Folegandros, the prettiest Chora of Cyclades
Perhaps it’s the only island to compete Santorini for its unique sunset as seen from the astonishing main town (Chora). Folegandros’ name comes after the son of the Cretan King Minoas. Visit this little gem of Cyclades by booking online cheap ferry tickets to Folegandros with Let’s Ferry.
Chora of Folegandros in aerial view
What to see
The three villages of Folegandros are Karavostasis which is the port, Chora and Ano Meria. Chora is literally hanging from a cliff. All the houses were built very close to each other, protecting habitants from pirates, giving the sense of a natural castle. Stroll around Ntounavides and Piazza square to find restaurants, local shops and the Cycladic-styled neighborhood of Kastro. Don’t miss the Church of Panagia with the stunning view. Take the path from Pounta beach early in the afternoon, walk for 15 minutes and at the end of it, a beautiful sunset will reward you.
Traditional street in Folegandros
Enjoy the quite beaches. The most known are Karavostasis, Angali, Katergo and Vardia.
What to do
The largest part of the island is a designated Natura 2000 site, creating impressive scenery perfect for activities as: Scuba diving lessons and snorkelling in emerald waters. Maybe you will meet a Mediterranean Monk Seal Monachus Monachus as Folegandros’ caves are their natural habitat. Six different walking paths 30km long are waiting for you to explore every corner of the island. Enjoy a sailing trip around Folegandros.A daily tour with a local boat, is a unique family experience. Discover all the inaccessible secret beaches, caves, exotic sites of the island!
Karavostasi beach is the best in Folegandros Island
Tip: How to get to Folegandros. Ferries leave from Piraeus and the journey lasts 8-9 or 3-4 hours, depending on the ship you choose (high speed or conventional). There are connections to and from other islands (Santorini, Anafi, Ios, Sikinos, Naxos, Paros, Syros, Kythnos, etc). Choose the most convenient route and book cheap ferry tickets to Folegandros at letsferry.com.
Information about the port of Folegandros
From May to October, passenger routes connect Folegandros to Piraeus, Santorini, Ios, Paros, Naxos and Sikinos on a daily basis. Ferries also connect Folegandros with Syros, Milos, Sifnos and Serifos, Kimolos, Anafi and Kythnos but less frequently.