It was until recently one of the most isolated islands in the Cyclades. As a result, it has preserved much of its original character. Folegandros has only a few, mostly pebbled beaches with an almost transparent, azure water. At Karavostasis, the water is so clear and inviting that you will crave to dive in. The nearby Livadi, the remote Katergo, the distant Livadaki and Ampeli beaches, and the scenic bay of Angali are our top recommendations for swimming. Only Angali and Livadi are accessible by car. At Angali, you will find a selection of basic tavernas serving delicious food by the seaside.
These are Karavostasis, Ano Meria and Chora, the main village. The bus departs every 30’ from Karavostasis and slowly drives up the winding road to Chora. This extremely picturesque village is uniquely located at a cliff-edge around a leafy square, overlooking the northern coast and the village of Ano Meria. Feel free to wander around the narrow streets and enjoy the Cycladic architecture with its colourful windows, cute balconies, and expansive views of the Aegean.
In the early afternoon, follow the uphill path next to the bus stop to “Panagia” church. From here you can admire the stunning views over Folegandros and its neighbouring islands. This is a wonderful spot to watch the sunset. The Chora offers excellent dining options and a relaxed atmosphere in the evenings. Here, locals and visitors hang out around the main square and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.