Folegandros Things to do

What to do in Folegandros, Greece? The island is small and by consequence, there are not as many things to do as on neighbourhing islands like Santorini, Naxos or Paros. Time is slow on this island, away from the busy side of other Cycladic islands and it is the perfect place to relax. The main activities in Folegandros island will be limited to swiming on the beautiful beaches, strolling around the charming villages, eating at some very good restaurant and drinking coffee, wine or cocktails at some beautiful places with amazing views.
In spring and autumn, when the weather is not as hot as in summer, people enjoy hiking through the wild landscape of Folegandros. Most hiking trails start from Chora or the port and lead to beaches, such as Agali and Katergo.
Without further due, let’s dive into the amazing, lively summertime on Folegandros!

We are thrilled to guide you through the possibilities you can pick from while visiting Folegandros and to help you organize your to-do list in order to enjoy the island at its fullest.

Discover the best things to do in Folegandros

  • Evening stroll in Chora
    Category: Villages
    Chora is the main village of Folegandros. It is among the most beautiful villages of the Cyclades, with whitewashed houses in narrow alleys. Some restaurants and shops are located in the village.
  • Snorkelling at Katergo Beach
    Category: Beaches
    Katergo beach is one of the most famous beaches of Folegandros and is accessible many times per day by boat. The beach is pebbled and is characterized by some islets that can be reached by swimming.
  • Explore the alleys of Kastro (Castle)
    Category: Sightseeing
    Kastro (or castle) is the medieval quarter of Chora and is among the most photogenic places in the Cyclades. The place used to be fortified but the walls cannot be seen any more and stones were used as building material.
  • Stay at a boutique hotel
    Category: Hotels
    Discover our selection of the best hotels & accommodation in Folegandros as well as information about the best locations to choose your stay, in the picturesque villages or near some of the most amazing beaches.
  • Dinner at Blue Cuisine
    Category: Restaurants
    Don’t miss a lunch or dinner at Blue Cuisine, one of the best restaurants in Folegandros. The restaurant proposes creative Greek cuisine. It is located in the alleys of Chora and offer great views over Panagia church.
  • Swim at Agios Nikolaos Beach
    Category: Beaches
    Agios Nikolaos is also a beach that can be reached by boat, several times per day. It is partly sandy and partly pebbled and has several tamarind trees offering shadow. Two small traditional taverns are located there.
  • Take a Scuba Diving lesson
    Category: Sports
    Discover the underwater world of Folegandros with a scuba diving session. The courses are operated by Sea U Dive Center, composed by professional divers that will offer you a unique diving experience.
  • Enjoy the views from Panagia Church
    Category: Sightseeing
    The church of Panagia is located in Chora and can be accessed with a 15’ walk. It offers some amazing views over the Aegean and the surroundings. The best time to get there is for the sunset.
  • Cocktails at Rakentia
    Category: Bars
    Rakentia is the meeting place for coffee, wine or refreshing cocktails offering some of the most beautiful views and romantic sunsets on the island. The place just can’t be missed and the perfect gathering point after dinner.
  • Nudism at Galifos Beach
    Category: Beaches
    Galifos Beach is a beautiful secluded beach that can easily be reached via a lovely and easygoing 10' coastal trail. The beach is wild and is propice for nudists. On your way, don’t miss the twin chapel.
  • Get some souvenirs back home
    Category: Shops
    Do you want to bring back home some beautiful souvenirs from Folegandros? Except from the many pictures that you will take, don’t miss a visit to Folegandros T Shirts for unique bags, pareos, scarves and towels.
  • Take a Yoga session
    Category: Wellness
    Addicted to yoga? Do not miss taking some sessions on the beautiful island. This retreat has no time structure and each day is treated differently with time to relax on the beach or linger in the shops.