FOLEGANDROS

Most Romantic Island in Greece..

Folegandros is one of the smaller, lesser-known islands in the Cyclades, but has been growing in popularity in recent years. This island is for pure relaxation, simplicity, and peacefulness. It has great beaches, the cutest Chora and some stunning views. It’s more a romantic getaway for couples rather than a place to party, so not for everyone.

But for us, this island is pure magic and an all-time favorite place to spend a week or two each year…

The island is only a 45-minute ferry ride away from the very famous Santorini and a around 5 hours from Athens with Seajets speedboats. We do recommend to travel from Santorini, as the sea can get very rough and the journey from Athens could be quite unpleasant. Alternatively, if you have unlimited time, there are larger ferries going to Folegandros, but with twice as long travel time, although you will have a pleasant journey unaffected by wind and waves.

Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures…

“Lovelle Drachman”

This island moves at a slow pace and the way of living is almost like going back in time. The local people from the island are very friendly and helpful and as the island is very small everyone in the village will know each other or be related, so being friendly, polite and respectful in all aspects will get you a long way.

The Chora has many cute spots for food and drinks and it’s very romantic at night. There are plenty of small boutique shops selling original, handmade items by local designers.
Get lost in the picturesque streets, decorated with beautiful flowers and take in the architecture of the traditional looking white and blue churches…

Folegandros has a good amount of beaches for its size. Majority of the beaches are scattered around the islands western side, either near the port or at the center of the island by Agali. There’s also harder to get to beaches at the northern end of the island.

The most popular ones are easy enough to get to, but with a little effort, you can find more secluded places where you can relax and enjoy some much needed quiet time…

More Travel Tips

©LemonyTravels 2019