Athens - Folegandros

Duration: 7 Days /6 Nights
Destinations:
Church of Panagia in chora, Folegandros island
per person in a triple room From 417

Folegandros is a small Greek island under the Aegean sun that belongs to the southern part of the Cyclades. This off-the-beaten-path destination captivates the visitors with the untouched beauty of its beaches, the luminous blue of its waters, and the unadulterated style of its architecture. Bougainvilleas leaning over the balconies, sugar-cube whitewashed houses, and sheer cliff drops convey the island’s wild, beauty. In the gentle breeze passing through the alleys  you may feel the perfume of lime trees or of the local bread. 

Folegandros is one of those quiet islands where time seems to have stopped, retaining its traditional features while introducing modern amenities and organized tourist services. It has three small villages, Chora (capital town), Karavostasis (port) and Ano Meria, which are connected by a paved road. The "capital" of the island, Chora, is built on the edge of a 200-meter high cliff. At this altitude, travelers will discover Kástro, a Venetian castle that will take you back to the Middle Ages. Make a stop at the church of Panagia, which offers a nice walk and a magnificent view of the Chora and of the west coast. Visit the Chryssospilia Cave, an impressive natural monument, reachable only by boat. Stop at the small Ecological and Folklore Museum, in Ano Mera village. Taste homemade dishes and local delicacies, such as “matsáta” (handmade noodles with rooster or rabbit), sourotó (white goat cheese), and drink “rakómelo” (raki with honey) the famous spirit of the island.

Folegadros is full of pebbly beaches covered with tamarisk trees. Two beaches can be reached by car: Karavostasi and Angali. The scenic harbour of Karavostássis with its beautiful beach is the perfect starting point for an exploration of the beaches of Hohlídia, Vitzétzo, Latináki, Pountáki and Livádi, a village with a sandy beach, turquoise waters and a camping site. Those of you, who don't feel like walking, can take a caique from Karavostássis to Kátergo, the most beautiful beach on the island, with thin pebbles and crystal-clear waters. Sheer cliff drops and azure waters embrace Agali beach to the west of the island. A trail from here will take you to the clothing-optional beach of Ayios Nikólaos, where a taverna with delicious food and a marvelous view awaits you. In the northeastern part of the island lie the beaches of Voriná, with green stones peculiar-to-Folégandros, Ayios Geórgios and Serfiótiko, accessible only by caique or on foot.

Arrival in Athens: Daily (April - October)

  • 3 nights hotel accommpodation in Athens
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Folegandros
  • Half day organized Athens city tour
  • Transfers in Athens (Airport-hotel-port-hotel-Airport)
  • Transfers in Folegandros island (port-hotel-port)
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts
  • Hotel taxes
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing tour

Not included:

  • International flight tickets to/from Greece
  • Ferry tickets to/from Folegandros island
  • Personal expenses
  • Customary tips to drivers, guides and escorts
  • VISA expenses, if necessary

 

 

Rates per Person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1
SeasonTripleTwinSingle
April 01-May 31 & Sept 16-Oct 31417520855
June 01-30 & Sept 01-15439552914
July 01-24 4946151045
July 25-Aug 315586971205
Group 2
  • Athens: 4-star Athens Gate (superior room) or similar
  • Folegandros: 4-star Chora Resort (standard room pool view) or similar
SeasonTripleTwinSingle
April 27-June 12 & Sept 15-306308021441
June 13-July 15 & Sep 01-14 6948791595
July 16-24 7589381714
July 25-Aug 3187611112059
Group 3
SeasonTripleTwinSingle
May 26-June 30 & Aug 25-Sept 308219421773
July 01-3187610241936
Aug 01-2493911152118

Additional Costs:
Estimated cost for ferry tickets (Piraeus - Folegandros - Piraeus): euros 140 per person.

(1st class ferry boat or economy class high speed tickets)