Folegandros, on the southern edge of the Cyclades, is often overshadowed by Santorini but it offers fine cliff scenery in its own right. At only 12 square miles, this tiny and beautiful island has become a secret to those that love the Cyclades. It’s not a lively island and it doesn’t have any discos or a lively nightlife but it does offer stunning views, downplayed tourism, good beaches, and a quiet getaway in the Cyclades.
All visitors arrive to Folegandros by boat, and there are more travel options in the summer than in the winter. There are regular connections to Anafi, Ios, Amorgos, Kea, Kimolos, Koufonisi, Kythnos Milos, Naxos, Paros, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, and Santorini. The main port of Folegandros is Karavostasi, which actually means “ferry stop”. Karavostasi is located on the east coast and there isn’t much to see or do here. Visitors typically take the bus from the ferry to the main town of Chora, 2 miles away, or take a boat to one of the beaches on the island.