Events – Fests
Fests and religious anniversaries have their own “colour” at Folegandros. If you happen to be on the island make sure not to miss such events or fairs.
16/4/17 Holy Easter (orthodox)
On Easter day a procession of the icon of the Panaghia (Virgin Mary) takes place around the houses of Hora. The next day the icon is brought to every house in Ano Meria and the day after, departing from Hora and followed by a large number of people, it passes from Petousis to Livadi, and finally Karavostasis, where they all get onboard vessels for a short trip, and back to the houses. Plenty of savoury and sweet treats, as well as drinks are offered by the inhabitants of every house that opens its doors to the miraculous icon of the Panaghia. You don’t need to know the owners to step inside! They will welcome you anyway!
23/4/17 Aghios Georgios Fair
On the eve of Aghios Georgios day a fair is held at the Church’s yard in Ano Meria, with traditional live music, food and drinks.
26/7 Aghios Panteleimonas
The fair takes place at the Church’s yard with traditional live music, drinks and treats.
5/8 Folegandros’ Sailing Club (NOF)
Fest takes place at Pounta Square. It is an event with traditional live music, dance, food and drinks.
14/8 Panaghia (Virgin Mary)
Fair at Pounta Square with traditional live music, treats, drinks and dancing.
Fair at the square in front of the church of Stavros.
19/10 Aghios Artemios
Fair takes place in front of the church of Aghios Artemios at Karavostasis. Traditional live music, treats and drinks by the sea.
Folegandros useful numbers:
City Hall: +30 22860 41285
Port authority: +30 22860 41530
Police: +30 22860 41249
First aid: +30 22860 41222
Pharmacy: +30 22860 41540
Bus: +30 22860 41425,+30 22860 41328
Δημαρχείο: +30 22860 41285
Λιμεναρχείο: +30 22860 41530
Αστυνομία: +30 22860 41249
Πρώτες βοήθειες: +30 22860 41222
Φαρμακείο: +30 22860 41540
Λεωφορεία: +30 22860 41425,+30 22860 41328