The island of Folegandros in the Cyclades belt is perhaps one of the most beautiful yet unknown islands in Greece. Just an hour away from its popular older brother Santorini, Folegandros is the perfect escape from the clutches of the monotonous city life. With small villages and unbelievable sceneries, the small island is a must visit for a grand experience.
Why wasn’t it known before
At one point in time, Folegandros was the most isolated island in Greece. The island had such a reputation that only political prisoners were sent there. Over the last century, people began to notice it as a place of immense beauty. Hidden by the success of its neighbouring islands, Folegandros is the ultimate retreat from urban life. The island has a population of a mere 700 and only surfaced on the web very recently due to an article written by a traveller.
What to do in Folegandros
While the island may not have the popularity nor the beauty of some of its neighbouring islands, Folegandros is the perfect place for couples to spend some alone time. The exotic cuisine of the island topped off with its small and neat villages is truly a delight. Furthermore, the island is the ideal place for writers and artists seeking insight into life. Unadulterated unlike most popular tourist spots, Folegandros gives you the true Greek experience at its core. The Chora village is the perfect place to get some souvenirs from this memorable island. The small number of people living there are always happy to welcome tourists and make them feel at home.
If you have no other reason to visit Folegandros, the sunset is bound to change your mind. Devoid of human activity, the beaches in Folegandros are the perfect place for you to end your day gazing at the mesmerizing sunset reflecting off of the Aegean Sea.
Folegandros is a must visit for you if you want to experience a change in scenery. The size of the island is nothing compared to the great experiences one can have there. Do not go there expecting large resorts and clubs, the island is minimal and that’s the perfect way to experience it.