'This week’s Island of the Week is the rugged but naturally beautiful island of Folegandros. Part of the Cyclades, Folegandros is located in the south of the island chain. Only 8 miles long and 3 miles wide, it is one of the smaller islands yet it is known as the island of peace, for it’s tranquil way of life those on the island experience. So here at The Greek Specialist we’ve put together some of the best places to go on the island and things to do to make the most of your trip.
Folegandros has a number of beautiful beaches such as Fira, Agios Nikolaos or Agios Georgios but Katergo beach has to take the top spot. Unlike some of the other beaches mentioned Katergo isn’t the easiest to reach yet that makes it even more worth it. You can only get to Katergo on foot or via boat from the island's port of Karavostasi, these run roughly every 10 minutes though so don’t worry. The beach itself is surrounded by rock formations, and some nearby inlets which you can swim to. The water is crystal clear and makes it perfect for snorkeling and playing around in the water.
The discussions have taken place around the dinner table. The whole family has agreed - this years summer holiday should be Greece!
But, where in Greece? There are 227 inhabited islands and you have to take into account the needs of everyone in your family. Ok so not all of them are really suitable for taking a holiday on but are you prepared for a bit of adventure and experience a local ferry to get to experience the real Greece or do you want to get off the plane and be at your hotel in 30 minutes? Are you wanting all inclusive or do you want to try the local restaurants? Is it that postcard picture experience that you want to achieve or do you want something off the beaten track that perhaps no-one else has heard of before?
Let me try and take you through the options.
Greece is a love affair for The Greek Specialist. Our first visit to the country came in 1997 and since then