Folegandros is located in the Aegean Sea, specifically in the southern Cyclades. Its area is 32 sq.kil. and has about 700 residents. This island is a destination which the last 2 decades has witnessed a mild touristic development without affecting the climate of calm and serenity which visitors experience when they arrive. Folegandros lets you indulge in the endless blue of the Aegean Sea, visible from almost every part of the island due to its morphology.
“Chora” is the capital of the island which itself alone is an attraction, as the white cobbled streets, the squares and the view of the castle are a combination that will amaze you. Cars and motorcycles are prohibited. The Castle is an old part of the country, a medieval village that is still inhabited. The Virgin Mary or “Panaghia”, the largest church in Folegandros which is considered to be the hallmark of the island. Karavostasis, the picturesque harbor where visitors can swim or try the fresh fish at one of its many taverns. The paths for which Folegandros is famous. You will find a large number of paths starting from Chora to Ano Meria, Karavostassis and Agios Nikolaos.
Karavostasis is the beach of the port with bars, hotels and taverns throughout its length. Latinaki – Pountaki – Vicenza are ongoing small beaches on the way to the beach of Livadi. Aghali, perhaps the most beautiful beach on the island with crystal clear waters and fine sand. Livadi where the camping site of the island is situated. OF course there are many other beaches on the island that are only accessible by boat.
The style of entertainment in Folegandros is milder than other destinations. In the evening, the squares and streets are filled with people as well as the restaurants and taverns. The bars at Karavostassis is another option for a quiet drink by the sea.
Folegandros does not have an airport. Access is made from the port of Piraeus. With conventional ships you will arrive in Folegandros after about 11 hours. By Speedboats in about 4 hours. Superior Air gives you the opportunity to visit Folegandros in less than one hour from Athens.
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