Folegandros Island Greece

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. Find all of your beach essentials here for your Folegandros Island Greece vacation. 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

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Agali Beach

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.

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Karavostasi Beach, Folegandro Island Greece, The Cyclades, best Folegandro beaches, best Folegandro hotels, best Folegandro restaurants, things to do in Folegandro
Karavostasi Beach

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.

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Agios Georgios Beach, Folegandro Island Greece, The Cyclades, best Folegandro beaches, best Folegandro hotels, best Folegandro restaurants, things to do in Folegandro
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.

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Ambeli Beach, Folegandro Island Greece, The Cyclades, best Folegandro beaches, best Folegandro hotels, best Folegandro restaurants, things to do in Folegandro
Ambeli Beach

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.

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Ligaria Beach, Folegandro Island Greece, The Cyclades, best Folegandro beaches, best Folegandro hotels, best Folegandro restaurants, things to do in Folegandro
Ligaria Beach

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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Recommended Serifos Tours & Activities by Viator

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

Best Folegandros Hotels

44 Comments

  1. evansese

    hello Leahrae

    Very awesome Folegandros Island Greece guide you have put together!   What a beautiful destination.  Who wouldn’t want to be there right. I absolutely love the whitewashed buildings and how clean everything looks there.  It doesn’t just look like paradise, it looks like magic. They sure have beautiful beaches and reasonably priced restaurants. I have always wanted to go to Greece, when this is all over, I hope to travel more.

    thanks a lot for sharing have a great day…

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you enjoyed my Folegandros Island Greece guide.  Thanks for stopping by beach travel destinations.

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  2. Steviejohn41

    Hello there, This is an amazing article that you have got here. The folegrandos island is awesome and looks beer beautiful to. Just a sight at the pics you showed, I think I will find this place very interesting to be for Vacation. It’s a great place to be with nice views and colorful beach to have fun. I wander if they have any special event held in any specific date of the year.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      They do have a summer festival in July that would be quite fun to go to.  I think you would really enjoy 🙂  

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  3. Skuchmane

    Wow, what a great post on Folegandros Island Greece.  I knew Greece was beautiful, and the Cyclades too.   But I think I would love to vacation to Folegandros.  Seems like it would be a bit of the beaten path.  This pandemic is really slowing down any vacation plans I want to make.  Sure hope this pandemic ends soon so I can do some sight seeing in Folegandros!  Thanks a lot for the information.  Looking forward to trying out some of your recommendations.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yeah, I think this pandemic is cramping everyone’s style LOL.  I know I am ready to get out and go on vacation.  Just have to wait until it is safe, when ever that is.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. edahnewton1

    Hey nice article you have there, your thoughts are indeed invaluable. I have heard little about Folegandros from a friend. Having stumbled into this article, I have gotten a better perspective of its features. Indeed Folegandros is a perfect place to have a good time with friends and family. Having me and my family to have a feel of nature via Folegandros this summer will be a perfect choice for us. Thanks for the insight 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome!  Please let me know if I can provide you with any additional information.

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  5. Iheanacho David

    Thanks for this. The island actually looks nice and private. I would like to make a trip there with my family. The vview is just nice and is  something i will like to see.Greece is a really nice place and i wonder how i never thought of it cos my parents travel a lot with us. I am going to show this to them so they can see for themselves . Thank you.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I think your parents would agree that Folegandros Island Greece would make a perfect vacation for the family.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  6. Maria

    Greece is such a sought after vacation destination. I have the opportunity from my university’s study abroad program to visit Greece and Italy. We’ll have a few days off every now and then to explore on our own, and these beaches sound like the perfect thing to fill our time! I’ve always loved the winding, small alleys in the mediterranwan and all of the wonderful colors and foods. I believe while in Folegrandos I’ll have so much to photograph and sketch! I’m looking forward to taking advantage of the info on this list! Thank you!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you enjoyed my Folegandros Island Post!  Sounds like a great way to study abroad!  Thanks for visiting.

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  7. Chris

    Awesome Post

    Always looking for travel destinations to travel to and it always pays to see previous travel experience from somebody else.

    Greece is on the list and can’t wait to visit the Folegandros Islands when I next get a chance.

    Great Information here and a great source for a next travel adventure.

    Thanks

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed Chris!  I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave me comments.  

