Beaches

For Livadi Beach, 1.2km southeast of Karavostasis, take the ‘bypass’ road just past the Anemi Hotel and follow it around the coast. There is camping here (see www.folegandros.org).

Katergo Beach is on the southeastern tip of the island and is best reached by boat from Karavostasis. Boats leave regularly (weather permitting), for €8 return.

The sandy and pebbled Angali beach, on the central coast opposite Hora, is a popular spot. There are some rooms here and reasonable tavernas; buses run here regularly in summer from Hora. About 750m west of Angali over the hill along a footpath is Agios Nikolaos, a clothes-optional beach.

A number of beaches can be reached from where the road ends beyond Ano Meria: Livadaki Beach is a 1.5km hike from the bus stop near the church of Agios Andreas at Ano Meria. Agios Georgios Beach is north of Ano Meria and requires another demanding walk (about 40 minutes). Have tough footwear and sun protection – and, because most beaches have no shops or tavernas, make sure you take food and water.

Boats connect some west-coast beaches in high season: excursion boats make separate round trips from Angali to Agios Nikolaos (€5), and from Angali to Livadaki Beach (€10).

Walking

Folegandros is popular with walkers and the island is criss-crossed with trails. Keen hikers should check out the detailed information at www.folegandros.com/footpaths.asp. Terrain (http://terrainmaps.gr) produces an excellent Folegandros map.