With 41 rooms and suites, Hotel Anemi is a little bigger than what I tend to go for, but when I stayed here, the calm atmosphere, the smiles of the staff, the feeling of subdued luxury and the stylish design easily won me over. Smartly done interiors are modern and uncluttered with some nice little twists; rooms and suites, spread over several small Cycladic buildings, are spacious and comfortable. (Great beds and bathrooms!) All have a private terrace or balcony. Views are over the well-kept gardens of the hotel, village houses and, in the background, the port and the sea. Anemi is a place for restful and uncomplicated holidays: you could easily spend a few days without leaving the premises, lounging by the large seawater pool, playing tennis, working out in the gym and having all your meals at the restaurant of the hotel. So stay more than a few days! Folegandros is a wonderful little island for Greek summer holidays – you will certainly want to have plenty of time to spend in the main village and to explore the various (blissfully unorganized) beaches.
The combination of design, style, luxury, friendly service and easy-going atmosphere. Perfect for nothing-to-worry-about summer holidays. And the amazing breakfast menu!
As Hotel Anemi is set slightly inland (but not on a hillside), the sea views are not optimal. The main village of Folegandros, higher up on the island, is really nice if you want to go out at night, but it is a few kilometres away.
29 double rooms (extra bed possible)
8 junior suites for up to 4 persons
1 junior suites for up to 4 persons (with a small private swimming pool)
3 family suites for up to 6 persons (with a small private swimming pool)
En-suite bathroom (bath and/or shower)
Television with DVD player
Mini-bar Air conditioning
The junior pool suites have a Nespresso machine, an iPod docking station and a small pool
Large outdoor swimming pool (seawater)
Yoga, Pilates, Aqua aerobics (July and August)
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the breakfast menu of Hotel Anemi. Two long pages with really tempting stuff: butter croissants, local cheeses, smoked salmon, omelettes, potato croquettes, biological yoghurt, French toast, crêpes, fruit salads, fresh juice, apple pie, traditional cream pies etc etc. Service is until 11h00 and basically you can order as much as you want. The restaurant of Anemi is open for lunch and dinner too. Expect modern Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, executed with finesse. For more traditional fare, you have a choice of Greek restaurants and tavernas in the port as well as in the lovely hora (main village) of Folegandros. Don’t miss my favourite little restaurant, Nicolas’. You will find him in the hora on the first square after the square with the bus stop. He serves really good (healthy, fun, tasty and creative) food and drinks from a whopping 14-page menu, and the guy himself is a riot!
Anemi is a very comfortable hotel for family holidays. There are a few suites for up to six persons, and plenty of suites that comfortably sleep a family of four. Cots/cribs are available on request.
The hotel is generally well equipped for families with children. There is a kid’s pool, and of course older kids will really enjoy the (large!) main swimming pool. The hotel also has a playground for children and an indoor playroom. During the summer school vacations, there even is an open air cinema for kids.
Baby and childcare can be arranged on request.
Hotel Anemi is in Karavostasi, the main coastal village of Folegandros (the tiny port of the island is walking distance from the hotel). The setting of the hotel is slightly inland, just off the road from the little port to the hora. You can easily stroll to the port and the beach, while buses to the hora, 3 km from the hotel, leave every 30 minutes or hour.
Folegandros is one of the lesser know islands in Greece. It a little ‘out of the way’, and it is not on the main ferry routes, but it is still relatively easy to get to. During the summer months there is a passenger-only hydrofoil that goes directly to Piraeus, and throughout the year there are car-ferries that go several times a week. During the summer season you can also take a (domestic or international charter) flight to Santorini and from there take the hydryfoil to Folegandros. The hotel is only 5 minutes’ walk from the port, but guests are picked up on arrival.