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  8. Erika

    I have always wanted to visit Greece, because I am obsessed with Ancient Greece and Mythology. Plus it’s a very beautiful country. I’ve just never really known where or when to visit. Or what to do on my visit, besides the usual tourist attractions. This information will really help in deciding where exactly to visit in Greece. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Erika!  Please let me know if you need any additional information.  I would be happy to help. Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  9. LineCowley

    Hi Laehrae, Greece has always been on my bucketlist and Folegandros certainly looks like an idylic destination (when we are allowed to travel again) I particularly like the sound of Ambeli beach which can be reached by boat or walking there. That would hopefully mean that there are less tourists there as well. 

    I like the idea of doing island hopping trips to explore the other islands as well. Thank you for the warning that the weather from November to March could be harsh, something that I had not really thought about. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome!  I am glad you enjoyed.  I appreciate you taking the time to leave me comments.  Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Bob

    Beautiful pics, excellent review. My wife’s family is from Italy and their surname is Santoro… The island of Santorini is on our bucket list because of a possible connection… and the fact that the island is absolutely stunning. The prohibitive costs have kept us from crossing this trip off the bucket list, but in lieu of this worldwide pandemic, we need to move this off the wish list and on to the “to do” list… before it’s too late. Thanks for posting

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree Bob and yes Santorini can be a little heavy on the pocket book.  So possibly stay in Folegandros and ferry to Santorini for a few days?  That would be my choice 🙂

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  11. PAULEX MEGGA BUSINESS INVESTMENT LTD.

    It looks like Folegandros has the most amazing beautiful beaches. Looks like a great place to visit and take a rest from the town noise and stay freely more relaxed.  My type of vacation!

    I would love to visit and I will be sure to visit Folegandros Beach.  That looks like my type of beach.

    Paul Kizito.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Paul.  Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  12. Mark

    One of the things that tends to suffer when travel destinations become popular is nature and the surrounding flora, fauna and aquatic life. It is therefore great to learn that despite the numbers, Folegandros Island has managed to preserve Ligaria Beach in it’s natural form. It’s also great to learn that the furthest hotel is 1.2km from the city centre. This should make for reasonable walking distance without the need to hire a scooter or hail a taxi. Thanks for this awesome review of Folegandros Island Leahrae.

    We are Blessed.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes Mark, but it is also a destination that does not get crowed like some of the other more popular Cyclade Islands.  The natural beauty her is breathtaking.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Andy

    Thanks for this. It looks to be a very attractive small and I am guessing exclusive island. I have been to a number of islands in Greece but the last time was many years ago in the late 90s. I would like to make another trip some time with my family. I am sure things have changed much since I was there last after all Greece has been in the international news for some not so positive reasons in recent years including economic troubles. I am curious to know whether this island has been affected by such troubles. Is it a suitable location for a family vacation with a young child. Many thanks and best regards, Andy 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I would have to say that Folegandros is a very romantic island.  There won’t be a lot for children to do.  My kids love the beach, and when they were young we would spend full days just playing in the sand, playing on the beach and in the water.  So if your young child likes the water, then he/she will have a blast.  The economic situation has not affected the Cyclades like it has the main land. And they need tourism to help fortify the economy.  You won’t be able to really tell Greece is in economic crisis when visiting the Cyclades.  So that’s a good thing.  Go and enjoy!

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  14. Darrin

    Hi! I also commented on your Sarifos Island post. Is one better than the other? I’m sure it is just a preference or what a traveler is looking for. Seems like both have great beaches. It’s better than Florida, I’m sure! LOL nothing wrong with Florida, I love it! But the commercialism drives me!! 

    Well, thanks for this post as well as the other one I commented on. 

    One day!!!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Boy, they are both going to be pretty darn awesome.  Yes, I live on Clearwater Beach, and I hate all the tourism.  It is just so overcrowded, other than right now of course during the pandemic.  I would say that this would be a great vacation for you away for the commercialism of Florida 🙂  You’d be fine with either one and you would find that they are not going to be near as crowded.

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  15. Sharon

    Wow! Such a beauty to behold. Oh! I’m really thinking I should rather Greece as my next destination with all I am reading about the holy place of the gods. In all honesty, this is really great to see here and considering that you are giving insights on the various islands that makes this place very exceptional.and mind blowing is great. Thank you for sharing

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Sharon, thank you for taking the time to leave me some comments.  I am glad you enjoyed my Folegandros Island Greece guide.

