Beaches to Visit While on Folegandros
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Folegandros is a Greek island in the Cyclades that represents the best of what Greece has to offer. Although it isn’t as far south as Crete, Folegandros enjoys a moderate climate that is still perfectly suited for enjoying the weather. During peak tourist season, the island is filled with visitors seeking a bit of sun. Because it is further south than many other islands, off peak months like May and October still boast gorgeous enough weather to still enjoy the beach. Here’s a look at some of the best beaches to visit on the Greek island of Folegandros:
The first beach you should consider visiting is Agali Beach, which is actually the busiest beach on the island. This is where the center of beach life on the island seems to congregate. There are sun beds and umbrellas to rent as well as plenty of beachside cafes and tavernas to enjoy. However, if you want to enjoy some of these tavernas, you will need to visit the beach during peak season. These businesses are closed outside of the tourist season.
Although this beach is made of fine pebbles, which tends to be uncomfortable on the feet, it’s also a fairly popular beach during peak season since it is located by the main port. It is also an idea beach to enjoy the waters since the sea is crystal clear and incredibly warm. You’ll want to rent a sun bed here since the pebbles aren’t comfortable to sit on. This beach also has some shade, which means that you can easily find relief from the sun if you need it.
Agios Georgios Beach
Another beach you’ll want to visit on Folegandros is Agios Georgios Beach, which is known for its relaxing atmosphere. This is a beach that is also known for its warm, crystal clear water. Unlike some of the other beaches on the island, Agios Georgios is made of beautiful, soft sand. However, since the wind can be aggressive here, it is a good idea to check the weather report. There are other beaches that are less windy that you can enjoy during your stay on the island.
If you are craving a beach that seems to be tucked out of the way, Ligaria is the place to be! This is a gorgeous beach that somehow doesn’t attract the crowds of the other three mentioned here. It’s also incredibly beautiful and worthy of exploring. Unfortunately, there are no services here, which means that you will need to bring your own chair, towel, and umbrella. The beach is also easily accessible from the village of Ano Meria.
Although Folegandros is a popular island, it is still a bit off the beaten track. Its smaller size discourages people looking for a bustling scene, which means that even during peak season, the crowds aren’t all that bad. You can’t go wrong visiting any one of these beaches no matter what time of year it is!
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