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Folegandros - Cyclades (Greece)

Folegandros. Folegandros is a small rocky island between Milos and Sikinos. Steep mountains, some sandy beaches and inviting coves are the main characteristics of this island. Folegandros is a barren island. Green is very difficult to find. This island has a typically Cycladic style - white houses and churches, the barren landscape and above all, friendly people.

Capital of the island is Chora (or Folegandros), a small town with narrow alleys, stepped walls, courtyards, wooden balconies and white churches. The castle area (Kastro) with its typical white houses with small windows, where the outer walls of the houses protect the castle area, is unique in the Cyclades.

Within walking distance of Chora, is the strikingly beautiful church of Panagia (Our Lady Church). It lies slightly higher in the south, on the slopes of a hill. The panoramic view over the huge rocks to the sea and Chora is breathtaking.

An important sight on the island is the caves of Chrisospilia (Golden Cave) with stalactites, stalagmites and traces of ancient occupation. In Ano Meria, visit the Ecological and Folklore Museum. If you want something special to eat, ask for the traditional local dish of homemade spaghetti and chicken in tomato sauce.

The port of Folegandros is Karavostasis. There are beautiful beaches here, with the exception of Karavostasis. The best beaches are Angali, and Livadi in the south and at Aghios Georgios in the north.

Photo Gallery Folegandros - Photos of Cyclades

Aghios Nikolaos beach near Angali Folegandros -  Cyclades - Photo 175 - Photo JustGreece.com Ano Meria Folegandros - Island of Folegandros - Cyclades - Photo 209 - Photo JustGreece.com Helena Soura and Manolis Katechakis near cafe Syrma Karavostasis Folegandros Photo 322 - Photo JustGreece.com Karavostasis Folegandros | Greece | Greece  - Photo 4 - Photo JustGreece.com Angali Folegandros - Agali beach - Cyclades - Photo 144 - Photo JustGreece.com Aghios Nikolaos beach near Angali Folegandros -  Cyclades - Photo 178 - Photo JustGreece.com Chora Folegandros - Island of Folegandros - Cyclades - Photo 75 - Photo JustGreece.com Karavostasis Folegandros - Island of Folegandros - Cyclades - Photo 312 - Photo JustGreece.com Chora Folegandros - Island of Folegandros - Cyclades - Photo 82 - Photo JustGreece.com Aghios Nikolaos beach near Angali Folegandros -  Cyclades - Photo 171 - Photo JustGreece.com Karavostasis Folegandros - Island of Folegandros - Cyclades - Photo 310 - Photo JustGreece.com Chora Folegandros - Island of Folegandros - Cyclades - Photo 61 - Photo JustGreece.com Chora Folegandros - Island of Folegandros - Cyclades - Photo 9 - Photo JustGreece.com Chora Folegandros - Island of Folegandros - Cyclades - Photo 2 - Photo JustGreece.com Chora Folegandros - Island of Folegandros - Cyclades - Photo 1 - Photo JustGreece.com

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The sights and tips Folegandros:

  • The Castle (kastro) surrounded by old houses in typical Cycladic style.
  • The Panagia Church in Chora, the most beautiful of the island.
  • Chrisospilia, a cave with beautiful formations of stalactites.
  • Walking on Folegandros: Folegandros is not a very big island. It has a length of 13 kilometers (8 mi), so you could walk it in a day. Estimated walking times: Karavostasis - Chora 45 min, Chora - Angali 35 min and Chora - Ano Meria 40 min. There are several hiking and mountain trails on the island. Occasionally these path will put you on the main road, which is not so crowded, even in summer.


Festivities

The Assumption is celebrated on August 15. First, the icon is carried through the streets and then it travels by boat around the island.
 

How to get to Folegandros

You can get to Folegandros by ferry. The port of Karavostasis is connected with Piraeus, Anafi, Ios, Kimolos, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Syros and Thirasia.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Katrina Butzer

Average temperature Folegandros
January
12.2°C
February
12.2°C
March
13.4°C
April
16.1°C
May
19.5°C
June
23.5°C
July
25.2°C
August
25.3°C
September
23.1°C
October
19.8°C
November
16.4°C
December
13.5°C


Foto's Folegandros - Folegandros in beeld

Karavostasis Folegandros | Griekenland | De Griekse Gids - foto 18 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Karavostasis Folegandros | Griekenland | De Griekse Gids - foto 32 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Karavostasis Folegandros - Eiland Folegandros - Cycladen - Foto 311 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Angali Folegandros - Agali beach - Cycladen - Foto 155 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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