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  16. Abel

    I have been to the village of Ano Meria several times. I think between 2 and 3 times. And I have always wanted to go to Ligaria Beach but there is always something that comes up and I haven’t been able to go. The first time I got sick and in the second occasion I lost some personal documents that changed the course of my trip.

    I was glad to see Ligaria Beach listed here. And I hope to visit it on my next trip to Greece.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Wow, you are lucky!   I do think you will love Ligaria Beach 🙂  Please let me know how your trip goes.  

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  17. Idris O.

    Hello Leahrae, traveling to some really cool places make you want to see the world more and some people would do just anything to have that chance. Greece is a very fine place and I have been privileged to visit the Mbeli beach and just as it’s small there is so much fun being there, especially for those who have fright for crowd. I hope to visit more of these places especially the Georgios beach mentioned here. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Nice Idris.  You are right, you won’t find the crowds here that you will in Mykonos or Santorini.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  18. Henderson

    Although I have always wanted to go to Greece one of this days I have never really heard of this wonderful island before. I must tell you that it is a very good thing to see you give such awesome details the way you have done here. I am very happy to see this post you have here. It’s very fabulous. It seems like you know so much about this place. Really good place to visit.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I would agree that it really is a great place to vacation to!  I appreciate you taking the time to leave me comments as well.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  19. Sheddy Ovb

    Hello Dear, a big thanks to you for sharing this informational post on folegandors island Greece. I really find this article very interesting. I have basically done some  visual tour on the folegandors beach although I haven’t been there live but wish to be there some day. Anyways I must say that I love the Georgios beach it looks really beautiful and attractive to me. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed Sheddy.  Sounds like Folegandros would be a great vacation for you.  Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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  20. Mike

    Having spent time when younger working in the Greek islands of Crete and Ios and also visiting Santorini it is lovely to see such beautiful pictures and video showing off the fabulous beaches. Having not visited Folegandros it certainly has many idyllic beaches to choose from and I have no doubt will be a trip worth taking when possible to travel overseas again.

    It would be great to do some Island hopping and reminisce a little. Santorini I remember for it’s black sand beaches. And to take advantage of the underpriced restaurants and stay at a hotel rather than the backpackers hostel would be wonderful.

    A good post and thanks for bringing back wonderful memories.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I like the idea of island hopping.  What a great experience you have had visiting the Cyclades.  I am glad I drudged up your wonderful memories, sounds like it is time to do a little island hopping in the Cyclades 🙂

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  21. Kevin Hyland

    Beautiful photos of the island. I have always wanted to go to Greece for vacation. My wife and I plan on doing some traveling. This looks like an absolutely beautiful vacation spot. 

    I have never heard of Folegandros Island. When planning a vacation I love to look around for interesting websites that point out new, and interesting places to vacation other than the typical tourist spots that everyone considers. The off the way path is more my type of vacation. 

    The beaches clean, the water is a beautiful blue you couldn’t ask for anything better then that. How far is this from Athens? We are thinking that we want to stop in Athens for a few days, and then go somewhere with clear blue water, and gorgeous views. Other than the beaches is there anything else we can enjoy there such as night life, karaoke, local entertainment? We don’t always want to go to the beach. We are hoping to be able to go out to do some shopping of the local shops.

    I have saved your site to read more of your travel destinations. Wonderful information.

    Kevin

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Folegandros is just a ferry ride away from Athens.  You could actually visit a few of the Cyclades.  Right now a lot of there bars/nightlife are temporarily closed.  That is why I did not add them yet.  I am waiting for this pandemic to be over, so I can see which places actually open back up.  It is sad, but so many small businesses will never recover from this.  But yes, off the beaten path, less crowded and just absolutely worth a vacation to.

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  22. coralie

    What a beautiful destination.  Who wouldn’t want to be there right. I love absolutely love the whitewashed buildings and how clean everything looks there.  It doesn’t just look like paradise, it looks like magic.

    They sure have beautiful beaches and reasonably priced restaurants. I have always wanted to go to Greece, when this is all over, I hope to travel more. 
    Is there one restaurant that you would recommend as one of the most popular of all of them?
    Great job.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks so much Coralie.  I would agree with your feelings on Folegandros and Greece in general.  Magical is absolutely right!  I absolutely love Greek food, so make sure you eat at Blue Cuisine.

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