The island is a quiet island that belongs to the southwestern Cyclades, between Sikinos and Milos.
It’s 15 nautical miles from the east side of Milos and 22 nautical miles from the northwest side of Santorini.
HOW TO GET THERE
The island has a ferry connection to the port of Piraeus with regular services to the island. During the summer the ferry services increase to meet the needs of the island. The trip from Piraeus to Folegandros with a speedboat takes 3.5-4 hours, while the boat can take up to 11 hours depending of course on the route. From the port of Folegandros are local ferry services linking throughout the year Folegandros with Santorini, Anafi, Thirassia, Ios, Sikinos, Naxos, Paros, Syros, Kythnos and Kea.
Anek Lines and Sea Jets carry out services to Folegandros.
You don’t need a car to move around Folegandros since the distances are relatively small. You can therefore travel by the local bus services which run regularly.
During your stay in Folegandros we encourage you to visit the Folk Museum at Ano meria, this is a improvised museum which is a representative sample of traditional rural houses of the 19th century.
In the summer many cultural events are held from the club "Folegandros" such as photography, ceramics and painting.
Cultural events are organized by the Folklore Museum, located in Ano Meria.
The major cultural event of the summer is the "Folegandros Festivities" which is held every July. During holidays they involve the entire island and events take place in the regions Castro, Ano Meria and Karavostassis.
If you choose to visit Folegandros, you can swim in some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. We suggest you visit the beach Karavostasis the Vincenzo, the sandy beach Vardias, Agios Georgios and the beach Katergo which is by far the most beautiful beach of Folegandros.
The island is not known for its vibrant nightlife, mostly you will find many small bars to relax and sip your drink. The island is the ideal destination for those looking for a real relaxing holiday.