Folegandros is a small and rocky island between Sikinos and
Visitors will be struck by the wild beauty of the barren
landscape, where huge rocks alternate with sandy beaches.
On a flat expanse above the pretty harbour of Karavostassis is
Hora or Folegandros, which consists of two sections. In the old
settlement in the Kastro area, the outer walls of the houses
form the sort of defensive precinct to be found elsewhere in the
Cyclades. The new quarter is just as pretty, with narrow alleys,
stepped walls, courtyards, wooden balconies and typically Aegean
churches. The finest church on the island, that of Our Lady,
stands above a section of the ancient wall.
Chrissospilia, nearby to the north, with stalactites,
stalagmites and traces of ancient occupation, and the small
settlements in the Ano Meria district are the sights to be seen
around the island’s main village.
Ano Meria also has the Ecological and Folklore Musem, with
exhibits which reconstruct the farming practices of the
Among the best beaches for swimming are Karavostassis, Livadi
and Aghios Georgios bay.
Although Folegandros has little in the way of tourist amenities
or roads, it attracts more and more visitors each year – chiefly
those in search of solitude close to nature.
There are a few rooms to rent.