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This small yet attractive town of Greece called the island of Folegandros will surely enthrall every traveler who comes by for a visit. Located by the Aegean Sea centering Sikonos and Milos Islands, this beautiful town has been gaining popularity in the field of tourism. However, even with its fame, it is still the perfect place to spend a relaxing and enjoyable time under the sun by the sea. It covers about thirty-two square kilometers in area and has beautiful views of majestic mountains and lush fields. Apart from its natural wonders, it too has traditional Greek towns vacated by friendly and hospitable town folks.
Folegandros, as a part of the Cycladic Islands, is packed with clustered villages, whitewashed buildings, clear waters, and cliff drops perfect for adventurers. The best part is, as famous a nation as Greek is, it isn’t visited by many tourists worldwide like those of Santorini and Mykonos. If you’ll pass by its villages, you will automatically set your eyes on the terraces and walls that have been standing since many centuries ago. This is definitely a must see in Greece and should be on top of your bucket list on destinations to visit.
One of the main attractions on the island is Chora, being an exact replica of what a Cycladic community would look like. It gives a romantic atmosphere that has three squares and trees that serve as a comfortable shade for people who would love to just hang out. Its village is divided into two sections, one with a medieval aura, and the other of a modern feel. The former has a magnificent landmark that is constructed in a form of a Venetian castle perched on two hundred meters above the ground.
Once you’re done touring the castle, take a walk down the cobblestone paths of the town. Its nightlife is so festive especially if you would swing by one of its many taverns. You may also have a picturesque view of the west coast and Chora when you would continue your way on top of the hill to the Church of Panaghia.
If you’re the “beachy” type of person, you can come by the Angali beach that is located near a small settlement of the same name. It is considered to be one of the most attractive beaches on the island. Other attractions that you shouldn’t miss visiting are Ano Meria and Karavostasis.
The way to Folegandros would usually be through the harbor at Karavostasis. You can find tons of restaurants, hotels, other accommodation choices, and shops in this area. The town of Ano Meria is widely known for its picture perfect fields and “dry-placed” walls. It also has the Folkristic Museum that is open to visitors from ten in the morning until six in the evening. No matter what accommodations you would choose during your stay here, make sure that you would also try the local cuisines that are offered at various restaurants because their dishes are to die for.
Apart from ancient establishments and beautiful towns, Folegandros also is home to serene pebbled beaches that are untouched by modernization. You can easily find perfect spots for relaxation. Some of these serene beaches are Pountaki, Latinaki Vardia and Vitzenzou. If you love to partake in recreational activities such as camping by the shore, the beach of Livadi would be the perfect one for you. Aside from marveling at these beaches, crystal clear waters and heartwarming towns, there is also the choice of a hiking activity that you can engage in since there are remote trails available in town.