FOLEGANDROS - Wild beauty
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Folegandros is a small and rocky island with wild beauty and a spectacular capital perched on a cliff with medieval dwellings. The island is ideal for those seeking genuine Greek island life and the wild beauty.
Upon arrival at Karavostassis port, Folegandros will start to unfold its beauties one by one. You can wonder around the narrow paved streets of Hora and the Kastro, climb the Panagia rock with its panoramic view of the Aegean, swim in the deserted or popular beaches, or explore nature along the footpaths that criss-cross every corner of the island. Homemade traditional food can be savoured in Hora, Karavostassis, Aggali or Ano Meria, while long nights drinking rakomelo await you in the squares of Hora.
Kastro is the oldest part of the Hora. It is a medieval settlement built to protect the island’s inhabitants from enemy invasions. It has been inhabited continuously since its establishment.
Folegandros is connected with Piraeus, Paros, Naxos, Sikinos, Ios, Santorini, Anafi, Milos, Syros by ferries.
There are buses connect Karavostassis port with Hora and Ano Meria. There are always buses at the port on ferries arrival, irrespective of their arrival time. There is also a taxi, and car and motorcycle rentals.
For the fully appreciation of the island's scenery, walking is highly recommended.
the capital of Folegandros is one of the most beautiful villages perched on cliffs 300 meters above the sea. In the old settlement of the medieval Kastro -built in the 13th century- the outer walls of the houses form a defensive precinct. Above the town, a zig-zag path leads the church of Analipsis.
(50 minutes walk from Hora) is an attractive narrow bay with the best beach of the island. There a couple of tavernas and a few rooms. Agios Nikolaos -sandy beach- and Fira are two beaches within a walking distance from Agali. A seasonal caique service runs between Agali and karavostassis.
(5 Km from Hora) is an old village exposed to meltemi. There a few tavernas and rooms to let. The Ecological and Folklore Museum is worth a visit. Agios Georgios and Livadaki are two remote and unspoiled beaches.
is a cave with stalagmites and stalactites. As its aperture is just above the sea level, in the north cast of cliffs, you will need a boat and guidance to access it.
is the port of the island with some tavernas, hotels and studios. There is a small beach with crystal clear water. A little further from Karavostassis is Livadi bay with a campsite.
Distance from Piraeus Port: 106 Nautical Miles
Area: 32 sq. km.
Medical Center: 22860 41222
Police: 22860 41249
Port Authority: 22860 41530
There are no banks on Folegandros. Transactions can be carried out via a cash point machine.