Folegandros is one of the islands that impress even the photos. A landscape both wild and charming, with one of the most beautiful and well-preserved Aegean countries, with medieval elements and paths leading to enchanting beaches. Folegandros is an island of Cyclades between Sikinos and Milos. It is also called Polycandros or Polykandros. Its shores are steep and form many capetes such as Kastelli, Kyparissos, Aspropounta, Vitsentzos, Grota, Livadi, Livadaki etc .. The island has two large settlements. The capital is Chora, with 316 inhabitants, built on the eastern side, at a height of 200 m. The other settlement is Ano Meria where it is located to the north with a population of 291 inhabitants, and is the most traditional part of the island. It is the rural settlement with the houses to be spaced apart and create the so-called "Themones". Smaller settlements of the island are Petoussi and the port of the island, which is Karavostatis. Gastronomy Folegandros (Local Taste): • Matsata (handmade pasta accompanied by rooster / rabbit / red beef) • Capers stifado • Karpouzenia (traditional sweet with watermelon, honey and sesame) • Souroto (creamy white cheese) • Melichloro (soft white cheese rinsed in the sea) • Kallasuna (traditional pie with strawberry and onion) • Cookies (with sesame seeds baked in a traditional wood oven, ideal for breakfast) •Revithada (greek traditional food) •Thyme honey •Melopites
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In Folegandros there is a very important monument of nature, the cave Chrysospilia. Chrysospilia is a unique natural monument.
the element that makes Chrysospilia a unique monument of the global cultural heritage is the large number of ancient names covering its walls and ceiling.
It is located west of the island in a small bay (Agali)
The most crowded and high on the island’s preferences beach is Agalis beach
The area of the Kastro, a small fortress made by the Venetians in 1210
The most impressive part of Hora is the Castle (Kastro), which is built on the edge of the sheer cliff that reaches 200 metres.
The Church of Panagia, dedicated to the koimisi Theotokou
Above Chora, at the top of the hill stands the imposing largest church of the island, the Church of Panagia
The Folklore Museum includes a building complex house and stable with all the tools used in daily life
The Folk Museum in Ano Meria Folegandros is in fact a representative example of a traditional 19th-century house.