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The Island of Folegandros
Folegandros is a small island located next to Santorini and in the centre of the southwestern Cyclades, near Ios, Milos, Sifnos, and Mykonos. Its natural beauty is monumental, exactly like that of Santorini, thanks to its rocky coastline and almost sheer cliffs with two dazzling white villages that look as if they are reposing on the edge of the precipice.
However, Folegandros has its own distinct character which makes it unique and thus, unrivaled. It is a mountainous island, with peaks reaching over 200 meters, the tallest being 455 meters. They look even higher because of the steep inclines of the slopes. Mainly due to the morphology of the terrain, Folegandros has remained practically unspoiled; not just by tourists. It has remained unspoiled by its own inhabitants, who have lived here since ancient times. It is them who, first and foremost, showed love and respect for their island – two emotions that are passed down from generation to generation.
The island’s road network has only begun to develop in the last fifteen years and remains limited. However, it is sufficient for those who like hiking and are interested in discovering the island’s natural beauty. For these reasons, those who know the island are not surprised by the fact that Folegandros is listed among the 7 most beautiful villages in Europe!
Regarding nightlife, most places for drinks in Folegandros are found in Chora, the capital of the island. This is where one can choose among cozy cafés and lounge bars to spend a beautiful night out. Some restaurants and cafés are also found at a few beaches around the island, such as Karavostasi and Agali. Bars in Folegandros are mostly lounges and create a romantic atmosphere. Most of them stay open until 1-2 a.m.
BY FERRY – Piraeus is the port of departure to Folegandros. The highspeed boat ride takes about 3.5 hrs., and the conventional ferry takes up to 6 hrs., depending on the layovers. Folegandros is also connected to Mykonos and Santorini with regularly scheduled itineraries. Folegandros is connected to the islands of Mykonos, Milos, Sifnos, Serifos, Ios, Naxos, Koufonisia, Amorgos, and Sikinos. The connection is made by conventional or highspeed boats.