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More About Folegandros

Folegandros is situated in the Southern Cyclades bertween Sikinos and Milos in a distance of 105 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus. The island has an area of 32sq miles and a coastline of 40km. Folegandros can be reached by ferry boats departing from Piraeus, while the summer period there is connection between Folegandros and other Cycladic isalnds like Santorini, Ios, Naxos and Milos.

Folegandros has little in the way of package tourist amenities or major roads and those who come to the island looking for organized water-sports, discos and wild nightlife will be disappointed.

But a lack of nightlife does not mean a lack of good restaurants and cafes for after all, on a quiet island, once you have walked through the hills in solitude, smelling the wild thyme, oregano and the array of colorful wildflowers in he spring, what better way to end the day than with a nice meal and some good wine? Like its neighbors Sifnos and Milos, Folegandros cuisine has not been gentrified yet.

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Folegandros is one of those tiny, quiet islands where time seems to have stopped. It is the very prototype for the typical Greek island, with clear waters, white houses and little winding streets.

Located in the southern part of the Cyclades near the islands of Milos and Sikinos. The island has an area of 32 square kilometres and a population of 558 . It is more a large dry rock in the middle of the sea rather than a proper island where potable water and land suitable for cultivation are rare.

The people living there have as a major source of income the high income tourism as the island is a place of recollection and reflection for many famous people. The natural beauty of the island is based on its wild rocky character, its imposing vertical cliffs leading to the dark blue sea and the numerous small secluded beaches with clear waters in colour of all shades of blue and green. There is a helicopter port but potable water still arrives to the island with tankers whenever the weather permits it. The ground is hilly with not an t important economy is no. Crops are limited and people engaged mainly in fishing. The island's main economy is the tourism because the island has many picturesque locations and beaches.

Even though this island belongs to the "calmer" categories, the island can get extremely busy during the high season mainly from Greek tourists. For the few locals this is a blessing, since it keeps their island alive. Most of them are involved with fishing and agriculture, and the extra money tourism brings makes them able to stay here in the winter as well. Although Folegandros has little in the way of tourist amenities or roads, it attracts more and more visitors each year -chiefly those in search of solitude close to nature and away from the spirit of other cosmopolitan islands such as Santorini, Rhodes, Mykonos or Corfu .

Folegandros History

The island's history is not very well known in detail, but there is evidence that it was inhabited at a very early stage. In the 2nd Millennia BC it was probably under Minoan, Cretan, rule. The island was named from Folegandros, who according to the tradition was the leader of the settlers. Later on, in the 8th century BC, the island was settled by Dorians, a Greek tribe from the north. In the 5th century BC was under the Athenian domination. Finally was conquered by the Romans who used it as a place of exile.

The island shared the same fate as almost all the Cycladic islands in the 13th century AD, when the Venetians invaded and made the area a duchy of their own, with Naxos as the centre. This lasted for more than 400 years, when the Turks conquered Greece. Folegandros was liberated in the 19th century after the war of Independence had broken out.

What to See

The island has three basic villages, all worth a visit. The capital is Chora, which is a traffic-free little village with many taverns and shops. Here, the Castro lies, which was an area of the town built like a fortress. You can also visit the church of the Virgin Mary (Panagia) just above Chora, which has an icon said to have worked many miracles. The town of Folegandros is one of the most beautiful in the Cyclades. It is a romantic place with strong medieval character, with lots of churches and a castle, built in 1212 as a protection against the pirates. Originally the town of Folegandros was confined inside the borders of the castle for protection but with the passage of time and the gradual disappearance of the pirates the town "spilled" out of the walls and reached the sea shore. The castle is built on a rock 200 metres above the sea is more than a row of guard houses than a proper castle, a style very common in the Cyclades. Inside the castle there are all the old picturesque houses and lots of churches with the church of Pantanassa being the most visited since it has a breathtaking view to the sea.

The town itself consists of small square white-washed houses built in a complex way communicating with a vast network of narrow white streets which create small yards, winding corridors between colourful flowers, jasmines, bougainvilleas and pots with basil. The new quarter is just as pretty, with narrow alleys, stepped walls, courtyards, wooden balconies and typically Aegean churches. Above the town of Folegandros on top of a rock is located the most characteristic structure of the island, the church of Panagia. It is built on top of an ancient temple and one can still see its architecture incorporated to the Christian building. But probably the most important feature of the church is the view to the sea and the near by island of Sikinos.

 


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