Shining under the Aegean sun, Folegandros was named after the son of king Minos. 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. At 200m above sea level, travelers will discover a worth seeing Venetian castle. Hora, the capital town of the island, it’s been built partially in it. Hora with her purple bougainvillea leaning over the balconies, sugar-cube whitewashed houses, and sheer cliff drops convey the island’s ethereal, yet wild, beauty. It is one of the most beautiful and oldest medieval villages of the Cyclades.
Walk along the cobblestone narrow streets of Hora past white houses with multi-colored doors and windows, timeless creations of the traditional Cycladic architecture. If you need to take a rest, plane trees will offer you their cool, welcome shade. Wait until the sun sets into the eternal blue of the Aegean and join the locals in the village’s squares. Folegandros is an island with many mountainous areas and a rocky ground. The island impresses all visitors with the alterations of scenery. The wild mountainous bulks, the lacy shores, the green fields and the traditional settlements, create a magical scenery.