FOLEGANDROS THE ISLAND
Folegandros is a small island located next to Santorini and in the centre of the southerwestern Cyclades, near Ios, Milos, Sifnos and Myconos. Its natural beauty is monumental, exactly as that of Santorini, thanks to its rocky coastline, with its almost sheer cliffs with two dazzling white villages that look as if they are reposing on the edge of the precipice. However, it is unfair to compare Folegandros with Santorini! Because Folegandros has its own distinct character, which makes it unique and thus ‘unrivalled’. It is a mountainous island, with peaks reaching over 200 metres, the tallest being 455 metres. They look even higher because of the steep inclines of the slopes.
Mainly due to the morphology of the terrain, Folegandros has remained practically unspoiled. And not just by tourism. It has remained unspoiled by its own inhabitants, who have lived here since ancient times. It is them who, first and foremost, show love and respect for their island – two emotions that are passed down from generation to generation.
The island’s road network has only begun to develop in the last fifteen years and still remains fairly limited. However, it is sufficient for those who like hiking and are interested in discovering the island’s natural beauty, which is stunning because of its wild untamed character, but also on account of its incredible serenity and harmony. For these reasons, those who know the island are not surprised by the fact that Folegandros is listed among the 7 most beautiful villages in Europe!
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ACTIVITIES ON THE ISLAND
Combine the ultimate relaxation in a hidden destination, while you have the chance to explore the pure beauty that nature has to offer. Our experienced Front Office team, will help you organise car and bike rentals, island tours, shared or private cruises and water activities. Focusing in our guests’ feedback, we are glad to suggest an acknowledged team, which invites you to join them, even if you have never put a diving mask on before. Explore the wonderful underwater world through autonomous and free diving or snorkeling and capture great images of the Aegean seabed. For more information in advance, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or upon your arrival.
HOW TO GET TO THE ISLAND
Private Transfer Anemihotels Group is happy to arrange your transfer before and after your visit in Folegandros. As soon as you will provide to us the details of your travel, we will reserve for you private transfers between the port and the airport of Athens. Additionaly, private boat or helicopter transfers from and towards other islands can be arranged upon request.
From Piraeus by boat Piraeus is the port of departure to Folegandros. It is closest to the largest Greek airport, the International Airport of Athens, Eleftherios Venizelos. The service to Folegandros is quite frequent, either by ferry or high speed boat. The journey by ferry takes about 6 hours, depending on the number of calls it makes to other islands on the way. The journey by high speed boat takes about 3.5 hours.
From Santorini by boat The international airport of Santorini is the closest one to Folegandros. There are boats daily to and from Santorini, including a high speed once a day that takes about one hour.
From Mykonos by boat Mykonos has also an international airport and frequent connections to Folegandros. See the ferries routes
Getting to Folegandros by helicopter Flights available from Athens, Santorini and Myconos. Our guests reach the heliport on Folegandros, where they are picked up by the hotel bus. The hotel ANEMI can organise the journey by helicopter to Folegandros on your behalf. For more information please contact us.
DEPARTURE FROM FOLEGANDROS TO OTHER ISLANDS
Folegandros is connected to the islands of Mykonos, Milos, Sifnos, Serifos, Ios, Naxos, Koufonisia, Amorgos and Sikinos. The connection is made by conventional or high speed boats. Similarly, the transport to other islands can be organized by helicopter. For any further arrangements, please contact us.