegean Sea. Each suite has a fascinating design, where traditional features are blended with hints of modern luxury to create a stylish and relaxing environment for your accommodation.
- Kallisti Hotel: Experience the authentic Greek summer at the charming Kallisti Hotel, in the heart of the picturesque Chora. The hotel’s impressive architecture is purely Cycladic and the rooms offered are spacious, bright and traditionally decorated, with a warm and calming ambience.
By the time you reach Katergo beach, you will be mesmerized by the impressive rock formations surrounding the beach that is covered with pebbles. Nearby there are a few tiny islets you can swim to. One of them, Pelagia, has soil rich in sulfur and offers a few nice jumping and diving spots. In the past, the locals used to exploit the volcanic ground around Katergo beach by sourcing mineral pigment from red hematite.
The church was most likely constructed on top of the ruins of an ancient marble temple many years ago. The remnants of the ancient temple were used to construct the temple and decorate its interior. We don’t know much about it, except the fact that the church was reconstructed in 1867 and it was renovated again much later, between the years 1816-1821. An image of the Virgin Mary kept inside the church is said to be miraculous. Next to the church, there is a very tall and impressive bell tower. On the occasion of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, local celebrations are organized here every year on August 15th.