Made from the material of dreams, Folegandros looks like a rock thrown into the sea, a slow and majestic revelation as the meltemi wind seduces even the smallest thought.
Walk in Chora, an impeccable architectural model, an off- white castle city that nestled in landscapes reminiscent of Far West.
It hangs dangerously from the cliff, perhaps the most special Chora ( Capital) of Cyclades.
The houses of the medieval settlement stand there for over a thousand years and fulfill their purpose: to permanently protect their inhabitants from pirate raids.
Small alleys, courtyards, flower pots with geraniums and whitewashed terraces complete the puzzle of the most charming island of Cyclades.
Take the cobblestone path that starts from Pounta square to reach after 15 minutes the church on the top, dedicated to Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
It is perched on a rock above Chora, while the icon of the Virgin Mary kept in the church is associated with pirate stories and legends of the island.
An old tradition is the procession of the icon of the Virgin Mary every Easter in all the houses of the island.
All the paths and roads whatever alley you take, lead to the three main squares of Chora.
In the Cretan square there are restaurants, cafes, and other shotguns, lots of lights and very good music.
The all night dolce vita of the island unfolds in the squares and during the day in Katergo, Agali, St. Nicholas and Ambeli. these are beaches with beautiful clear waters.
The settlement of Ano Mera, is the most traditional part of the island.
After the island hanging around, you will take on forces in the taverns, where all the good things of the world are served.
The most famous are the “matsata” (traditional pasta made by the women of Folegandros) and also strained cheese, kalasouna pie with cheese and onions, watermelon pie (sweet with watermelon, honey and sesame) and much more.
Fall in love with Folegandros the alluring island!!