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A rocky oasis in the deep blue sea, Folegandros

The rocky island of Folegandros, with its uninterrupted stunning views and rugged nature, is only 12 kilometers long and a picture-perfect oasis of calm in a sea of blue. Just one road of roughly 10 kilometers connects the Karavostasis port to Hora and Ano Meria, the only three quaint white villages on the island. Here, life moves at a different, slower pace and offers the perfect place to relax by the Mediterranean: no wonder Folegandros is a top choice for those seeking peace and quiet. Imagine walking in the quiet alleys of the Hora, or stopping in a square to enjoy the shade and scent of centennial bougainvillea trees: the very essence of the island seems to be made of relaxation. Step on its high cliffs, take in some dramatic landscapes and let the island capture you with its austere beauty; Folegandros has lovely beaches but they can sometimes be difficult to reach if you are not prepared to walk. A good alternative is taking a water taxi to find your favorite spot.

Folegandros for...
  • Couple
  • Families
  • Solo Traveler
  • Group

Breathtakingly beautiful sunsets, an aperitif overlooking the sea and long walks to the most remote parts of the island make Folegandros the perfect romantic destination for those who are seeking a secluded getaway.

Families traveling with school-aged children will find plenty to do on the island, while the lack of flat paths and streets could be a challenge for those pushing a stroller.

The untamed beauty of Folegandros can also be enjoyed by solo travelers and the island is so small you will keep bumping into the same people; a great way to start a friendly conversation.

While groups of younger friends might find the island lacking a good nightlife scene, more mature groups will love the quiet beauty and the beautiful nature of Folegandros.