Folegandros is my favorite Greek island after Milos. After checking out of our hotel in Milos, we went around noon to eat something in the port of Adamas, which is the town where we stayed in Milos. When it was time to go, the ferry wasn’t in the port. It happened often that ferries had delays but on that the day we had to wait more than 4 hours in the cold and arrived around two in the morning in Folegandros. Be prepared for this, if you go island hopping in Greece. The best site to find out the prices and options of the ferries is www.tickets.ferries.gr/.
We stayed in a town called Karavostasis, where the ferries arrive and stayed in Coral Apartments. The owner was really kind and always ready to help.
Not far from our hotel was a rent a car called Spyros. We had to rent a quad to move around the island because it gave us more flexibility. Quads cost from 25 to 30 euros and cars from 25 and upwards. They always want to see if your license allows you to drive quads and they were really strict about this.Starving and eager to explore the island, we took off with our quad to the Chora of Folegandros, where most restaurants and stores are. It was not easy to pick a place to eat breakfast then every spot looked so beautiful and the food options looked all sooo delicious. We decided to eat in a little restaurant in the main plaza of the Chora called Nicolas Michailidis. They had a lot of different smoothies, juices, and breakfast menus. We picked the right one then the breakfast was perfect!
The day was beautiful and we decided to walk around the Chora. In every corner, the white houses with colorful doors, stairs and windows caught our eye and some houses had huge bougainvilleas in different colors in the front.After our walk, we wanted a relaxing day by the beach and drove back to Karavostasis to take a boat to Katargo Beach. There is no shade there so everyone in our boat bought an umbrella in a shop by the port. We didn’t know that but it was not that bad because it was windy and not that warm on that day. It was the perfect way to spend the afternoon just reading and sleeping by the beach. Don’t forget to bring snacks and water, there are no shops!
After our trip, we drove back to our hotel to change into warmer clothes. At night it gets really cold and windy in the time of September and October, which was the time when we were there.
We decided to eat in a restaurant called the Blue Cuisine in the Chora, which is known as the best restaurant in Folegandros. Sadly it was closed. Going in the low season to Greece has its disadvantages too then a lot of stores and restaurants were closed in the islands.
After checking our adviser TripAdvisor (haha) we picked a cute looking restaurant with a great rating called Eva’s Garden. The food is fresh and picked from the garden next to the restaurant. Our dishes were delicious and the service really friendly.
The best way to end our day was seeing the Chora at night full of life. They were people talking and having a good time, kids playing and laughing and the atmosphere was lovely.
Don’t forget to visit the Church of Panagia in Chora. The best time of the day to go is before sunset, you will love the view.
A beach that you can’t miss is the Agios Georgios but its nudism friendly. There is a small beach before where more nudists are. In Agios Georgios, there were only two. I really recommend the small restaurant in Agios Georgios, the fresh fish was so delicious and the waitress so nice.
Our next stop was Santorini! It’s not high on my list and I’ll tell you why in my next blog post…