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Neighbouring Islands to Santorini : Folegandros Island

Folegandros Island
Traditional island with natural beauty, wonderful beaches, astounding terrain, nature walks
Small, rocky, long, narrow island. Wild mountain rocks, gorges, idyllic beaches, nature footpaths, a cave, a few windmills.
White washed stone houses, small narrow streets and wooden balconies.
Chora : a traditional settlement built on the brow of a cliff at the edge of a huge rock 200 meters above sea level. Chora is made up of 2 villages : the medieval village within the walls of a 13th Venetian castle, and the new village that stands outside the walls. There are 5 village squares.
Ano Mera : traditional village in the north west part of the island, 5 kilometers from Chora. Stone farmhouses ‘themonies’ housing 300 inhabitants line the 3 ½ kilometer road.

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Folegandros Island

Folegandros Island

Folegandros Island

Taverns, bars, restaurants, Folklore museum in Ano Mera set up by Aegean painter Markos Venios.
Endless blue seas and sunsets
Hotels, rooms
Homemade pasta ‘matsata’ served with rabbit, baby goat or rooster in tomato sauce.
Mountain climbing, hiking
The island owes its name to Folegandros, son of King Minoa and Chrysopilia.
13th century Venetian castle
Chora : church of Eleousa (1530), church of Agia Sofia. The Monastery of the Panagia (19th century) can be reached by following a wonderful winding path offset by spectacular views of the open sea and coastline.
Beautiful beaches, most can be reached by car. Agkali is ideal for families, with pebbles and sand, small taverns, crystal clear sea, easy car approach. Katergo beach has turquoise seas. Other beaches are Agios Nikolaos, Livadaki, Vorina, Agios Giorgis and Ampeli.
102 nautical miles from Piraeus
39 square kilometers in size
17 kilometers long
Folegandros lies between Milos and Sikinos
Permanent residents : 667
Boats from Piraeus and connection from Santorini
Community of Folegandros : +30 22860 41285
Community of Folegandros : +30 22860 41416
Police : +30 22860 41249
Port Authority : +30 22860 41530
Medical Center : +30 22860 51211
Post Office : +30 22860 41299
Buses : +30 22860 41425 / 41328 / 41068


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