Folegandros Kikladhes, Greece with Leah Grace Photo

Folegandros, nestled within the Cyclades archipelago in Greece, is cherished for its captivating allure, encompassing picturesque landscapes, secluded beaches, an authentic Greek ambiance, and delectable cuisine.

Join Leah Grace, a gifted destination wedding photographer, as she shares her cherished recommendations for activities, culinary delights, and accommodations on this enchanting island


If you’re ever unsure about what to order at a restaurant, you can’t go wrong with a Greek salad. Fresh and Local Ingredients: Greek salads in Greece typically feature the freshest and most locally sourced ingredients. You’ll savour the taste of ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, juicy olives, creamy feta cheese, and aromatic Greek olive oil. These ingredients are often harvested from nearby farms, ensuring their quality and flavour. And the below restaurant is no exception!

Ristorante Flora Mimis, Ano Meria 840 11, Greece

Papalagi Seafood is among the most enchanting dining establishments in the region. Your reservation includes a delightful boat ride pick-up from Agkali Beach, offering a unique experience. The restaurant offers superb cuisine and a serene ambiance, elevated above the calm waters.

Άγιος Νικόλαος 84011 Folégandros, Greece

When it comes to breakfast options, if your accommodation doesn’t provide it, Kanela Coffee & Bakery is a great choice to kickstart your day

Generally, Folegandros Kikladhes is famous for its culinary offerings. The city boasts an abundance of exceptional restaurants, ensuring that you’ll find delectable dining options at every turn. You can’t go wrong when it comes to enjoying a great meal here!


The top reason to explore Folegandros is its secluded swimming coves that offer a sense of tranquillity. If you’re with a small group, you might even have the chance to venture to the adjacent coves and enjoy them in solitude.

To make the most of your visit, consider renting an ATV to access the following enchanting swimming spots:

  1. Paralia Agkali: Here, you’ll find three excellent beach bars serving Greek lite fare and beach cocktails.
  2. Paralia Ampeli: Relax on large rocks and indulge in some snorkelling.
  3. Paralia Ligaria: Be prepared for a slight downhill walk after parking.
  4. Paralia Agios Georgios: Located just beyond Ligaria, reaching this cove involves more hiking on a dirt road. However, the exclusivity and the picturesque abandoned ombre blue fishing shacks make it worth the effort.
  5. Paralia Katergo: Although it’s the best cove, reaching it by land is the most challenging. Instead of taking a boat from the port, we recommend embracing the 45-minute hike up and over the cliff to experience the breathtaking view from above the isolated beach. It’s worth every moment of uncertainty about being on the right path. You can easily locate these coves and their parking areas on Google Maps for your convenience.

Travel advice: Don’t miss out on visiting the Church of Panagia for breathtaking panoramic views of the entire island.


Explore AVATON, a newly constructed gem boasting stunning, unobstructed ocean views, an infinity pool with a cabana and bar, and a sleek, minimalist modern design. Indulge in an incredible Greek farm-to-table breakfast experience. The hospitable owner offers complimentary ferry port transfers, and the property is conveniently situated just outside the main village. There’s a scenic walking/running path leading to the village for shopping and dining or a quick 4-minute drive to the parking area. It’s the ideal spot to relax and cool off after a day of ATV adventures.

For more budget-conscious options:

  • Mar Inn: Offers affordability without compromising on a great location, providing views of the village and the sea below.
  • Chora Resort Hotel & Spa: Centrally located near the main restaurant and shopping area, making it convenient for exploring.
  • Blue Sand Boutique Hotel & Suites: Located at Agkali Beach, this chic hotel boasts a restaurant right outside and a charming boutique offering local clothes, candles, and home decor.

Avoid staying near the ferry port, as there are accommodations available there, but they may not offer the same scenic charm and convenience as these other options.

PHOTOGRAPHY Leah Grace Photo