Ever since I first visited Folegandros, in 1994, I have a weak spot for this little island in the Aegean. It is something like a miniature Santorini, less dramatic, but with quite a spectacular cliff and a picture-perfect village built on the edge of it. And blissfully, it has no airport, nor cruise ships docking for the day, so you don’t get the hordes of picture snapping tourists. Even though there has been quite a bit of development over the past years with the construction of several hotels, the island hasn’t lost any of its charm. In my opinion, the Chora of Folegandros is one of the nicest in the Cyclades. It has a few hotels, small shops and places to eat or have a drink, but you don’t get the feeling that tourism has taken over.
The beaches of Folegandros
Folegandros is not famous for its beaches, but there are actually plenty of nice ones. Close to the port there are some that are very easy to get to, but from the Chora you can also take a bus in the opposite direction to Angali. You can walk from the bus stop to a first beach, from where you can take a boat to a few others.
Small hotels and other special places to stay in Folegandros