Folegandros – east & south of Chora

East & south of Chora To the east of Chora the road leads down off the central plateau through an arid rocky ravine to the island’s only port, Karavostasis (3km), on the east coast. This [...]

Folegandros – west of Chora

West of Chora Two hundred and fifty metres west of Chora, the road drops into a short dip: to the south at this point, just above the road, is the church of Aghios Giorgios. Above its west door [...]


Folegandros Travel Guide – Best of Folegandros Island: History, beaches, places to visit & more.   …Few islands can boast a more attractive and dramatically sited chora than [...]

Folegandros – general

General Approaching the island in an evening of February 1884, when the world’s skies still possessed the lurid sunset col our given them by the eruption of Krakatoa six months previously, James [...]

Folegandros – history

History The first evidence of human settlement on the island, at its northern extremity of Kastellos Point, dates from the Early Cycladic II period (mid-3rd millennium bc). Continuity during the [...]

Folegandros – folegandros Chora

Chora The * Chora of Folegandros—one of the best preserved and most dramatically sited in the Aegean—divides into two areas: the older, semi-fortified, mediaeval Kastro to the north; and the [...]

Folegandros – Church of the Panaghia

Church of the Panaghia To the left of the primary school building overlooking Pounta Square a street leads into the stepped path which winds up to the church of the Panaghia, below the sum mit of [...]