Travel to Folegandros, the ultimate alternative island in the Cyclades
In the middle of the Aegean, between Sikinos and Milos of the Cyclades, is Folegandros, a small, but, extremely, charming island, with rich historical tradition and cultural physiognomy. With a particularly rugged and wild natural landscape, consisting of high and steep mountains and an extensive coastline, full of capes and natural coves, but also beaches of unspeakable beauty, Folegandros shows its alternative personality, through the climate of calm and relaxation , which characterizes it and that makes it completely ready to offer everyone, a separate canvas of unique images and experiences.
Perched, literally, on a large and steep cliff, with a breathtaking view, the chora of Folegandros deservedly claims the title of the most beautiful island capital, with its wonderful traditional architecture and a labyrinth of cobblestones and cobbled streets. , which are, without a doubt, pieces of its graphic elegance.
The Castle of Folegandros, the most authentic and picturesque part of Chora, stretches in front of every visitor like an imaginative cinematic scene, with its medieval settlement and the church of Pantanassa overlooking, from above, Chora and the Aegean, while from Pounta square, an uphill stone path leads to the large church of Panagia (Assumption of the Virgin), which stands haughty and imposing on the rock and overlooks the whole island. In the inland of the island, the settlement of Ano Mera is a typical example of traditional rural life, with its Folklore Museum highlighting the most important aspects of popular culture. A visit to the Aspropountas Lighthouse, with its breathtaking view, will lift the senses, as well as the excursions to nature and the enchanting beaches of the island, Katergo, Livadi and Agali, among others, with their crystal clear waters and moments of relaxation and recreation, will will make the trip to Folegandros an unforgettable experience.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine in Folegandros also offers a wide variety of delicious dishes, with pure, local ingredients. Fresh fish and seafood are at the forefront of local flavors, while the island is famous for its traditional pasta, Matsata, Kalasouna (green pie), the delicious and spicy, soft Souroto cheese, as well as its wonderful pastels.
When to visit Folegandros
Travel in the summer and enjoy your swim in the amazing beaches of the island, as well as other activities in the wonderful nature of Folegandros.
Moving from/to Folegandros
Transportation in Folegandros
Folegandros is connected by ferry to the port of Piraeus (there are daily itineraries in summer), and to the port of Lavrio (1 route per week). The island is connected by ferry to most of the Cycladic islands.
There is an adequate road network on the island, which connects the settlements. Local buses run regularly, during the summer months, to settlements and beaches, while you can always rent a car or motorbike for your personal transportation. Boats take you to inaccessible beaches, while the island is offered for beautiful walking routes.