Discover the secrets of Folegandros island

A place to call home

You can come to Folegandros either by ship from Piraeus, or by speed boat, during the high-season summer months. The trip takes approximately 6,5hours by conventional ship and approximately 3,5-4 hours by speed boat. You can also arrive to the island through Santorini from where there is a daily boat connection. Please note, that there are no banks and no hospital on the island, however, there are 2 ATM`s (automatic bank machine), a local Medical clinic, and a pharmacy. For those who lack their own car or motorbike, there are 2 buses. One bus connects Hora with the port (Karavostasi) and the other bus connects Hora with Agali and Ano Meria. The island also has 1 TAXI! and car and motorbike rental. Please note that in many of the islands’ beautiful beaches you cannot go by car.

Therefore if you wish to visit the really spectacular beaches that are located in remote parts of the island, there are regular boats that you can take. You will find regular boat-trips that depart several times a day, from the Main Port to Katergo and from Agali to Agios Nikolaos – Livadaki. Please do not hesitate to contact our office for specific information.

  • The island

    An island with wild natural beauty, Folegandros in Greece is located between Paros and Santorini. Although it is found close to popular islands of Cyclades, Folegandros island remains away from mass tourism and keeps an authentic character.

  • History

    The history of Folegandros starts in the Prehistoric times. The Cares from Asia Minor were the first inhabitants of the island. Then came the Cretans who ruled the island with emperor Folegandros at the helm. After the Cretans, it was the turn of the Dorians to follow. Archaeologists have found evidence of this by way of inscriptions that were unearthed from here. This is perhaps one of the principal reasons why Folegandros did not take part in the 1st Athenian Alliance which was held way back in 478 B.C.

  • Culture

    The Folegandros Folklore Museum is in Ano Meria. It’s a “themonia” that reconstucts life in a traditional rural house. “Themonies” are self-contained farmhouses, typical of the agricultural economy that prevailed the area. It consists of the main residence, the cellar, the stone-built oven, the stable and the barn. In the open there are the threshing-floor, cistern, grape press and olive press. The museum opened in 1988 and later on a stone building was added housing its library.

  • Villages

    Going up the main road from the port, at a 3 km distance, you find Hora, the biggest settlement and capital of the island. Consecutive squares, the Kastro, and well-preserved stone paved streets rank Hora among the best of Cyclades. Arriving at Hora we see the Kastro, a medieval settlement built to protect locals from enemy assaults.

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