Folegandros and its Highlights

Folegandros ©Alan_W100/flickr

Folegandros ©Alan_W100/flickr

Folegandros is a destination that appeals to couples, honeymooners, families with teenagers, or with small children, singles, romantics, students, active and adventurous tourists as well as budget travelers. It does not matter if you are a repeat visitor or you have never been there before, it is a place that is ever so popular in the spring, summer as well as the fall seasons. Folegandros is a small island in the Aegean Sea together with los, Anafi, Sikinos and also Santorini. They are the southern Cyclades. The three villages are Chora, Karavostasis and Ano Meria all connected by a paved road.

The Kastro

In the old town of Chora which is the main town on Mykonos, there is a beautiful central section that offers the most atmospheric sights as compared to all the Cycladic towns. There are quaint scenes and lots of old houses, you can wander all day long and soak up the beauty of the island.

A Folegandros’ Easter

This is an amazing festival celebrated from Good Friday to Easter Tuesday. The Folegandros’ locals give out food for free, and they open their houses to everyone. You get sweets, and drinks while the ancient icon of the Virgin is passed from one house to the next. Expect beautiful fireworks and dancing programs and free boat ride around the island. A word of caution if you are planning to spend your Easter holidays there, you really need to book well in advanced as it is just a tiny island with a lot of tourist coming on this particular festive holiday.

Ano Meria

You can reach the remote beaches on foot from Ano Meria. These beaches are clean and beautiful and most important of all, they are fun to walk to. To name three of them, Livadaki, Agios Georgios and Ambeli. What you need to prepare is a good map to get around and also do not forget to pack your swim wear.

Kyria Eirini’s Mini Market

In Ano Meria is a half restaurant and half mini market. You are recommended to check out the food there as it is excellent. Open year round, with only one or two dishes on offer.

Panagia Church and Folklore Museum

Folegandros 2 ©Alan_W100/flickr

Folegandros 2 ©Alan_W100/flickr

If you walk from Pounta in Chora and up to the Panagia Church, not only is it a lovely walk with beautiful views but lots of photo opportunities. Then for those of you who likes folklore, there is a museum at the narrowest point on the island that offers splendid views with Agkali on one side and Chora the other.

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