Folegandros, Greece


Cyclades, Greece

Folegandros is a seductive island, typical of the dry and cinematic Cycladic landscape, with its beautiful medieval Chora overlooking the Aegean sea. No wonder that Folegandros has many loyal visitors that return every year, for their summer or spring holidays. The island of Folegandros is small and quiet, with three main villages that all deserve your attention: Chora (or Hora), Karavostasi (the island port) and Ano Meria. Summers in Folegandros are simple, full of herb smells and defined by the contrast of the wild rocky landscape and the sea views to the Aegean blue. 

Folegandros chora view Aegean sea

Ferry schedules and ferry tickets to Folegandros

The island of Folegandros is connected to Athens and the port of Piraeus with regular ferries and high speed catamarans. During the summer, there are at least 2 to 3 daily itineraries from Piraeus to Folegandros while in the off season period there are 2 or 3 ferries per week that serve this ferry route. Located in the central Cyclades, Folegandros is well connected with other nearby islands such as Santorini, Naxos, Ios, Milos, Amorgos, Sifnos as well as Mykonos and Syros among others. This means that: 

  1. you can find many direct and indirect ferry routes to reach Folegandros throughout the year
  2. Folegandros is ideal for island-hopping!

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Ferry from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Folegandros

Folegandros is connected to Athens and the port of Piraeus with itineraries throughout the year. During the summer months the Piraeus - Folegandros connection is frequent with 2 - 3 ferries departing daily to the island. During the winter, there are usually 2 or 3 ferries every week departing from Piraeus to Folegandros. 

The island of Folegandros is also well connected to other neighbouring and nearby islands of the Cyclades which allows for an easy indirect ferry access to the island any time in the year. For example you can easily and regularly reach Folegandros from Santorini, Ios, Naxos, or Syros. 

How long is the ferry trip to Folegandros?

Folegandros is located approximately 190 km (118 miles) away from Athens and the port of Piraeus. Since the ferry route Piraeus - Folegandros is served by both conventional ferries as well as high speed vessels the duration of your trip depends on the type of ferry that you choose to travel with. Indicatively, a ferry ride to Folegandros can last from 7 to 9 hours with a conventional ferry and around 4 to 5 hours with a high speed. 

Island hopping from Folegandros

During the summer you can get cheap ferry tickets from Folegandros to its nearby islands and enjoy the beauties of the Cyclades to the most. The island of Folegandros is in very close distance to the islands of Milos, Kimolos, Sikinos, Ios and Sifnos as well as in a short distance from Santorini, Paros, Naxos, and Amorgos. You can reach all these islands from Folegandros in a short ferry ride while there is also a ferries connecting Folegandros to Mykonos, Syros and Anafi.  

Can you think of a better island hopping option? Check our map of ferries, find all the available ferry connections to and from Folegandros and book the cheapest and most convenient itineraries to make the perfect island-hopping experience!  

Holidays in Folegandros

Folegandros is a great summer holiday destination if you are looking for a relaxing time and if you like the combination of picturesque villages and a wild natural surrounding. While not famous for its intense night life like its neighbouring islands of Ios or Sifnos, Folegandros offers many good options for coffee, food and drink in its beautiful villages. Try not to leave Folegandros without trying (maybe more than once?) the traditional handmade pasta ‘Machata’, which is served in many delicious variations!

Beaches in Folegandros

The island of Folegandros has few very beautiful beaches while the sea water is of crystal blue colour. Since Folegandros is a small island with a wild, rocky landscape, some of its beaches are only accessible after a short hike. 

  • Karavostasi
  • Katergo
  • Livadaki
  • Agali 
  • Abeli
  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Galifos
  • Agios Georgios


How to book your ferry tickets to Folegandros

Folegandros is a little gem in the centre of the Aegean and it will charm you with its elegance, its picturesque architecture and its wild Cycladic views...and it's only really a few clicks away from you! On Ferryhopper you will find all the available direct and indirect ferry schedules to Folegandros as well as the best ferry ticket prices to the Greek islands!

Folegandros has direct ferry connections with 23 ports:

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