Out & AroundFolegandros Island
Folegandros is a tiny island located in the south western part of the Cyclades, only 22 nautical miles from Santorini, but without the crowds! Surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea, it is the perfect place for an authentic vacation experience. Having remained undisclosed to the tourism industry for many years, Folegandros has managed to maintain its charm, evident in the purity of its scenery, the untouched beauty of its villages and the truthfulness of its inhabitants.
Folegandros is ideal for couples looking for a secluded getaway, families seeking a worry-less environment suitable for their children or a group of friends who want to enjoy the impulsiveness and the care-free aura that this magnificent island transpires. Indulge yourselves and taste the islands’ traditional cuisine and the local spirits (“rakomelo” is a definite yes for those summer nights) or visit one of the islands numerous beaches. Most of them are accessible by car or bus, for others you’ll need to board a small boat. Action-lovers will also find that there is a Dive Centre on the island.
There are 4 villages in Folegandros: