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Karavostasi in Folegandros

When nearing Karavostasi - the port of Folegandros - from the sea you are met by a welcoming picture with whitewashed houses and pastel-coloured fishing boats. Once ashore, one realizes that the picture is more beautiful from a distance, Karavostasi is like a village quite impersonal, but to be a port it is still quite charming.

There is all facilities you need: supermarket, travel agency, car and scooter rental companies, bakery, several tavernas, hotels and pensions. New pensions are under construction, a mark that Folegandros attracts more and more tourists.


Pebble beach in Karavostasi port in Folegandros.

Pebble beach in Karavostasi.



The shingle beach in the port is okay, maybe a little too sharp pebbles that makes it difficult to get into the sea. Better beaches are just around the corner, for example Vardia, located on the other side of the headland to the right of the pier (nose towards land).


Vardia beach in the port of Karavostasi in Folegandros.

Vardia beach in the port.


To get to Vardia, just walk a short way on the road to Chora and turn right, from a cliff, some steps leads down to the beach. Vardia is a nice beach with gray-white sand and seductively clear blue water.

If you follow the road on the other side of the port beach, you will first get to Latinaki beach, which actually is a number of small beaches located between small pockets in the cliff. Shortly thereafter is Visentzou beach, a really nice beach which, however, is a bit tricky to reach. The small Pountaki beach, just after Visentzou, is also nice, and also difficult to reach. But it is possible with a little determination. No tavernas.


Karavostasi. Folegandros.



If you continue the road after Pountaki beach you will soon arrive to Livadi beach. The beach lies in a wide bay with tamarisk trees. It is one of the longest beaches and may be considered to be quite okay, but it is certainly not a beach to brag about on Facebook.


Opinions differ about where one should stay on Folegandros, some prefer to stay in Chora, while others think it is best to stay in the port. For those of you who wants to stay near the sea, and to have walking distance to the beaches, Karavostasi fits perfectly. Vardia Bay Studios is popular among readers on our Swedish website, many also like Coral Apartments.

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Vardia Bay Studios. Folegandros.

Part of the port in Folegandros. Vardia Bay Studios is visible in the center of the picture.


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