Folegandros Island Greece features traditional Cycladic architecture. You’ll find villages made up of tiny whitewashed houses, narrow alleys, and colorful windows.
Stroll around the streets of Chora Folegandros, enjoy breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea, and watch the sunset from the hill above Chora…Vacations in Folegandros are a magical experience!
Ferries from Folegandros to Mykonos and Santorini depart daily from the island’s port, giving you the opportunity to explore the nearby Cyclades islands. Also, the small boats that depart from the port will get you to several beautiful Folegandros beaches. Enjoy a wonderful vacation in Folegandros Island Greece. Start planning today. You can also visit our Cyclades Travel Guide for information on all the best Cyclades Islands.
Folegandros Weather – When to Visit
The weather here is dry, with a few rainfalls throughout the year. Expect hot, dry and windy summer days in Folegandros, ideal for enjoying lots of outdoors and water activities. Just keep in mind that there isn’t a lot of shade on the island, so bring a hat or umbrella if you need to get out of the sun.
Try to avoid the Greek islands during the hectic, tourist-filled months of July and August, when everything is crowded, reservations are a must and daytime temperatures are too hot for anything other than sitting still. April to mid-June are the nicest months to visit, with temperatures hovering between 70 F and 85 F. If you travel during the off-season (November through March), be prepared for harsh weather, rains and wind, which can offset ferry schedules to and from the island.
Folegandros Best Beaches
Agali beach is one of the most crowded beaches of the island. The beach is particularly busy in the summer months and needless to say, the tavernas here at this beach are open only during the summer months. The beach is ideal for swimmers.
This beach is perfect for swimming and the waters are crystal clear. This is one beach where you will find lots of trees that provide shade during the sweltering summer season. The beach is perfect for families. Karavostasi beach is close to numerous other beaches and offers a variety of alternative options for short day excursions.
Agios Georgios Beach
Agios Georgios beach is located to the northern part of the island. This beach is subject to strong winds and always first check the weather report of the day prior to visiting the beach. Agios Georgios is a fine sandy beach with crystalline blue water.
Ampeli is a relatively small beach in comparison to other beaches of the island and can be reached either by hired boats or by walking on foot. The beach has stunning views and sunsets which are well worth the visit.
This beach is a small rocky escape for those who hate crowds. This pebbled beach is located near the village of Ano Meria. It is almost completely preserved in its natural beauty and is perfect for those looking for a few moments alone.
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Private Day Cruise: Santorini to Folegandros on Luxury Riva Speedboat
Enjoy a Full Day Trip for visiting to nearby islands of Santorini. Have a unique experience of Aegean beauty, with a cruise to Folegandros, living a different experience, the Riva experience! Learn more about the Private Day Cruise from Santorini to Folegandros.
10-Days Athens Milos Folegandros and Santorini Private Tour
You can personally see the beauty of the Cyclades and enjoy amazing vacations on this fascinating journey through the mysterious and incredibly beautiful islands of Milos, Folegandros and Santorini. Learn more about the 10 Day Athens Milos Folegandros & Santorini Tour.
Private Island Hopping from Santorini with a Ferretti 62 to Folegandros
Experience a Full Day schedule of your preference, visiting to nearby islands of Santorini and meet the unique experience of Aegean beauty. Learn more about the Private Island Hopping Tour.
Best Folegandros Restaurants
Blue Cuisine $11 – 30
Wandering through Chora you’ll come across Blue Cuisine, a small yet elegant restaurant with creative Greek cuisine. Blue Cuisine operates from May until September in a relaxed setting overlooking the church of Panagia nested in the rocks. Telephone: 30 22860 41665 Web: Blue Cuisine
Capo Del Porto Under $10
Located above the port of Folegandros, Dal Capo restaurant is always ready to present traditional recipes with a variety of the island’s fish, swordfish, tuna, calamari, always accompanied with fresh salads or vegetables and local wine. Telephone: 30 22860 41564 Web: Capo Del Porto
Papalagi Folegandros $11 – 30
On a hillock above the beautiful beach of Agios Nikolaos, opposite Agali, someone can find plates that go back to the classic Greek cuisine: tomatoes and peppers stuffed with rice, stuffed vine leaves, fresh fish served with some of the traditional “tsipouro”. Telephone: 30 694 429 1988 Web: Papalagi Folegandros
Zefyros $11 – 30
Admiring the magnificent view, the friendly atmosphere and the courteous staff will make you feel yourself at home. All dishes listed on the menu are made from fresh raw materials and are traditionally cooked. Accompany your meal with some wine from a wide variety of Aegean wines. Telephone: 30 2286 041556 Web: Zefyros
Mama’s Pita, Souvlaki House Under $11
An authentic grill restaurant in central Folegandros, where visitors can enjoy all types of greek souvlaki – with gyros, pork or chicken – and Mediterranean cuisine dishes with fresh ingredients. Telephone: Web: Mama’s Pita, Souvlaki House