Katergo is in my opinion the best beach on Folegandros - and most
scenic. The beach lies below a cliff on the south eastern tip of the island,
not far from the small hamlet of Livadi. You can go by beach boat
to Katergo, it's quite nice, but not as thrilling as to approach the beach
from above the cliffs. The walk starts below the village of Livadi (not
the beach with the same name), where you go with your own vehicle from
the port. Where the road ends, a sign point towards a small path to the
left. Then you "only" follow the path until you reach the cliff
ridge. If you choose this path to Katergo, I can assure you that you will
burst out a loud "Wow!" when you gaze at the beach and sea.
It is difficult to imagine a more stunning view. Below (pretty far below,
the cliffs descend abruptly) your feet you will see a long attractive
beach and a clear blue sea, in addition is the small island Makri Katergo
offshore, and you have an unlikely beautiful picture in front of you.
When you stand up there, you will most likely get the feeling
that you want to get down as fast as possible. A part of the brain says,
swim now! Another says: how on earth will I get down! The path downhill
is steep, really steep. But there are no major problems to get down, it
looks harder than it is. If you take it easy, it takes about 5 minutes
to walk down. Once down there you will get rewarded when you throw yourself
into the lovely sea. The entire walk takes about 30 minutes each way.
You can also walk to Katergo via a path that begins at the campsite at
Livadi beach, and you can go by beach boat from the port of Karavostasi.