Top things to do

Top Choice Bar in Hora (Folegandros)


Head west and look for a signed laneway beside the Anemousa Hotel to find this gem, a cafe-bar with cool music and cooler views. Watch birds soar at dusk over cocktails and creative tapas dishes.
Taverna in Ano Meria

I Synantisi

There are a couple of traditional, unpretentious tavernas in Ano Meria, including I Synantisi, also known as Maria’s. The island’s specialty dish is matsata, fresh pasta with tomato sauce and a choice of meat (usual…
Taverna in Ano Meria


Specialises in matsata, the local hand-made pasta dish.
Museum in Ano Meria

Folklore Museum

The settlement of Ano Meria has a traditional island life where tourism makes no intrusive mark and life happily wanders off sideways. The Folklore Museum is on the eastern outskirts of the village. Ask the bus driv…
Taverna in Hora (Folegandros)


A family business for 20 years, Pounta is the work of a creative Danish-Greek couple – dishes are served on Lisbet’s handmade ceramics (also for sale), in a large, lush garden. The menu ranges from breakfast yoghurt…
Church in Hora (Folegandros)


From Plateia Pounta, a steep zigzag path leads up to the large Church of the Virgin, Panagia, which sits perched on a dramatic cliff top above the town and acts as a mecca for sunset-watchers.
Mediterranean in Hora (Folegandros)

Eva’s Garden

Eva’s is a sophisticated spot that puts a gourmet spin on Greek cuisine (with portions that seem small if you’ve eaten at many tavernas!). Starters include octopus carpaccio or sauteed shrimps, while mains tempt wit…
Greek in Hora (Folegandros)


Perfectly placed for watching the passing parade, but what’s more impressive is the flavourful food: everything made from scratch, with the menu indicating gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options (a rarity in Gree…
Village in Folegandros


The island's capital is the concealed clifftop Hora, one of the Cyclades' most appealing villages. With pretty little churches and a medieval kastro filled with whitewashed houses draped in bougainvillea, the villag…