Folegandros Town is known for its beauty and wonderful Cycladic
atmosphere, but there are many more places of great interest that are worth
seeing during your visit to the island.
For many, the town of Folegandros is one of the most beautiful in the Cyclades, with its cobbled alleys and beautiful picturesque Cycladic houses, stands on a rock about 200 meters above the sea that offers stunning views of the Aegean. You will find several shops, restaurants, bars as well as several accommodations, scattered on the beautiful cobbled streets and squares of Chora.
On the north side of Chora is the medieval settlement of Kastro, built for fortification reasons by pirates at least ten centuries ago. To enter the castle you must pass one of the two entrances located in Chora, the Loggia or the Paraporti.
Another important attraction of the
island is located in Chora, the Virgin
of Folegandros, which stands perched on the rock above the settlement. The path
that starts from Pounta square and ends at the church is a bit tedious but you
will definitely be rewarded by the unique view, especially during sunset.
Ano Meria is the second largest settlement on the island and is located at the northwestern corner of the island. Here most of the houses are traditional "themonies", meaning small autonomous units of agricultural and livestock production. In Ano Meria you will eat excellent matsata, but also delicious pastries from the local bakery. You can also visit the ecological folklore museum of Folegandros (Eco-Museum) as well as the traditional pastel production workshop, where you can get a closer look at the entire production process.
Despite the small size of the island, there is an extensive network of marked trails, with a moderate degree of difficulty. The routes run through a large part of the island's countryside and pass through places of special historical, cultural or environmental importance, such as the Lighthouse of Aspropounta.