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Free your Jazz self on Folegandros Island, Greece

The Travelair on Dec 28, 2016 8:20:12 PM

Come with me to Folegandros

to the seashore with the everlasting breeze.

- Mirko Bonne, Folegandros


Why go there: The Greek island of Folegandros is frugal and sublime at the same time. It is where the seaview just takes your breath away and you forget where you come from and where you go from there. Folegandros is certainly off-the-beaten-path destination that captivates the visitors with the untouched beauty of its beaches, the luminous blue of its waters, and the unadulterated style of its architecture. Source: http://www.visitgreece.gr/  With the Anemi Jazz Festival kicking off from 28th - 31st July you won't be completely off the civilization.


Where to stay: If you haven't planned your summer holidays yet, get your friends together and plan your trip. Stay in one of these uniquely beautiful houses ideal to host groups of people and get the real taste of living the Folegadros pace.


Sun-filled getaway, great sea view for 6 guests from $340 USD 

Folegandros, Egeo, Greece
A beautiful new house, built with care and respect to the island's vernacular architecture, with comfortable interiors, spacious sunny terraces and stunning views of the infinite blue of the Aegean.


Traditional House - Old Mansion for 6 guests from $113 USD

Folegandros, Egeo, Greece
Located in Castro, built in the 17th century. Provide holidays for those who seeking relaxation and simultaneously within few minutes’ walk could be at the traditional and theatrical Chora, with it...
How to get there: 
It is easy to travel to Folegandros by ferry from the port of Piraeus, in Athens. So if you travel from another country to Greece your best bet is to fly to Athens. There are ferries to Folegandros 4-5 times per week from Athens. Depending on the vessel, the trip takes 6-8 hours and also connects Folegandros with many other islands of Cyclades, such as Santorini, Milos, Ios and Sifnos. In fact, many visitors arrive by plane in the close islands of Santorini or Milos and then continue by ferry to Folegandros. Source: www.greeka.com

Mythology: According to mythology, Folegandros was created by God Neptune when he got angry with the Cyclades Nymphs and decided to turn them into islands.

Fun fact: The naming of the island also has a version in mythology since it is believed that the first inhabitants of the island were some shepherds seeking for grassland for their flocks. Since all shepherds were men (andres in the Greek language) the island became known as “Polyandros” meaning many men. From that name derives the current name of the island. Source: http://www.cycladia.com/ 

Where to Eat:  Start the day with a coffee at the Status and Anna Café. Restaurants on Folegandros are totally unpretentious and might have just 5 or 6 tables. Overlooking the port, Kali Kardia has been serving fresh fish since 1960. Every dish is homemade. Matsata is the island’s specialty dish, which is a fresh pasta made with a red sauce and chicken, rabbit, or goat. Try matsata with rabbit and goat at To Asygkrito (ΤΟ ΑΣΥΓΚΡΙΤΟ) in Chora. The meat literally falls off the bone. Source: http://luxeadventuretraveler.com/ 

Where to Drink: Mikro Kelari, Chora, Folegandros. Locals crowd into this tiny bar to drink rakomelo, play games and eat cake.

What to Do: Explore the beaches. The island's finest beach is sandy Angali. Other good beaches are Agios Nikolaos, Livadaki and Agios Georgios. The island also offers an underwater paradise for scuba divers. 

Hiking: Folegandros is made for rambling. Stone-paved donkey tracks still criss-cross it, the most well-trodden from Chora's cemetery to the hilltop church of Panagia, spectacular at sunrise and sunset. A less strenuous way to circumnavigate the island is a boat tour - the only way to get to Chrysopilia, a cave lined with ancient inscriptions. Source: http://www.cntraveller.com/ 

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