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Cliffs at Chora on Folegandros
Cliffs at Chora on Folegandros
Coordinates: 36°37′N 24°54′E / 36.617°N 24.9°E / 36.617; 24.9
Island Chain: Cyclades
Area: 32.216 km² (12 sq.mi.)
Greece Greece
Periphery: South Aegean
Prefecture: Cyclades
Capital: Folegandros (town)
Population: 667 (as of 2001)
Density: 21 /km² (54 /sq.mi.)
Postal Code: 840 xx
Area Code: 22860
License Code: EM

Folegandros, or Pholegandros, is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea which, together with Sikinos, Ios, Anafi and Santorini, forms the southern part of the Cyclades. Its surface area is about 32 square kilometres (12 square miles) and it has 667 inhabitants. It has three small villages, Chora, Karavostassis, and Ano Meria, which are connected by a paved road.



Little is known about the ancient history of Folegandros. Its inhabitants were Dorians. Later it came under Athenian rule. The island was conquered in 1207 by the Venetian Marco Sanudo and remained under the rule of Venice until 1566, when it was taken by the Ottoman Turks. The Greeks reclaimed it in the 19th century.


Folegandros' landscape is varied, and includes tall cliffs and a large cave. The "capital" of the island, Chora, is built on the edge of a 200-metre high cliff. The port of Folegandros is the small town of Karavostassis. The village of Ano Meria contains a small but interesting Ecological and Folklore Museum. Among the notable beaches on Folegandros is Katergo, accessible only by boat from Karavostassis.

Vacationing Haven

Folegandros is one of many secluded Greek Isles that offer nature in its most pristine settings. With its clean blue ocean waters it was named by the Travel Channel as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the World.


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Coordinates: 36°37′N 24°54′E / 36.617°N 24.9°E / 36.617; 24.9


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Europe : Greece : Greek Islands : Cyclades : Folegandros

Folegandros, or Pholegandros, is a small island in the Cyclades.

Get in

Ferries from Santorini include the Flying Cat III and takes about 45 minutes

All ferry and high speed ferry companies : schedules, connections, availability and prices, between Folegandros, other Greek islands & Piraeus port (Athens) is here [1]

  • Folegandros Hotels [2]
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