The picturesque island of Folegandros is a true hidden gem, offering visitors a chance to experience authentic Greek culture and natural beauty at its finest. From stunning beaches to historic sites and unique activities, there’s something for everyone on this charming island.
You can get to the island by ferry from Athens port of Piraeus or the nearby Cyclades islands such as Santorini, Milos and many more. From Athens, it generally takes over 4.5 hours, or even more depending on the route.
Start your Folegandros adventure in the main town, Chora which has three main squares. This charming village is known for its traditional architecture, narrow streets, and stunning views over the Aegean Sea. Take a stroll through Pounta Square, the main town’s famous alley, and enjoy the local shops, restaurants, and cafes. Another must-visit attraction in Chora is the Venetian castle, which offers panoramic views over the island and sea. This historic site is a great place to learn about Folegandros’ rich history and provides a breathtaking backdrop for your photos.
For those seeking relaxation and breathtaking scenery, Folegandros’ beaches are not to be missed. From the secluded Agali Beach to the popular Katergo Beach which can be accessed by foot or by boat from Karavostasi, and the serene Agios Nikolaos Beach, there’s a beach to suit every taste and mood. Livadaki Beach is also fun to visit but it’s a mission to get to, but regardless is still popular!
The Church of Panagia overlooking the town is another significant attraction in Folegandros, known for its beautiful architecture and peaceful atmosphere. This historic church is a must-visit for those interested in religious and cultural heritage. It offers a good view of the Chora (town) too.
Don’t forget to explore the island’s museums, including the Folklore Museum and the Archaeological Museum, where you can learn about Folegandros’ fascinating history and culture.
For the more adventurous traveller, Folegandros offers unique activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and snorkelling. Take a hike through the island’s rugged terrain and discover hidden coves and stunning scenery. Rock climbing enthusiasts will love exploring the island’s cliffs and caves, while snorkelers will find an abundance of marine life in the crystal-clear waters of Folegandros’ beaches. If time permits you can even visit the smaller yet adorable villages of Folegandros like Ano Meria, or Agali.
Folegandros is a true hidden gem in Greece that offers visitors a unique and authentic experience. From its stunning beaches and historic sites to its unique activities and charming villages, Folegandros is the perfect destination for travellers seeking a mix of adventure and relaxation. Book your trip to Folegandros today and discover the beauty of this charming island for yourself.