Boat tour

The island Tour

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The island tour of Folegandros by boat is the only chance to swim in five different beaches in one day. These beaches are difficult to access by foot and in many cases only by boat. The tour boat leaves from the port in the morning, takes six hours to complete returning early evening. We run three different routes, North side, South side, but normally weather permitting a full round trip. Whichever route takes the amount of stops and length of the tour remain the same.
North TourThis gives you the chance to see the famous cave “Chrisospilia” from the boat and take some photographs. Unfortunately, entrance into the cave is forbidden. Carrying on the tour you will be able to swim in the crystal clear waters of five different beaches and small magic bays! A light homemade lunch is served at the 3rd stop followed by serving of fresh mouth watering fruit for every passenger.Before returning to the port you will also be served with a helping of local sweets and a glass of Raki.
South tourAgain consists five breathtaking stops for swimming with lunch at the 3rd. An extra stop is made at “Georgitsis” cave . This cave is at sea level and therefore we are able to take virtually inside with the boat.This is an ideal opportunity again or photographs and one of the crew will serve local sweets and Raki. The tour ends ten minutes later to the port.
Full tourWhen the weather is fine on both sides of the island, this allows a memorable full round trip of Folegandros. Soon after leaving the harbour you will see the mystical “Chrisospilia” and towards the end the cave of “Georgitsis”. You will still visit five beaches, but this time the stops will consist of a variation of the North and South side
The length of the stops are 30min each for the first and the second, one hour for the 3rd so you can swim and eat lunch on board and the last two stops are 45min each. We take into consideration that after eating some of you may not wish to swim, so the last two stops we make it possible for you to walk ashore via ladders at the front or back of the tour boat. We recommend you take the tour either the first or second day of your stay in Folegandros to experience every part of the island and to help you decide which beaches you may like to revisit during the rest of your holidays.

Ampeli

Ampeli

A gorgeous beach with lovely waters, rich underwater scenery for diving lovers and a little cave on the left side of the beach. Unfortunatelly, it is small so try setling there early before it is full.

 

ampeli beach

Livadaki

Livadaki

Marvelous turquoise waters, whitest pebbles and flat limestones around the beach. Often, those flatstones are for many the best place to rest and sunbath.

 

livadaki beach

Aspropounta

Aspropounta

One of the best spots to swim. A small cove of natural untouched beauty with turquoise crystalline waters! The only way to get here and take a swim is this tour. Meal on board is usually served during this stop.

aspropounta

Ag. Nikolaos

Ag. Nikolaos

This beach -adored by lots of visitors- lays on the South side of the island. It consists of sand and pebbles and several trees for shade and relax. There are two tavernas where you can have a meal and the picturesque Church of Agios Nikolaos just a few metres above the little dock.

 

agios nikolaos beach

Katergo

Katergo

The beloved of many. The longest and nicest beach of the island with tiny pebbles and azure crystalline waters! Swimming here gives a unique sensation due to open sea currents that make these waters crystal clear and chilly. The name derives from the long islet that lays just opposite and looks like the “katergo”, a galley moved by Convicts.

 

katergo beach

Giorgitsis Cave

Giorgitsis Cave

In the end of this wonderful tour we make a 10-minute stop at the Giorgitsis Cave. Laying at sea level, it gives us a beautiful scenery while the vessel approaches in proximity. In the meanwhile -offered by the crew- you enjoy a traditional sweet served with raki ending your journey sweetly!

giorgitsis cave

Karavostasis

Karavostasis

Karavostasis is the island's port and one of two seaside settlments. Recommended to those who prefer the quiet and relaxed life of a traditional small port village with easy access to beaches (5 minutes). From Karavostasis you can see the sunrise, nearby Sikinos and several rocky islets. Also, the boats for the island's tour and Katergo beach depart from the port.

karavostasis

Chrysospilia

Chrysospilia

During this brief stop (weather permitting) you will be given information on this important cave, which remains unexplored to its larger part. Acces to the cave is not possible, but you will be able to take close pictures of the large entrance which is high above sea level. The Chrysospilia is protected by the Greek Archaelogical Service and is not open to the public.

giorgitsis cave

Ag. Nikolaos Cove

Ag. Nikolaos Cove

You can barely see the ruins of the old Church of Agios Nikolaos which once stood here over the cliffs that go all the way down in the blue waters of this cove. Don't hesitate to dive as you won't have another chance; the boat tour is the only way to get here.

giorgitsis cave

Vorina

Vorina

No words can describe the waters here! Pictures will help you see the delightful emerald colour. As it is on the Northern side of the island make sure there isn't a minimum of northern wind before you visit.

 

vorina beach

Ag. Georgios

Ag. Georgios

It is a beautiful beach laying on the Northwestern edge of the island. There, are found some little summer houses inhabited until a few years ago by local fishermen, as well as the smaller constructions on the beach called “syrmata” where fishermen used to drag and store their boats. The beach consists of sand and partly of pebbles. A few trees will provide shade to those who will get under first!

 

ag.georgios beach

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
Taxi: 6944693957

Χρήσιμα τηλέφωνα:


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
Ταξί: 6944693957