Folegandros is one of the most alluring Greek islands. Since the early 1980s tourists have been coming in increasing numbers to Folegandros. Despite this, as many of the inhabitants earn a living from fishing and agriculture as they do from tourism.
Those who visit Folegandros, are those who want a taste of genuine island life rather than a nonstop party, and the locals having seen what happened to Ios, are determined to keep it this way. Admitelttedly, Folegandros gets crowded during July and August, but come any other time and it’s a blissful place. The island has several good beaches and a striking landscape of cutlivated terraces giving way to precipitous cliffs.