Travel Guide to Folegandros

Let me take you through my most favourite island of the Cyclades.

Hey youngsters,

This week, we are taking over Folegandros island which lies on the southern edge of the Cyclades with the Sea of Crete sweeping away to its south.

There’s an all-white-everything state in the most well known church of Folegandros, Panagia. A breathtaking historical monument that is perched on the cliff top above Hora. I have been visiting Folegandros for the past 10 years and every time it feels like an ode to peace of mind. From the moment you step on the island’s port, Karavostasis, you experience this powerful energy and you’re instantly aware of a warm emotion deep in your heart.

To me, Folegandros is an undiscovered gem. There is so much untouched beauty that truly captivates everyone visiting. Remote beaches, luminous blue waters and delicious local food. What else can you ask for?

Folegandros, Cyclades.

The view of the sunset from Panagia is simply breathtaking.

The must-visit beaches are definitely Agios Nikolas, Livadaki and Katergo. If you are keen on seafood by the sea, you should visit Papalaggi tavern at the top of the cliff at Agios Nikolas beach. Make sure to order tuna tartar!

Agios Nikolaos in Folegandros.

View of Chora and Panagia, Folegandros.

When it comes to the island’s night life, it is very relaxed yet unique. Most people gather in the central square and often enjoy Rakomelo. There are also some cocktail bars with wonderful interiors like Laoumi and Bees.

View of Chora and Panagia, Folegandros.

Traditional Kalasouna pie, Folegandros.

Finally, indulge in local delicacies like Kalasouna pie, Matsata with rooster, Souroto cheese as well as Karpouzenia (a pie with watermelon and honey!). My personal favorite plate is matsata with tomato sauce and souroto cheese – simple yet oh-so-yummy!

Useful links:

Visit Greece & Travel to Folegandros 

Feel free to share your thoughts by leaving your comment below!


Iro xx


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