Welcome to Folegandros
Despite being close to the popular Cyclades islands, the island of Folegandros remains far from mass tourism and retains its original character.
With traditional Cycladic architecture, breathtaking views, and secluded beaches, this island is ideal for families and romantic couples.
Folegandros island invites you to walk. You may trek for 15 min. or 4 hours. You may stop, swim and choose to return via a different route.
Points of interest
- Visit the Church of Panagia in Chora.
- Eat at Pounta.
- Relax at Katergo beach.
- Scuba diving.
- Visit a new beach every day.
- Shop ceramics.
- Visit the Ecological and Folklore Museum of Folegandros.
- Hike the islands’ footpaths.
- Have a glass of wine at Mercouri.
- Enjoy the sunshine at the Aspropounta Lighthouse.
- Visit Kastro.
- Explore Chrissospilia cave.
- Stroll around Chora.
- Do some yoga.
Folegandros is a main stop on the ferry line Piraeus – Milos – Santorini, and it has frequent ferries or catamaran to Paros, Mykonos, Ios, and the near Sikinos.
Recommended hotels and villas
VARDIA BAY STUDIOS are located in the seaside settlement “Karavostasis”, which is the port of Folegandros. It is 2.8 km away from Chora (capital) and approximately 20 meters away from the sandy beach of Vardia.
There are 3 very nice levels, which consist of a traditional island-style complex of 17 studios and 4 apartments, situated on the top of a small peninsula and commanding a fine view of the village and the sea.
Built upon the slope of a rocky hill that starts from the beach, Hotel Vrahos is the hallmark of Karavostasis in Folegandros. Following the island’s traditional architecture, it combines the dazzling white of Cyclades, with the blue sky and the sea, as well as the stone, raised discreetly here and there from the ground. The hotel, built in 1999 and renovated in 2010, has 29 rooms, suites, and apartments with superb decoration and breathtaking views. Built-in beds, romantic four-poster beds, and handmade works of art are some of the factors that contribute to creating a unique atmosphere.
Hotel Polikandia is a family-run Hotel that is situated in the heart (only 60 meters away) of the original preserved, traditional village of Chora Folegandros. Our aim is to offer our guests all modern conveniences and attentive service in order to have a pleasant and memorable stay in Folegandros island. Our Hotel offers 23 superior rooms, 3 Suites, and 2 standard double rooms. Hanging gardens, dozens of palm trees, hibiscus, and geraniums are just some of the flowers that in combination with the water elements, create a paradise scenery. The soft lighting of the building and the pool in combination with the colorful flowers travel your senses. The high aesthetics pool is 128 sq.m.Cobblestone stairs, palm trees, and lots of flowers give out a sense of an exotic environment. The Jacuzzi pool offers unique moments of relaxation. At the disposal of our guests is also our exterior shower with hot and cold water. In this scenery, we have added our small island with the fountain and a small “beach” we have created for you, with pebbles. For the guests of the Hotel Polikandia is reserved particular attention for every necessity with the purpose of making everybody feel welcome and at home!
Hotel Aegeo is situated in majestic Folegandros just three minutes from the center of its capital city Chora in a quiet and picturesque location. It retains the unspoiled and authentic Cycladic style and visitors can enjoy a combination of quality service and a panoramic view of the Aegean waters.
The rooms of Hotel Aegeo are fully equipped, elegant, and well taken care of, giving you a sense of the island’s aura and its owner’s hospitality.
Centrally located in the scenic Folegandros Town, Pegados Apartments offers elegant, traditionally decorated accommodation with cooking facilities, free Wi-Fi, and a balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. Restaurants, bars, and shops are within a 3-minute walk. Featuring antique bronze beds, traditional Cycladic-style sofas, and authentic paintings, all the air-conditioned units at the Pegados have a kitchen with a fridge and coffee machine. Each includes a flat-screen TV. Guests have the option of having breakfast on their private veranda or under the pergolas in the garden. Karavostasi Port is within 3 km while the nearest beach is 2.5 km away. Free private parking is possible on site.