Travel to Folegandros, the ultimate alternative island in the Cyclades
Discover Folegandros, a captivating island retreat nestled in the Aegean Sea. This charming destination blends rich history, rugged landscapes, and a relaxed atmosphere to offer a unique canvas of experiences. Perched on a breathtaking cliff, Folegandros' chora boasts traditional architecture and labyrinthine cobblestone streets, earning it the title of the most beautiful island capital. Explore the medieval Castle of Folegandros and admire the church of Pantanassa overseeing the Aegean.
Ascend the stone path to the imposing church of Panagia for panoramic island views. Immerse yourself in the island's rural charm at Ano Mera, where the Folklore Museum showcases local culture. Delight in the stunning Aspropountas Lighthouse and unwind on the idyllic beaches of Katergo, Livadi, and Agali. Escape to Folegandros, where tranquility, natural beauty, and unforgettable moments await.
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.