Folegandros (also Pholegandros; Greek: Φολέγανδρος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea which, together with Sikinos, Ios, Anafi and Santorini, forms the southern part of the Cyclades. Its surface area is 32.216 square kilometres (12.439 sq mi) and it has 765 inhabitants. It has three small villages, Chora, Karavostasis, and Ano Meria, which are connected by a paved road. Folegandros is part of the Thira regional unit.
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4.5 based on 235 reviews
From Folegandros Chora this is a fairly easy zig-zag climb up the mountainside to The Monastery Church of Panagia. Perhaps best done when the high sun's heat is dropping & sunset approaching. Wonderful views from the top. The Church is open until 9pm and visitors are welcomed.
4.5 based on 167 reviews
I really don't understand what people find so amazing about this beach... It is full of huge, hairy, slippery stones which makes it ideal if you want to break your legs! Maybe that is the reason why most of the visitors stay on the shore instead of going in to the water... The only way to access this beach is either on a 1,5 hour walking pathway or by boat. I wouldn't recommend it under no circumstances to families with kids! Additionally, there is no signal for the mobile phone on this beach, so don't count that you could notify someone in case of an emergency.... The only thing that was nice was the scenery and the natural shadow from some trees that grow there, but these are definitely too few for the amount of visitors that come to this beach.
4.5 based on 319 reviews
Amazing crystal clear water. However, my expectations were higher. It gets deep after few steps. Personally I believe that the island has much better Beaches to enjoy. Not a good idea to visit the beach if it's windy. The boats are extremely expensive for the 5 mins water ride. Maybe the path through the land deserves the effort.
4.5 based on 165 reviews
You can either get to the beach by boat or following the walking path that starts from Agali beach and leads you to Agios Nikolaos in approx. 20 minutes. Early in the morning is even better before the crowds arrive with the small boats. If you intend to walk back it is also perfect when after the last boat leaves at around 7:00 pm as you can enjoy some more privacy. There are many trees in the back that offer shade however if you wish to sit on the seashore, you will have to bring your own umbrella. There are two tavernas for drinks, snacks and food, so you do not have to carry water and snacks with you. Also there are canoes and sup to rent with 5 and 10 euros respectively per hour.
4 based on 370 reviews
Nice little beach with plenty of stuff near by. Restaurants shops cafes. The beach itself is quite small but it had very few part-time when we went there...i imagine in high season it must get very crowded. Nice water surrounded by high cliffs. Bus goes there every hour from chora. A word of warning.. everyone takes the 1715 bus. So it gets extremely crowded
4.5 based on 50 reviews
This folklore museum is OK, but really is only for hardcore history buffs. Otherwise, it serves as a key photo op location because its view back to the main cliff is fantastic. Unfortunately in recent years, an additional building which seems residential has been constructed directly in front of what used to be a clear shot. Sigh.....I am done. The end.
4 based on 44 reviews
A small but extremely beautiful beach with crystal clear water. Accessible both by motorcycle and foot (approx. 30 min). One of the most beautiful Beaches of Folegandros with small space to sit on though which can be expanded if the all around rocks are used. Do visit it!
4 based on 38 reviews
So beautiful. Hiking to Agios Nikolaos Beach from Angali, you pass Galifos at the halfway point. There is a small hotel/camping/apartments place where you can rent rooms "with no electricity" - "lit by gas lamp!"…as the sign proudly states. Everytime my wife and I hiked by, we saw a handful of nude sunbathers and skinny dippers frolicking in the waters. Except for the last time on our last day : the beach seemed over-run by Euro-hippies, dread locked youths, but not a skinny dipper among the crowd. That was the exception. The beach seemed presided over by a young woman, she was always swimming or sunbathing nude, and it became clear to me as we went by the beach often, that she was working there - she had a hut beachside, selling handmade postcards, and t-shirts, and offering services in Ayurvedic Massage. Could this beach be any more lovely? No. We were on the island in June, when most all of the remoter Beaches seemed like nude Beaches. Surely there were for me! But in the high season, this beach must be a respite from the textile masses. Long Live the Hippie Beaches of Greece! This is one of the greats. I felt reminded of my time in Matala circa 1991, the nude Beaches of Mykonos circa that same moment…a moment I felt could not be recaptured. Love.
4 based on 23 reviews
Seriously one of my favorite beach days ever on this island. Clean clear water, mostly friendly locals, easy stairs down to the little cove. Fantastic.
3.5 based on 55 reviews
Placed in the South part of the island this nice sandy beach is easily reachable from Karavostasis either by car or walking (1km). No facilities available except for a small taverna nearby. It does guarantee some shadows from the trees after 4pm. Worth going anyway the water is very nice.
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