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Folegandros is a small Greek island located in the Aegean Sea between the islands of Milos and Santorini. It is part of the Cyclades island group and is known for its picturesque landscape and quaint villages. The island is sparsely populated with a population of just over 1,000 people.

The terrain of Folegandros is mostly mountainous with a central plateau. The highest point on the island is Profitis Ilias at 645 meters. The coastline is mostly rocky with several small beaches and coves. The climate is mild and temperate with hot summers and mild winters.

Folegandros has a long history dating back to the ancient Greeks. The island was first inhabited by the Minoans in the 15th century BC. In the 4th century BC, the island was colonized by the Athenians. It was later conquered by the Romans, the Venetians and the Ottoman Turks.

Folegandros is known for its traditional architecture and quaint villages. The island's main village, Chora, is set on a hill overlooking the sea and is known for its whitewashed houses, narrow cobblestone streets, and Byzantine churches.

Folegandros is a popular tourist destination for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. The island offers a variety of activities such as hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and sailing. There are also several restaurants and bars where visitors can sample the local cuisine.

Folegandros is a beautiful and tranquil island that is sure to provide visitors with a memorable experience. With its stunning scenery, traditional villages, and laid-back atmosphere, Folegandros is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday.

Excursion tips for a day in Folegandros

As a tourist in Folegandros in Greece, there are many exciting activities to enjoy on a day. Here are some of the top activities to experience:

1. Visit the Chora, the main town of Folegandros. Take in the stunning views of the Aegean Sea and explore the narrow cobblestone streets lined with whitewashed houses.

2. Take a boat trip around the island and admire the rugged coastline and the small, picturesque coves.

3. Go on a hike along one of the many trails that traverse the island. Enjoy the stunning views of the sea, the mountains, and the wildflowers.

4. Relax on one of the many beaches and take a swim in the crystal clear waters.

5. Visit the Church of Panagia, the main church of Folegandros, and admire its beautiful architecture.

6. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Folegandros and explore its collection of artifacts from the island’s ancient history.

7. Take a cooking class and learn how to make traditional Greek dishes.

8. Visit the Venetian Castle and explore the ruins of the ancient fortress.

9. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in the Chora and sample some of the local cuisine.

10. Go shopping in the Chora and pick up some souvenirs to take home.

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The climate in Folegandros

Folegandros in Greece has a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. In the winter, temperatures range from 5-12°C, while in the summer, temperatures rise to 25-30°C. Spring and autumn are mild and pleasant with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C. Rainfall is heaviest in winter, with some snowfall in the mountains, while summers are usually dry with very little rain.

Cruise weather for Folegandros

Our weather forecast for Folegandros helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 26.9 °C
29.2 m/s
39.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
67.5 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 26 °C
25.6 m/s
33.8 m/s
0.7 %
24.1 m
70.5 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 26.4 °C
32.0 m/s
42.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
64.5 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 26.8 °C
36.0 m/s
49.3 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
66.1 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 25.4 °C
34.1 m/s
52.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
74.6 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 26 °C
37.4 m/s
58.3 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
71.9 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 26 °C
38.2 m/s
58.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
72.1 %
1,005 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 26.2 °C
34.2 m/s
60.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
66.5 %
1,005 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 25.9 °C
20.5 m/s
29.5 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
73.3 %
1,005 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 26.1 °C
19.8 m/s
26.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
76.4 %
1,004 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 25.7 °C
19.1 m/s
25.9 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
84.8 %
1,007 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 25.7 °C
18.4 m/s
25.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
77.5 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 25.7 °C
38.4 m/s
58.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
76.2 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 27.2 °C
min: 25.8 °C
51.1 m/s
68.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
69.6 %
1,008 hPa

Cruises to Folegandros

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Scheduled ship calls in Folegandros, Greece
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Jul. 2025 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am

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